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Avram Grant prepared for bidding war

By James Masters and Simon Griver, October 28, 2010

Avram Grant is ready to spark a capital bidding war by launching a raid for Israel star Itay Shechter.

The Hapoel Tel Aviv striker is being chased by a whole host of clubs including West Ham and London rivals Tottenham.

Shechter is keen to make the move to the Premier League in the New Year following a successful spell with Hapoel.


Gloves are off as Salita aims for redemption

By Mike Sinclair, October 28, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is set to exoricse the demons of his Amir Khan nightmare by challenging for the IBA world welterweight title.

Salita, 28, who was crushed by Bolton's Khan last December, will take on Mike Anchondo in a bid to get his career back on track.

The Brooklyn-based Jewish boxer will meet 28-year-old Anchondo, winner of 30 of his 33 fights, at Roseland Ballroom in Times Square, New York.

Salita's own company, Salita Promotions, have teamed up with Universal Boxing to stage the show and has also enlisted the services of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.


Israel hope to bloom

By Simon Griver, October 28, 2010

Israel manager Luis Fernandez has requested that his team play their next two home qualifiers at Bloomfield Stadium. The call came after the Frenchman watched the highly-charged Tel Aviv derby on Saturday night which Hapoel won. Fernandez feels the national stadium in Ramat Gan lacks atmosphere.

He also insists that Israel can still qualify for Euro finals. "I want to play our next home games against Georgia and Latvia at Bloomfield. We will take six points in those games and if we win away games we can still go through."


Super Saunders inspires Crumpsall

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

A man of the match performance from Zevi Saunders was the platform for Crumpsall’s first victory of the season.

Westdene started the basement battle strongly. After two minutes, Daniel Klappish raced onto as through ball and coolly slotted into the bottom corner.

This served as a wake up call for Crumpsall and they started to play nice passing football and winning all the 50/50s. Indeed Shya Halpern hit a post and Yossi Saunders had a goal ruled of for offside.Saunders made some excellent lung-bursting runs into the box but was thwarted by Caplin in the Westdene goal.


JC Olim League Week 3 review

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

The third week of the Israeli Anglo League took place last Saturday, where Aviv City FC journeyed south to take on the new boys Ashdod.

Ashdod, a team of young skilful French players, got off to an immediate start with a free kick that they converted for an early 1-0 advantage. Aviv City managed to respond shortly after leveling the play but this was short-lived and by half-time it was 3-1 to Ashdod.


Fogelman stars in six goal thriller

October 25, 2010

Shirley Park player-manager Dan Oade believes that his team has what it takes to go up after displaying their promotion credentials in a six-goal thriller against Jewventus at Gladstone Park.

It needed a goal 18 minutes from time to earn his team a point as Jewventus goal-poacher Richard Fogelman has tried to wrestle the initiative with a hat-trick.


Masters round up

October 25, 2010

In the Maccabi Masters League Division 1, Adam Brand’s goals gave Brady A a 2-1 win over Hendon Harriers, for whom guest Jacob Namer scored.

Faithfold won the mid-table clash against South Mancs 5-1, courtesy of goals from Ben Simons (2), Nick Davis, Russell Rich and Jason Levy.

In Division 2, leaders Glenthorne beat Norstar 6-3 with Adam Lennard scoring five, whilst Bruce Brent (2) and Steve Feiger replied for Norstar.

Lions edged out South Mancs B 2-1 thanks to goals from Daryl Lazarus and Stuart Coutts.


Newman success

October 22, 2010

Trampolining Josh Newman won the Norwich Easton grading with a personal best score. In doing so, Newman, 11, passed the grade and is now in D grade, one away from being a national C competitor.

The youngster has now come first in all five regional competitions this year and has had a great year overall. Newman will now compete for King Solomon High in the National Schools Elite Trampoline competition in early December.

His final grading will be in January before competing at national C Under 13s and hopefully the national schools final February.


Dar wrestles it to the Max

October 22, 2010

Wrestling Israeli wrestling sensation Noam Dar underlined his status as one of the sport’s most exciting youngsters following his latest triumph.The 17-year-old prodigy retained his tag-team title alongside fellow starlet Liam Thomson at the recent Maximum Impact event.
Dar, who was born in Tel Aviv but moved to Scotland at the age of six, has already spoken of his desire to star in America’s WWE in the future.
He did his chances no harm after inflicting a second consecutive defeat on rivals and former champions High Energy at the Magnum Centre in Irvine.


Muzzle Tov to the kosher greyhound

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

Greyhound racing A Jewish-owned greyhound is taking the racing scene by storm. Bought two years ago, when he was just a week old, Muzzle Tov has been working his way up the ladder and recently claimed his first win at Romford.

The dog is owned by a group from north west London, the majority of whom spend most evening in the Hendon Beis, where the idea was first conceived. His owners - Aryeh Berkley, Daniel Hanstater, Sam Vecht, Chaim Schwab, Chaim Gothold, Gavriel Cohen and Eli Pollak - work in finance, law, dentistry and at the Israeli Embassy.