Slater's Chigwell full of eastern promise

September 1, 2011


Title contenders Chigwell could be the real deal this season, especially in a brand new JC-sponsored kit. Manager Richard Slater said: "If we manage to keep a fit squad throughout the season I believe we'll be in the mix.

"The club has won every other lower league, but the title has slipped away twice now."


Benayoun tweeting gives clue

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has taken to Twitter after being snubbed by Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas.

The Israel star was used as an 89th minute subsitute during last weekend's goalless draw against Stoke as the Blues failed to make a winning start to the new Premier League season.

The former Liverpool man looks set to be surplus to requirements under Villa-Boas and could quit Stamford Bridge after info


D-day for Yossi

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun has told Israeli teammates that he expects to be playing elsewhere in the new season.

The JC understands that Chelsea have received inquiries about the player from Spurs, Newcastle, Roma, Galatasaray and Panathinaikos.

Benayoun, 31, would prefer to stay in England, and his most likely destination is White Hart Lane.


Zahavi will fill his boots

By Simon Griver, June 30, 2011

Pini Zahavi, the Israeli super-agent, has been recruited by Roman Abramovich to help rebuild Chelsea following the appointment Andre Villas-Boas.

Sources in Israel confirm that Zahavi has been in Brazil for several days in an attempt to persuade Santos striker Neymar, 19, to come to London.

Chelsea are reportedly prepared to pay £40 million for the teenager but Zahavi faces competition from


Chelsea lifeline for Grant

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2011

Just days after being sacked by West Ham, Avram Grant is looking to get back into management.

The Israeli was shown the door after last weekend's defeat against Wigan Athletic which confirmed relegation.

We understand that Grant has already received an offer from Chelsea, a team he led to the Champions League final in 2008.


Relegated Hammers part company with Avram Grant

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

Avram Grant has left West Ham following Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Wigan Athletic which sealed their relegation from the Premier Division.

The Hammers threw away a 2-0 lead to become the first team to go down from the top-flight this season.

"Avram Grant is no longer the manager of West Ham United," a statement said.


Jacobson: Stanley can make final push

By Danny Caro, May 13, 2011

Joe Jacobson has set his sights on finishing an excellent season by leading Accrington Stanley to playoff glory.

The 24-year-old, who signed a permanent deal with the League Two club last January following a successful loan spell, has been an integral part of John Coleman's side.


Two more years for Chelsea's wonder kid

April 28, 2011

Chelsea have extended the contract of Sam Monjack by two more years.

Monjack, 14, joined the club seven years ago. A pupil at Immanuel College, he trains at the club's academy in Cobham five times a week. He said: "When I joined, I did not think I would still be here at 16.


Cohen gets a card - now he wants a contract

By Simon Griver, April 28, 2011

Tamir Cohen hopes his 90th-minute winner against Arsenal will earn him a new contract at Bolton Wanderers.

The goal gave him the chance to pay tribute to his late father, Avi, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Israel.

He revealed that he had been wearing a T-shirt with his father's portrait since returning to England after his death in December.


Grant charged with improper conduct

March 17, 2011

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, has been charged with improper conduct by the FA following comments made after the FA Cup defeat at Stoke.

An angry Grant suggested that referee Mike Jones favoured Stoke because he felt "guilty" for missing Frederic Piquionne's apparent handball in claiming an equaliser for West Ham.