Northern football team of the year 2013

June 3, 2013

It has been a stand-out season for several stars. James Masters selects his northern team of the year

- DAN GARMAN (Republic of Flixton) – the safest pair of hands in the MJSL, on top of having scored 24 goals, some while playing outfield, this season. Not bad for a goalkeeper


Manchester Vets retain title

By James Masters, May 20, 2013

Manchester Maccabi claimed the MJSL Veterans Challenge Trophy after blowing away the opposition in rampant fashion.

In a three-team tournament, which also included Leeds Maccabi and Sedgley Park Celtic, Manchester won both its group games before easing to victory in the final.

After defeating both Leeds and Sedgley Park in the round robin, Manchester started the final as favourites.


Leeds can challenge for title, says Ullman

By James Masters, May 17, 2013

Alex Ullmann has urged his Leeds Maccabi 2nd side to target the MJSL league title following their stunning cup triumph.

Ullmann’s team became the first from Leeds to win the Tony Cohen Memorial Cup since the Judeans triumphed in 1987.

And after watching goals from Dan Davidson and Colin Abrahams condemn Crumpsall to a 2-0 defeat at Salford FC, Ullmann is demanding another step up.


Republic of Flixton seal MJSL treble

By James Masters, May 8, 2013

Republic of Flixton wrapped up the MJSL crown – but the new league champions won’t be around to defend their title next season after announcing a move into the world of non-Jewish football.

The club, which will compete alongside South Manchester Sports 1st in the Premier Division of the Manchester Accountants League, will instead enter a reserve side into the MJSL.


It's one down, two to go for Republic

By James Masters, May 3, 2013

Republic of Flixton claimed the first part of a possible treble after defeating Haroldeans 2-0 to win the Harold Feldman Trophy.

Adam Wilson and Saul Shapiro were on target at Boundary Park as Republic avenged their recent league defeat by the Merseysiders.

"I thought we just edged it,” said joint-manager Stuart Delmonte.


FA Award a big boost for Jewish soccer, says Myer

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2013

Brian Myer says he is proud to be associated with the Manchester Jewish Soccer League after it received a silver award from the FA.

The MJSL has been recognised as the best grassroots league in the region following the accolade which is part of the FA’s Respect and Fair Play Award.


Something to be really proud of

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2013

I’m sure many of you remember that gag in the film Airplane about the book on famous Jewish sportsman being a light read. Not any more it isn’t. In fact, now is probably about the perfect time to update and extend the notional volume.


Five-star Republic on course for treble

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2013

Two goals from top-scorer Rob Jacobs maintained Republic of Flixton’s treble hopes as they eased into the final of the Shonn Trophy with a 5-0 demolition of Broughton.

Further strikes from Dylan Sidle, Adam Tauber and James Rosenberg sealed the win.


Northern Football round-up: April 21

By James Masters, April 22, 2013

Republic of Mancunia were forced to put the champagne on ice after Haroldeans played the role of party poopers.

Republic had hoped to clinch the MJSL league title for the very first time with victory on Merseyside, but the defending champions pulled off an impressive 2-1 victory to deny Stuart Delmonte’s men.


Northern Football round-up: April 14

By James Masters, April 15, 2013

Republic of Flixton are just one win away from securing their first ever MJSL title after crushing championship rivals Manchester Maccabi 2nd.

Republic cruised to a 5-0 win thanks to goals from five different players Saul Shapiro, James Rosenberg, Jonny Lewis, Rob Jacobs and Daniel Garman all got on the scoresheet.