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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.


Benayoun eyes spring comeback

By Simon Griver, December 9, 2010

Yossi Benayoun has made the first small steps towards a comeback following surgery on a torn Achilles.

The Chelsea midfielder is still a long way from fitness after suffering the injury in October.

Benayoun said: "I only recently discarded my crutches and now I am able to walk properly. It will still be some months until I'm playing again. I've started working harder now to strengthen my body so that I will return a stronger and better player."


Avram 'on for another five years'

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: David Gold, co-owner of West Ham, wants manager Avram Grant to build a legacy at Upton Park.

The Hammers returned to the foot of the table after the 1-0 defeat against Sunderland but Gold says that both he and David Sullivan will give the Israeli time to put things right.

Grant is the bookies' favourite to be the next Premier League manager to get sacked but Gold is keen to keep faith in the former Chelsea boss.

"Historically, David Sullivan and I support our managers. I've employed more than 60 inside and outside football and am pretty good at it.


JC MSFL Matchday 15 preview

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Week 15 of the JC MSFL season throws up a mouth-watering contest in the Premier where leaders Hendon United Sports Club A take on North London Raiders A.

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Late goal ends Hapoel’s Europa League hopes

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Eli Guttman, manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, praised his team after they came within two minutes of reaching the Europa League before their hopes were crushed by a late equaliser in Lyon.

Goals from Ben Sahar and a stunning over-head kick from Eran Zahavi had seen Hapoel come from behind to lead 2-1 against the former Champions League semi-finalists in this gripping Group B contest. But an 88th minute effort from Alexandre Lacazette meant that the Reds finished bottom of the group with Benfica progressing to the Europa League as third-place finishers.