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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

South Mancs A upset the form book with a 4-3 win over title favourites Brady Maccabi A in the Maccabi Masters League Division One.

Brady’s goals came from David Rose, Mark Wagman (pen) and an own goal, but Joel Nathan (2), Paul Herszaft and Ilan Cohen consigned Brady to their first defeat of the season.

Elsewhere, Glenthorne United A thumped Hendon Harriers 4-1, with goals from Jason Levy (2), Greg Morris and Paul van Gelder. Glenthorne old boy Fara Moghim grabbed a consolation for the Harriers.


JC Olim League Week 10 review

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Full from the Chanukah doughnuts it was back to football for the Olim League in Israel, and, with the worst storm to hit Israel in 10 years beckoning, all eyes were on the weather.


Gai Assulin signs for Manchester City

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Manchester City have signed Israeli teenager Gai Assulin on a two and a half year contract.

Assulin, 19, was released by Barcelona last summer and penned a deal after convincing City officials that he has returned to fitness following a knee injury.

“I heard a lot about City,” said Assulin, “and as soon as I saw the club I wanted to stay.”

The attacking midfielder, dubbed the next Lionel Messi, holds the record as the youngest ever player to represent Israel at 16.


Montana B folds

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

Montana United B have withdrawn from the JC MSFL with immediate effect.

Managed by Nick Goodmaker, Montana had failed to win their last five league matches in Division Two.

A statement from the club read: "It is with regret that I need to formally advise you of the fact that Montana Boca United B was forced to fold last week. It is not a decision that myself and (chairman) Raymond Harrod have taken lightly - we have sought a solution for a number of weeks now and after fielding a side of only nine players a few weeks back have decided there is no other alternative.


JC MSFL Matchday 15 review

By Danny Caro, December 12, 2010

Faithfold new boy Mike Pearson scored on debut against Neasden B. Elsewhere in the Premier Division, leaders Hendon United Sports Club A edged past North London Raiders A while Lions A claimed one of the results of the day, thumping defending champions Neasden A 5-0.

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Maccabi GB seek women's goalkeeper for Euro Games

December 9, 2010

Maccabi GB are a goalkeeper away from completing their women's football squad ahead of next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

With seven months until the big kick-off, , new players are being unearthed almost every week in a squad, affected by early withdrawals after the initial trials in July and August. The squad has soldiered on regardless, and have continued to train and develop during the last two months.


The great EMG debate

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

Following the announcement of Maccabi GB's 18-man squad for next summer's European Maccabi Games in Vienna, we spoke to managers north and south to get their thoughts on the delegation and selection process.



Cohen settles Hendon derby

December 9, 2010

Strikes from Dan Silver and Dan Cohen earned Hendon Hawks maximum points as they overcame Hendon Inter Schools in the Maccabi Junior Football League Under Nine Division.

A four-goal salvo from Michael Kenley helped London Maccabi Lions Under 16s thump Albion Rovers 17-0 in the Watford Friendly League. Adam Arnold (2), Stanley Offord (2), Jamie Kutner (2), Jake Barnett, Connor Perlmutter, Levi Levenfiche, Zak Skry, Josh Curtis, Sam Greenberg completed the rout.


Salita muscles in for world title challenge

By Mike Sinclair, December 9, 2010

Dmitriy Salita is confident he will become a world champion after exploiting the confused, multi-organisational state of professional boxing to manufacture a second opportunity in New York next week.

Having failed to win the highly-regarded WBA light-welterweight when he was demolished in 76 seconds by Amir Khan in Newcastle a year ago, Salita has lowered his sights.


GB squad goes for southern comfort

December 9, 2010

Managers from Manchester and Liverpool have accused Maccabi GB football manager Ben Winston of a southern bias after he selected only one northern-based player for next year's European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Of the 18 selected, Manchester Maccabi defender Michael Sacks was the sole northern representative, whilst London Lions feature 14 members. Stuart Delmonte, Sacks' manager at Maccabi 1st, insisted that no one had even told him about the trials.

"I wish they would come along to see our boys rather than sticking to who they know," he said.