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Scott Parker: We’re right behind Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2011

The West Ham players are right behind manager Avram Grant, according to midfielder Scott Parker.

The Israeli masterminded Tuesday night’s 2-1 Carling Cup first leg victory over Birmingham amid continued speculation about his future.

One game away from a final at Wembley, unbeaten in seven and with key players returning from Wembley, Parker says that the team is on the up.

Parker said: “Avram's demeanour seems quite relaxed and chilled out. I think that filters down to the players.

"The lads are fighting as much as the gaffer is fighting. We're all in the same corner.


JC MSFL Matchday 18 preview

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2011

The Jewish FA Cup resumes with three mouth-watering ties coming in the Peter Morrison Trophy. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big match actions.







Blackman signs new deal with Blackburn

By Jennifer Lipman, January 12, 2011

Nick Blackman has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Blackburn Rovers.

Blackman, 21, recently returned to Ewood Park following a spell at Motherwell.

The former Maccabiah star scored 10 goals in the SPL.

Blackman has now joined Aberdeen for the rest of the season, linking up with Craig Brown, the former Scotland and Motherwell manager, now in charge at Pittodrie.


London Maccabi Lions B folds

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2011

London Maccabi Lions B have become the third JC MSFL team to fold this season.

The Premier Division strugglers join South Manx and Montana Boca United B after they admitted defeated in their bid to see the season through.

Lions B won the Division One title in season 2003/04. But they have yo-yo’d between the top two divisions in recent seasons although their problems this season have proved beyond repair.



Majestic Martyn helps Real Life make their point

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2011

They huffed and they puffed - but Real Life still could not chalk up a first league win of the season in a ding dong battle against Zig Zag in the mud at Edgwarebury.

In many ways they WEre indebted to goalkeeper Will Martyn who pulled off three world-class saves - twice in the first half and once in the second - that meant the spoils were shared. And they'll be thankful for the contribution of Rob Greene who popped up with two quality goals in the second half.


JC MSFL Team of the Week

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2011

Danny Caro reveals just why these MSFL heroes made his first team of 2011.


ED BLOOM (NW Neasden C) - With Neasden B's match against Lions B postponed, Bloom helped Louis Taylor's men notch up their fourth league campaign, making some important saves at important times.



South Manchester 1st slumps

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2011

South Manchester slumped to third from bottom as Miam Miam extended their unbeaten run with victory with a 3-1 win in a bizarre contest.

Playing their first match in seven weeks against opponents that had lost three times in three seasons, South knew that they would have to bring their A-game to the table.

Miam Miam started with nine players and this seemed to unnerve South who were lucky not to go behind on 15 minutes but a fine save from Jody Marks kept the scores level.


Cohen back to help Trotters progress in FA Cup

By Simon Griver, January 11, 2011

Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.

The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie before being substituted by manager Owen Coyle.

“Considering I hadn't done any training for two and a half weeks, I did well to last an hour.

“I got a great reception. The crowd cheered when my name was read out before the game, and they applauded me when I came off.


JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2011

A wonder goal from Yoni Sidi helped England FC maintain their 100 per cent record as they edged past Jerusalem in the battle between last season's top two finishers.

The meeting in Modiin saw England were looking to protect an perfect record against a Jerusalem side starting to find form at the right time.

Jerusalem were well marshalled by Dan Kosky and league veteran Danny Newman who were both outstanding at keeping the England team to little more than half chances and long shots in the first half.


Richler-Kleinman lifts Manchester Maccabi

January 10, 2011

A Jacob Richler-Kleinman double lifted Manchester to fourth as they cruised past Harehill in the Thameside League Division One.

Rafi Leker sealed the points with a third in a win that delighted joint-manager Stuart Delmonte.

"It was a good all-round team performance, everyone was on their mettle. If we can carry on playing like that other teams will find it hard to beat us."

Maccabi forged ahead after 35 minutes when Richler-Kleinman's latched on to an Adam Lavin pass to smash home.