Football

Raiders to start title defence against Redbridge Jewish Care

By Danny Caro, August 29, 2016

North London Raiders A will start their title defence at home to Redbridge Jewish Care A in the opening weekend of the new MGBSFL season.

L'Orange retained the Premier Division crown last season after securing 12 wins in 16 matches, as well as winning the Cyril Anekstein Cup for a second consecutive double.

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Important new law changes for the new season

By David Wolff, August 29, 2016

We are now almost at the start of the 2016-2017 season and I am sure everyone is anxious and raring to go.

I am pleased to say that numbers are steady and I welcome four new teams into the competition. We now have 33 in membership with 10 in the Premier Division, 11 in the First and 12 in the Second.

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Hapoel Beer Sheva to play Southampton in Europa League

By Danny Caro, August 26, 2016

Hapoel Beer Sheva will face British opposition in Europe for the second time this season after being paired in the same group as Southampton.

Edged out 5-4 on aggregate by Celtic in the Champions League playoff round, Hapoel will also take on Inter Milan and Sparta Prague in Group K.

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Doctor helped hockey stars go for gold

By Daniel Sugarman, August 25, 2016

The strength and conditioning coach who helped Team GB's triumphant women's hockey team to gold medal success, will soon be swapping talk of medals for rings.

Ben Rosenblatt, who has been working with the squad for the past three years, is due to get married to his fiancée, Coral, in Devon next month.

He returned to Britain from Rio on Tuesday, just hours after his squad arrived to celebrat

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Vered's early strike the best it gets for Beitar

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2016

Beitar Jerusalem face an uphill face an uphill task in their attempts to reach the Europa League Group Stage for the first time after slumping to a 2-1 home defeat to French outfit St. Etienne in the playoff round on Wednesday night.

Beitar travel to France for next Thursday's second leg needing to score at least two goals in order to advance.

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Woolf in Cup row defence

By Darren Witcoop, August 18, 2016

David Woolf has defended the Peter Morrison Trophy overhaul after branding the changes as a 'practical decision.'

The MSFL chairman hit back at South Manchester Sports Club chairman Jonny Davis, who dubbed members of the National Football Committee as "weak".

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Barnsley boy

August 18, 2016

Israeli Under-16 International striker Amir Berkovich is set to join Championship outfit Barnsley.

The 16-year-old Hapoel Ra'anana player impressed and scored earlier this month in a 3-3 youth match against Everton.

Berkovich - no relation to former Israel international Eyal Berkovich - scored 25 goals last season for Hapoel Ra'anana youth team.

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Meulensteen closing in on move to Maccabi Haifa

By Darren Witcoop, August 9, 2016

Rene Meulensteen, the former Manchester United coach, is set to be appointed manager of Maccabi Haifa.

The Dutchman, who also had a spell as Fulham manager three seasons ago, spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford by working his way up from youth and reserve coach before becoming Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant.

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Peter Morrison Trophy to revert to original format

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2016

The Peter Morrison Trophy will revert to its original format for season 2016/17, the National Maccabi Football Committee have confirmed.

There were mixed feelings about the decision to make the competition, nicknamed The Jewish FA Cup, national from the first round.

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Disappointment for Jacobson while Brighton duo draw a blank

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Joe Jacobson tasted defeat on the opening day of the League 2 season.

The left-back was booked in Wycombe Wanderers' 1-0 loss at Crawley Town.

Beram Kayal and Tomer Hemed steered Brighton & Hove Albion to a goalless draw at Derby County on the opening weekend of the Championship.

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