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Berg names 18-man squad for Turkish clash

By Danny Caro, February 18, 2011

Danny Berg has named an 18-man squad for Tuesday night’s London Inter-League Cup clash against the Turkish Football Federation.

The JC MSFL squad started the campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the North London League and Berg is confident his men can put on another good performance at Wingate & Finchley.

Kyle Bentwood, Daran Bern and captain Alex Levack, the scorers in the first group match, have been retained along with several other players. Midfielders Paul Babai and Laurence Judah are unavailable while London Maccabi Lions’ Sam Arghebant also joins the squad.

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FIFA suspends Israel manager Luis Fernandez

By Simon Griver, February 17, 2011

FIFA has instructed the Israel FA to suspend national team coach Luis Fernandez with immediate effect.

The suspension relates to an outstanding debt the Frenchman has to Al Rayyan, the Qatari team he coached before taking the Israel job in May 2010.

A FIFA spokesman told the JC: “Coach Luis Fernandez did not comply with the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on November 26, 2009. Therefore, Luis Fernandez is banned from taking part in any football-related activity with immediate effect.

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GB eyeing net gains in Vienna

February 17, 2011

Maccabi GB will send a six-man junior badminton squad to this summer's European Maccabi Games.

Several members of the group play at county level while all players have represented their schools.

Samantha Baum, the GB junior badminton manager, said: "This is the first time in nearly 20 years that we will be taking a junior badminton squad.

"The boys are putting in so much hard work and I am sure they will benefit from not only a wonderful experience but hopefully a successful one."

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Leeds cruise in the cup

By David Gold, February 17, 2011

Two goals from Richard Black helped Leeds Maccabi cruise into the fourth round of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overpowered Haroldeans in Liverpool.
Following weather disruptions, the tie finally went ahead at the fourth time of asking and it was the visitors who made all the running.

Black was the star man while further strikes from Colin Abrahams, Dan Ross and Rob Brown set up a tie against Sporting JLGB. Josh Silverberg and Paul Harris replied for Haroldeans.

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Fortune still in pole position, says Souber

February 17, 2011

Andrew Souber, the manager of Temple Fortune A, is confident that his team will bounce back from Sunday's 3-2 defeat against title rivals Brixton Old Boys.

Goals from Jamie Kent and Matt Sheldon condemned Fortune to their first defeat in seven matches and took Brixton to within a point of Fortune, although they have played a game more in Division Two. John Fisher and Scott Shindler struck for Fortune for whom striker Rob Benson suffered a rare lapse.

Souber said: "I am extremely disappointed because this was a match we should have won.

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Midfield general Kayal impresses Ferguson

By Simon Griver, February 17, 2011

Manchester United are reportedly in the process of launching an £8m summer swoop for Celtic's Biram Kayal.

Sir Alex Ferguson travelled to Glasgow to run his eye over Kayal's teammate Emilio Izaguirre in the Old Firm cup tie at Ibrox earlier this month. However, Kayal's tough-tackling performance made an impression on the United manager who has instructed the team's scouts to continue monitoring the former Maccabi Haifa player.

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JC MSFL Matchday 23 preview

By Danny Caro, February 16, 2011

There are some more mouth-watering battles in store on Matchday 22 of the JC MSFL season. Keep an eye on the top-of-the-table clash in Division Three. Danny Caro looks ahead to the action.

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London Lions thumped by London Colney

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2011

London Lions’s topsy-turvy form continued as a depleted side lost 4-1 to London Colney in the South Midlands League Division One.

The win one, lose one conveyor belt Lions currently find themselves on stayed true to form as manager Tony Gold once again had to make several changes to the team that had beaten Wodson Park midweek.

London Colney bossed the game from start to finish and were in control throughout.

Lions were lightweight in the wide attacking areas. They did not threaten and were equally poor defensively looking sluggish and uninterested.

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Sri Lanka Jerusalem beat Lions Modi'in in a thriller

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2011

Sri Lanka Jerusalem climbed into second place in the Israel Night Cricket League after beating third-placed Lions Modi’in.

After a number of games postponed due to the wet weather, a thrilling match, played in very cold conditions took place between Cup league leaders Lions Modi'in and Sri Lanka Jerusalem.

Batting first, Lions Modi'in never really adjusted to the pace and accuracy of the Sri Lankan Jerusalem bowlers and could only manage a total of 44 - their lowest in this competition so far.

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Feb 13

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2011

Jake Doffman (Brixton Old Boys) – the young keeper added to his growing reputation with an outstanding display against table-topping Temple Fortune A

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