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The JC MSFL Rumour Mill

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2011

The JC MSFL Rumour Mill is back. Find out which footballers from the community are in demand.

Send your club gossip and transfer news to dcaro@thejc.com.

Faithfold are on red alert after Josh Rosenfeld, the Brady Maccabi manager, expressed his admiration of former player Josh Gordon. Rosenfeld said: “Having played with Josh for years growing up, I know the quality he has as a player and person would only benefit any side. I only have full admiration for Josh. Maybe if he came knocking on my door it would be something definitely worth considering.”

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JC MSFL rumour mill

By Danny Caro, January 21, 2011

Due to popular demand, the JC MSFL rumour mill is back.

North West Neasden are set to step up their interest in Faithfold midfielder Alex Levack.

Faithfold are on red alert after Josh Rosenfeld, the Brady Maccabi manager, expressed his admiration of former player Josh Gordon.

Brady keeper Oli Colmans is threatening to walk away from the club if he is not given a goal bonus after his 100-yard strike against Montana.

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Dudi Sela upbeat despite Australian Open defeat

By James Masters, January 20, 2011

Dudi Sela insists he can break into the world's top 50 – despite crashing out of the Australian Open in the first round.

The Israeli number one was beaten in straight sets by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro after failing to convert a set point in the opener.

But Sela says his level of performance against the former US Open champion has given him plenty of optimism for the year ahead.

"I hope I can break into the top 50 but it's not easy because there are a lot of good players," said Sela.

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A new driving force

January 20, 2011

An organisation has been set up with the aim of finding a new Jewish Formula One champion within the next five years.

The Jewish Racing Drivers Association (JRDA) was created by Chris Harfield, Joe Williams, Jonathan Lipton and Paul Burns, who share a mutual passion for motor racing.

Now they are looking to break down many of the barriers surrounding motor sport and will nurture young Jewish talent to the top of the racing ladder.

The group plans to achieve this by increasing the participation of the Jewish community within motor sport, both on and off the track.

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Josh on top of trampolining

January 20, 2011

Josh Newman has qualified for the national finals after winning the Hitchin Grading Eastern Region competition.

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Lezak gold

January 20, 2011

Olympic champion Jason Lezak started his preparations for this summer's World Championships in Shanghai by winning gold at the Austin Grand Prix.

Maccabiah gold medallist Lezak edged home ahead of national teammate Josh Schneider in the men's 50m free. Lezak won by just two one-hundredths for the win in 22.57. Schneider was second in 22.59.

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Joy for Jaffa

January 20, 2011

Strikes from Daniel Berkeley (2), Nir Madmon, Eyal Hoffman and Asaf Shapira and Nir Hacohen earned 10-man Jaffa a 6-0 victory over Modiin in the JC Olim League.

Rani Madmon was sent off and will miss the next match against Ashdod.

Next week's action sees title hopefuls England FC take on Raanana as well as a bottom-of-the-table clash between Netanya and Aviv City.

The eight-team league will soon be split into two divisions of four.

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Itay Shechter Premier League move off

By Simon Griver, January 20, 2011

Itay Shechter's dream of moving to the Premier League this month has been left in tatters. The Israeli striker was taken off with a dislocated shoulder just two minutes into Hapoel Tel Aviv's Ligat Ha'Al match against Hapoel Akko.

Shechter had only just returned to fitness after dislocating the same shoulder last month and will now require surgery which will keep him out for at least three months.

Last week, Italian Serie A side Chievo had an offer for Shechter turned down by Hapoel. The Israeli has also been linked with Celtic, Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle and Aston Villa.

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Cardiff in for defender Dekel Keinan

January 20, 2011

Dekel Keinan has agreed a two-and-a-half year deal with Cardiff City.

The Blackpool defender will earn £420,000-a-year, slightly higher than his earnings at Bloomfield Road, and receive a £100,000 bonus if Cardiff are promoted this season.

The Bluebirds currently lie third in the Championship, two points behind Swansea in the automatic promotion second place but with a game in hand.

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Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen is king for a day

By David Gold, January 20, 2011

Sam Waley-Cohen became the first amateur jockey to win a Grade One National Hunt race since Jim Wilson in 1981 when he rode his father Robert's horse Long Run to victory in the King George V Chase at Kempton on Saturday.

Kauto Star, ridden by AP McCoy, had been expected to break the record with a fifth successive triumph in the race, but Waley-Cohen swept to victory as Long Run outpaced the champion over the final circuit.

Waley-Cohen said that he had no plans to turn professional despite the triumph, preferring instead to concentrate on his dentistry business.

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