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Israelis aim to impress at French Open

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Israel’s top players go into the French Open needing good performances to qualify for the Olympics.

Dudi Sela, ranked 71, must reach the top 55 to meet the criteria set by the Olympic Committee of Israel to play in London. But Sela is lowering expectations. He said: “I’ve been training hard on clay in Israel as I want to do well in Paris because it’s a grand slam tournament.

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Altman helps Fulham win Academy final

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Omri Altman completed a successful first season with Fulham as the Cottagers beat Blackburn 2-0 in the Academy League national final.

The Israeli under-19 international scored 16 goals for Fulham Academy, including a dramatic last-gasp winner in a 4-3 semi-final win over Norwich. He also made two appearances for Fulham reserves.

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Benayoun bows out on a high

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Yossi Benayoun helped Arsenal clinch automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League with a goal in the crucial 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

The Israel captain completed a successful loan spell from Chelsea with goals in Arsenal’s last two games to help them pip Spurs to third place.

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North London Raiders A fold

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2012

North London Raiders have confirmed that they are folding their current A-team with immediate effect.

Relegated after finishing second from bottom in the JC MSFL Premier Division this season, the team disbanded following last night's match against treble winners Hendon which they lost 4-0.

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Hendon Utd crowned MSFL champions

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2012

JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION
North London Raiders A 0 Hendon United Sports Club A 4

Hendon were crowned champions of the JC Maccabi (Southern) Football League and in doing so, they became only the second team in London to complete the treble.

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What the Jewish football world thinks about England's Euro 23

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2012

Following the announcement of Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for the 2012 European Championships, Jewish managers up and down the land give their verdict.

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One last big push is required, says Hendon boss

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2012

Double cup winners Hendon United Sports Club A will look to seal the treble when they take on North London Raiders A in the JC MSFL Premier Division tonight. Danny Caro looks ahead to the action.

JC MSFL MIDWEEK PREVIEW

NORTH LONDON RAIDERS A vs HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A
The maths are simple. Beat Raiders and Hendon will be crowned JC MSFL champions.

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South Manchester U11 seal league and cup double

By Danny Caro, May 15, 2012

South Manchester Sports Club under-11's sealed a league and cup double after coming from a goal down to beat Sale Cosmos at Trafford FC.

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Lee bows out as South Manchester are confirmed as champions

By Danny Caro, May 15, 2012

South Manchester Sports 1st team have been confirmed as champions of the Premier Division of the Manchester Accountants League.

Managed by Darryl Lee, their title celebrations got under way after nearest rivals Mace forfeited their final match, leaving South winners by six points and an 18-goal margin.

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Grant leaves Partizan Belgrade

By Simon Griver, May 15, 2012

Avram Grant has stepped down as manager of Partizan Belgrade after just five months in the hotseat.

The Israel steered the team to the Serbian Premier League title but his agent, Pini Zahavi, revealed that he is leaving the club despite signing an 18-month contract in January.

“Grant has had other offers and I recommended that he leave," said Zahavi.

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