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JC MSFL Week 1 review

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2011

The JC MSFL season 2011/12 kicked-off in style on Sunday with goals aplenty across the five divisions, with defending champions Redbridge Jewish Care A sharing the points after a 10-goal thriller at North London Raiders A, while the top score saw Shirley Park thrash Team JLGB 18-0.

JC MSFL WEEK 1 HEADLINES

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Israel beaten by Greece

September 2, 2011

Israel's Euro 2012 qualification hopes are hanging by a thread after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Group F leaders Greece on Friday afternoon.

A second-half strikes from Sotirios Ninis was all that separated the teams at the Bloomfield Stadium.

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MSFL Best Buys

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

Here are my best buys in the JC MSFL transfer window.

Ben Lauffer - Hendon United Sports Club A

Paul Babai - Faithfold A to North West Neasden A

Motti Colman - London Maccabi Lions A to Hendon Utd Sports Club A

Lee Bibring - London Maccabi Lions A to Redbridge Jewish Care A

Jonny Ellis - North West Neasden A to Brady Maccabi

David Ossack - FC Team A

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JC MSFL Predictions

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

DANNY CARO'S PREDICTIONS
Premier Division: Hendon Utd A
Division 1: Chigwell Athletic
Division 2: Glenthorne United A
Division 3: North West Neasden C
Division 4: SPEC

DAVID WOLFF'S PREDICTIONS
Premier Division: North London Raiders A
Division 1: Brixton Old Boys A
Division 2: Norstar B
Division 3: Glenthorne United B
Division 4: SPEC

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Fox: Help us respect you

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

Martin Fox, the JC MSFL’s Referees Secretary, believes that the RESPECT campaign is a two-way thing.

Fox said: “I want everyone to respect the RESPECT campaign. I want to see more teams respect refs. I want to see more teams, win or lose, shake the hand of the ref and more sportsmanship. People must remember that it’s not the referee’s fault when a team loses.

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Wolff: We have a lot to look forward to

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

David Wolff, chairman of the JC MSFL, believes that there is a lot to look forward to ahead of the new season.

Wolff, 66, has spearheaded the league for 41 years. He said: “The beginning of the season is always an exciting time. I’m pleased that we’ve increased the numbers, albeit slightly.”

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Lions well beaten

September 2, 2011

London Lions were well beaten by Wodson Park in a game where they were up against it before a ball was kicked.

An hour before kick-off, Lions lost their keeper to a repoted flat tyre and Josh Kennet pulled out to last-minute work commitments.

Manager Tony Gold managed to pull in 18-year-old Declan Green at 40 minutes notice to take charge between the sticks.

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Gold pleased with Lions improvement

September 2, 2011

Lions boss Tony Gold watched his team battle out a competitive goalless draw with unbeaten Cockfosters at Broxbourne’s Goff’s Oak Stadium to end a run of three defeats.

Neither side could break the deadlock despite having good chances but the Lions manager was happy with a share of the points.

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Lions edged out by Harpenden

September 2, 2011

Tony Gold, manager of London Lions, picked the positives out of the Tuesday's 2-1 defeat against Harpenden Town in the South Midlands League Division One.

A gutsy Lions performance went unrewarded as they went down fighting.

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Sela bows out against Federer

By Danny Caro, September 2, 2011

Dudi Sela put in a spirited performance before bowing out of the US Open – going down in down straight sets against Roger Federer.

Sela was left chasing shadows on the Ashe Stadium, succumbing 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in 77 minutes.

“I had no chance against his serve, zero chance. "That's what's what I felt. Every point was so fast,” said Sela after his second round defeat.

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