Republic ready for revenge

August 18, 2011

Stuart Shapiro can't wait to get started when his Republic of Mancunia team take on South Manchester 2nd in the MJSL Charity shield.

Republic, who finished second last year and won the Shonn Trophy, suffered heartbreak in their final game of last season after losing out on the title to Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Shapiro is now hoping his side can go one better and hit the ground running with Sp


Big guns readyfor MJSL battle

August 18, 2011

Republic of Mancunia
Last season: Shonn Trophy winners
Finished: 2nd
Manager: Stuart Shapiro

Verdict: After the heartbreak of missing out on last season's league title, Republic are determined to go one better this year. New boss Stuart Shapiro takes over the reins with Anthony Bloch moving upstairs to oversee the running of the club.


It may have begun in tiers but ...it'll end in tears

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2011

The Manchester Jewish Soccer League is set to scrap its plan to run a new two-tier system after Westdene manager Steve Davis pulled out both his teams.

The league had planned to introduce a second division but having discovered that Westdene 1st and 2nd were designated to the bottom group, Davis withdrew the club.


Northern Team of the Year

May 27, 2011

Akiva Lieberman
(Sporting JLGB)
The outstanding goalkeeper in the MJSL this season and a key part of the Sporting side which won the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Dan Ross
(Leeds Maccabi)
The club's Players Player of the Year by a country mile. A strong and determined leader at the heart of the team's defence.

Michael Sacks


MSFL Team of the Year

May 26, 2011

1. Dan Lee (Redbridge JC A)Agile stopper helped Redbridge complete their first league and cup double. Also played for London Lions and the MSFL Rep Team. Pulled off some stunning saves and has been selected for Maccabi GB's European Games squad.

2. Ollie Segal (FC Team A)


Basso voted No. 1

May 19, 2011

Louie Basso is the MJSL Player of the Year.

The Manchester Maccabi youngster received the Tony Waltzer Trophy at Oldham Athletic on Sunday.

Basso, 17, also plays for Altrincham Boys. He capped a fine year by helping the Brooklands club win the Peter Morrison Trophy and MJSL title.

Oli Grant retained the Steve Blackstone top-scorer award with 25 goals.


Simons proud of his kids

By David Gold, May 5, 2011

Martin Simons' praised his young Manchester Maccabi 3rd side after they clinched the Joan Collins Premier Division title for the first time.

"I'm delighted that such a young team enjoyed such a successful season," Simons said.


Maccabi win Vets Challenge Trophy

By Danny Caro, May 4, 2011

Manchester Maccabi triumph in first ever Vets Challenge winning over a valiant South Manchester Sports Club at Brooklands.

Captain Sheldon Lee received the Nat Bowman Trophy from local MP Ivan Lewis as Maccabi won 4-2.

Keith Herman opened the scoring for South with a superb 20-yard volley from a free kick after just five minutes.


Manchester clinch title

April 28, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 3rd were crowned champions of the Joan Collins Premier Division on Wednesday night when they thumped Westdene 1st 8-2 at Brooklands.

Victory ensured that they finished the season a point ahead of long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia.


MJSL review

By David Gold, April 27, 2011

South Manchester 2nd booked their place in the final of the Feldman Trophy with a 2-1 victory over faltering Republic of Mancunia.

Things got off to a bad start for South as with the match barely five minutes old, Sam Cantor, South Manchester's young centre forward, was injured and had to be transferred to hospital for suspected torn ankle ligaments.