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Pompey beckons as Grant bunks off school again

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Football Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is being lined up for manager's job at Portsmouth, the JC can reveal.

He missed the last session of his Uefa PRO license course in Israel on Monday to attend the Premier League match against Manchester United.

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MSFL loses six teams

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Maccabi League chairman David Wolff has spoken of his disappointment after a series of withdrawals saw the world's biggest Jewish league reduced to 53 teams.

The league hit a high of 65 earlier in the millennium but the demise of Kenton Maccabi this week saw them join Oakwood EDRS A, Golders Green, Scrabble, Redbridge Jewish Care B and Chigwell Athletic C as teams that folded during the close season.

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That’s what we call a real number one

By Danny Caro, August 28, 2008

Ran Kadoch has made football history by becoming the first Israeli goalkeeper to sign for an English club after joining Barnet,.

The 22-year-old stopper, who holds a French passport, has joined from Israeli third division side Nes Ziona following a spell with Hapoel Ranana, as we exclusively revealed online on Friday.
Kadoch had a trial at Oldham Athletic earlier in the summer but was snapped up by Bees boss Paul Fairclough after second-half spells in friendlies against Watford and Leeds.

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Free-scoring Lions chew up Wormley

By Danny Caro, August 27, 2008

Playing their third game in five days, London Lions picked up another superb three points with a 4-0 win over Wormley Rovers.

Having lost Guy Helman through injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Mill End and with Sam Reeves and Alex Taylor unavailable, manager Tony Gold had to reshuffle his troops for this important fixture.

Ben Ellis, Rob Abrahams and Guy Morris returned from holiday with the latter replacing Alex Taylor at centre-half and manager Tony Gold and Scott Kay occupied the full-back positions with the latter giving Adam Lauffer a much needed rest.

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JCC Games diary

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2008

Laurence Thorne, head of the Team GB delegation, gives his account of the Detroit JCC North American Youth Games.

I have just returned from the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit Michigan and as we walked through the arrival hall doors at Heathrow, there was a rapturous welcoming party made up of parents, brothers and sisters, carrying balloons and banners cheering as Team GB walked out.

These games hosted the largest amount of athletes at a JCC week, 3,000 in total, and included 45 USA state teams, Great Britain, Venezuela, Mexico, Hungary, Canada and Israel.

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Four out of four for Wingate & Finchley

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2008

Wingate & Finchley made it four wins from the opening four games of the season with a comfortable victory over Hillingdon Borough in the Ryman League Division One North.

Wingate & Finchley started off the brighter of the two teams and never looked back as they carved out plenty of chances in the opening half hour. Chris Chase worked some space well for himself before shooting low but his effort was well held by goalkeeper Matt Davis. Davis of course spent many years with Wingate & Finchley and was about to have a busy afternoon against his former club.

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Exclusive: Israeli keeper joins Barnet

By Danny Caro, August 22, 2008

Ran Kadoch has become the first Israeli goalkeeper to sign for an English club after joining League 2 Barnet.

The 22-year-old stopper, who holds a French passport, has joined from Nes Ziona following a spell with Hapoel Ranana.

He had a trial at Oldham Athletic but was snapped up by Bees boss Paul Fairclough after playing the second half in friendlies against Watford and Leeds.

Kadoch will not debut against Brentford tomorrow as his papers have not arrived.

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Braveheart history - be part of the home team

By Danny Caro, August 21, 2008
For the first time Scotland is taking its own team to compete in the Maccabiah Games, Israel 2009

Athletes from over 60 countries will take part in the Maccabiah Games and Scotland will, for the first time, have their own team. Keen hopefuls can register online at the new interactive Maccabiah Scotland website www.maccabiahscotland.com - just a few simple steps and you could be part of history!

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Salita gets title fight

By Mike Sinclair, August 21, 2008

Dmitriy Salita's dream of fighting for a world title is set to become a reality after he was named as challenger to WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik on November 8.

Team Salita have revealed that the fight has been agreed as support to the showdown between world light-heavyweight supremo Joe Calzaghe and 39-year-old modern-day American legend Roy Jones Jnr at New York's Madison Square Garden.

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Furman eyes 2010 World Cup

August 21, 2008

Glasgow Rangers' midfielder Dean Furman has set his sights on representing South Africa in the 2010 World Cup after receiving his first international call-up for the friendly against Australia at Loftus Road.

Born in Cape Town, Furman grew up in Edgware and joined the Scottish
giants in 2006 after a spell at Chelsea.

Following Tuesday's 2-2 draw where he was an unused substitute, Furman said: "I was disappointed not to get on but all in all, it was a great experience and a great honour."

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