Altman helps Fulham win Academy final

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Omri Altman completed a successful first season with Fulham as the Cottagers beat Blackburn 2-0 in the Academy League national final.

The Israeli under-19 international scored 16 goals for Fulham Academy, including a dramatic last-gasp winner in a 4-3 semi-final win over Norwich. He also made two appearances for Fulham reserves.


Benayoun bows out on a high

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Yossi Benayoun helped Arsenal clinch automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League with a goal in the crucial 3-2 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

The Israel captain completed a successful loan spell from Chelsea with goals in Arsenal’s last two games to help them pip Spurs to third place.


Cohen: I'm praying for Muamba

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, March 22, 2012

Tamir Cohen recalled the moment Fabrice Muamba helped him overcome the loss of his father, before paying tribute to his former teammate who suffered a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup tie against Spurs.


Assulin to stay with Brighton until May

By Danny Caro, March 20, 2012

Israel midfielder Gai Assulin will stay with Brighton & Hove Albion until the end of the season.

The Manchester City player, 20, initially joined the Seagulls for one month, but after making four appearances for the Championship team, manager Gus Poyet is keen to keep him in the push for the playoffs.

Poyet said: "He's been out for a while and needs to play to get back to his best.


City bid for Biton unrealistic

By Simon Griver, January 24, 2012

Manchester City have made an official bid for MS Ashdod midfielder Nir Biton.

Club owner Jacky Ben Zaken said: "They want to take him on loan immediately and want an option to buy him in the future."


Grant: Write me off at your peril

By Simon Griver, January 19, 2012

As Avram Grant signed an 18-month deal to manage Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade, he pledged to return to the Premier League.

Grant, who has managed at Chelsea, West Ham and Portsmouth, said: "It is no secret that I still want to manage in England where I have been for the past five years.

"I love the place but the offers I received in England were not good enough and probably people rem


Liverpool eye Celtic star Kayal

By Simon Griver, December 8, 2011

Israel star Beram Kayal is being linked with a big-money move to Premier League giants Liverpool.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish was at Parkhead last week to run his eye over the Celtic midfielder, who captained the Hoops in their 1-0 Europa League defeat by Atletico Madrid.

Dalglish has shortlisted Kayal to replace Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, who is injured for the rest of the season.


Yossi is key

November 17, 2011

Arsene Wenger has told Yossi Benayoun that he still has a big role to play this season.

Benayoun has been a bit-part player since joining the Gunners on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Wenger said: "The season is so long that he will play his part and I am convinced that he will be an important player for us.

"His experience can make a big difference at some stage."


Jacobson: We can beat Arsenal

By James Masters, September 15, 2011

Joe Jacobson is determined to leave Yossi Benayoun red-faced by dumping Arsenal out of the Carling Cup.

Jacobson is set to start against Benayoun on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium when League Two side Shrewsbury Town aim to record a huge upset in north London.


Duty flee

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

No sooner had he passed a medical and signed for Arsenal than did Yossi Benayoun rejoin his national teammates ahead of today's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Greece in Tel Aviv.

After flying to London on Wednesday, Benayoun completed his whistle-stop tour on transfer deadline day by joining the Gunners.