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JC MSFL week one preview

By Danny Caro, September 5, 2008

Season 2008/09 of the JC MSFL gets under way with some mouth-watering clashes on the cards. Our experts look ahead to all the action across five divisions.  

PREMIER DIVISION

BAFANA BAFANA vs NORTH WEST NEASDEN A
Champions Neasden could not have asked for an easier opener. Having strengthened what was already an incredibly strong squad last season with the additions of Ricky Kennet and Lee Bibring from the Lions, Jamie Cole and Daniel Fox have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal.

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Le Saux: ‘Avram should be given another go’

By Andrew Pentol, September 4, 2008

Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux believes Avram Grant would be right to consider a return to the Premiership after leading Chelsea to the brink of Premiership and Champions League glory during his one season in charge.

Le Saux, who made 140 appearances for the West London club and represented his country 36 times, sympathised with Grant but feels he will benefit from the experience of coping with the harsh treatment of the English media.

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Israel hope

September 4, 2008
Three Olympic medallists have been invited to take part at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel next year.
American duo Garrett Weber-Gale and Jason Lezak, world record holders in 4x100 metres freestyle, along with 41-year-old Dara Torres, were asked to compete by Yoav Bruk, the Maccabiah ambassador and Israeli former Olympic swimmer.

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Veterans geared up to help Israel celebrate 60

September 4, 2008

The Maccabi Masters League have named a 22-man squad ahead of their fourth Israel tour and over 45s international competition.

The party also includes a physio and 10 accompanying supporters with the squad set to face opponents from Argentina, Israel, Russia and South Africa.

The trip will incorporate a programme designed on the theme of Israel's 60th anniversary, ‘Following the footsteps of the Warriors 1948-2008'. The delegation has received sponsorship from Herods Residence Eilat and One Family, the charity that supports victims of terrorism.

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Tippett joins greats in NFL Hall of Fame

September 4, 2008

Andre Tippett has become the sixth Jew to be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

He was one of half a dozen new members whose names now rank among American Football's all-time greats.

New England Patriots' Jewish owner Robert Kraft introduced Tippett to the crowd in Canton and the millions watching on TV.

"Andre Tippett was the most dominant defenders the Patriots ever had and one of the greatest ever to play the game," he announced.

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Neasden and Hendon just got stronger

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2008

Following a summer of high-profile signings, this season's top-flight ultimately looks like a two-horse race.
Defending champions North West Neasden A have promoted assistant-manager Daniel Fox to work alongside top boss Jamie Cole.

The pair have prioritised the title but with strength in depth, a repeat of last season's double is a distinct possibility.

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Oaks start out as favourites

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2008

The experts have spoken and it's official. Oakwood EDRS have been installed as title favourites, much to the surprise of North West Neasden B, South Manx A, North London Raiders A and Chigwell Athletic B.

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Shum fired

September 4, 2008

Israeli champions Betar Jerusalem have fired their manager Yitzhak Shum and appointed Reuven Atar in his place.

Betar owner Alexander Gaydamak reportedly consulted Avram Grant over the decision and the former Chelsea boss recommended Atar. The new man led Maccabi Netanya to the runners-up spot in the past two seasons, only to be replaced by Lothar Matthaus.

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Furman goes south for action

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2008

Midfielder Dean Furman made his Bradford City debut two days after signing a five-month loan deal from Scottish giants Rangers.

The former Chelsea academy player has joined the League 2 title hopefuls in a bid to gain more first team action after spending the early part of the season on the bench at Ibrox.

Furman, 20, was unable to help the Bantams avoid defeat at Aldershot Town after coming on as a sub.

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Israel expects as 2010 bid gets under way

By Simon Griver, September 4, 2008

Israel's 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign kicks off tomorrow with a home tie against Switzerland
followed by a trip to Moldova on Wednesday.

They start with high expectations as Dror Kashtan's team are confident of reaching the finals for the first time in 40 years. But after the euphoria of the draw which placed Israel in a relatively easy group alongside Greece, Switzerland, Moldova, Latvia and Luxembourg, now comes the realisation that reaching the finals in South Africa will be no simple matter.

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