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Sahar out in the cold at Pompey

By Simon Griver, October 3, 2008

Israel striker Ben Sahar's stop-start Premiership career took a turn for the worse following Portsmouth's Carling Cup exit against his parent club, Chelsea.

Sahar joined Portsmouth on a six-month loan in July but despite impressing in pre-season, he has failed to make an appearance and looks unlikely to get many first team chances.

The 19-year-old suffered a further blow when boss Harry Redknapp did not name him in the club's Uefa Cup squad last month as Chelsea did do not want him cup-tied.


Kestenbaum calls up the big guns

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2008

Maccabiah Team GB is to name a provisional 23-man open football squad for next year's 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel, we can reveal.

Manager Jonathan Kestenbaum, together with his coaching team of Michael Stone and Ben Winston, will reduce the squad to 18 players with five non-travelling reserves working as a unit for the first get-together in November.

And it promises to be one of the strongest squads to represent Britain for many years.


Moss’s learning curve

By Craig Silver, October 2, 2008

Rising star Alex Moss is making a name for himself at Watford. Moss was spotted whilst he was playing for Woodside Park in the AJY.

An avid Manchester United fan, the midfielder joined Watford two years ago and was selected to join the club's new Harefield academy. The academy is run like a normal school but provides training sessions three times more then any other club in the country. One of the classes sees Moss take part in ballet lessons to improve flexibility and subtleness.


Gaydamak confusion goes on

By Simon Griver, October 2, 2008

 The gradual demise of the Gaydamak family empire, together Portsmouth's announcement that their owner would listen to the "right offer" to sell following reports about the club's mounting losses, may be seen to add weight to claims that the club is, in fact, owned by Arkady Gaydamak and not his son, Alexandre.


Cool Dudi makes his point with stunning display

By Simon Griver, October 2, 2008

Overlooked for selection in Beijing, Dudi Sela reached the final of the China Open before succumbing to former world No. 1 Andy Roddick.

Sela had controversially been denied the chance to compete in the Beijing Olympics by the Israel Olympic Committee because he was not ranked in the top 50. Last week, when he finally made it to Beijing, he emphatically showed them the error of their decision with the best tennis of his career.


Formidable Lions stay top

September 29, 2008

HSCL Prem Div: London Lions 4 Baldock Town 1

Scintillating is the best way to sum up Lions 4-1 win over newly promoted Division one Champions Baldock Town at Rowley Lane.

In what could arguably be their best performance of the season so far, the football played was easy on the eye and a joy to watch and highlighted just how potentially good this side could become.


Norstar put in a five star performance

September 29, 2008
UJS Norstar 5

Kenningwell United 2

Norstar defied their reputation as a 'first-half' team by putting in a five-star performance against London & Kent Border Inter One outfit Kenningwell FC on a sun-drenched morning at Hatch End.


Dan Geey's up the Oaks

September 29, 2008
JC MSFL Division One

Hendon Utd B 2 Oakwood EDRS 3

Playing his first game of the season, Dan Geey returned to the Oakwood side to provide the inspiration for a dramatic win at Hendon's Barnet Copthall. Driving the side on with power, determination and sheer grit, Geey set about overturning a 2-0 deficit and urging the Oaks onto a first and crucial victory.


Bloom keeps Neasden in pole position

By Craig Silver, September 29, 2008

North West Neasden C 2
North London Raiders B 2

A brace from Steve Bloom helped North West Neasden C come from behind twice as they earned a draw against title rivals North London Raiders B in a fierce Division Two battle at Bricket Wood.

The rivalry between the teams, who finished first and second in Division Three last season, was as fierce as ever. Having pipped Neasden to the title in May, Raiders went into the game with a psychological edge but it was match that was going to be hard to find a winner.


Konzon double helps knights hit Hendon for six

September 29, 2008

Hendon Hawks 1-6 East London Knights

Konzon "4, "73

Forest "14

West "36

Ryan "70

Winehouse "82

East London Knights were biting at the bit to get out on the pitch and put right what they got so wrong last weekend. Two goals from in form starlet Michael Konzon and singles for James Ryan, Zach Forest, Michael Winehouse and Matt West saw the knights hit the hawkes for six.