Football

Zahavi's filling his boots

By Simon Griver, July 25, 2014

Third party ownership of players has provided lucrative income for Israeli agent Pini Zahavi as shown by last week’s £20 million deal bringing Benfica’s Serbian forward Lazar Markovic to Liverpool.

While the Premier League insists clubs must fully own their players, most European leagues allow investors to hold a stake in players.

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Israel gets 10 out of 10 for trying

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2014

Although some will no doubt see Israel’s latest performance on the European stage as a failure, I believe qualification in itself was a major achievement.

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Israeli teams eliminated from Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2014

Hapoel Tel Aviv and Hapoel Be'er Sheva were eliminated from the Europa League at the second qualifying round stage.

Tel Aviv were unable to recover from a 3-0 first leg defeat against Astana, with a second-half penalty from Sasha earning them a 1-0 victory on the night in the second leg played in Larnaca, due to the security situation in Israel.

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Pre-season friendlies & signings

By Danny Caro, July 23, 2014

Keep up to date with the latest pre-season friendly results and new signings first and fastest here.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES

TEMPLE FORTUNE 2 BOCA JEWNIORS 1
A Zack Rich double earned a makeshift Temple Fortune team an encouraging win over Boca at Gosling Sports Centre.

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Maccabi progress in Champions League qualifiers

By Simon Griver, July 23, 2014

Maccabi Tel Aviv will play Slovenian champions Maribor in the third qualifying round of the Champions League after beating Andorra's Santa Coloma 2-0 in the second "home" leg.

In a match moved to Cyprus due to the conflict in Israel, Maccabi sealed a 3-0 aggregate win on Tuesday night.

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The race for Fogelman reaches boiling point

July 22, 2014

Richard Fogelman has put every Maccabi Masters League team on red alert with his recent announcement that he will be plying his trade with the older boys this season.

After a staggering 42 goals in 16 matches for L'Equipe last season in the MGBSFL, the 2014/15 golden boot winner and Division Three player of the year is hot property.

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MGBSFL Season 2014/15 format

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2014

Five new teams have entered the MGBSFL for seasons 2014/15 which begins on September 7.

PREMIER DIVISION
1. Faithfold A
2. FC Team A
3. Harmen (P)
4. Hendon United Sports Club A
5. Maccabi London Lions Blue
6. Norstar London Raiders A
7. North West Neasden (P)
8. Oakwood A
9. Redbridge Jewish Care A
10. Woodford Wanderers (P)

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DIVISION ONE

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Cyril Anekstein Cup 2014/15 first round draw

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2014

Cup holders Hendon United Sports Club A have received a bye in the first round draw, while the tie of the round sees 2014 runners-up Norstar London Raiders A take on former winners Redbridge Jewish Care A.

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND ONE DRAW

Oakwood A vs KS United

Norstar London Raiders A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A

Faithfold B vs London Rovers

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It's all change at FC Team

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2014

FC Team have announced a major restructuring, with Michael Myers and Ben Gilbey taking over as A-team managers from Mitch Young.

Young has led the club’s first string for the past 11 years, but he has decided to take charge of the B team for season 2014/15, with David Gordon leading the challenge of FC Team C.

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Ben Haim's had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, but so what?

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2014

I almost fell off my chair when I heard that Tal Ben Haim was returning to England in a playing capacity. No joke.

I thought he was past it, yesterday’s fish and chip paper, but then I checked his age. 32 – the perfect age for a defender. Just what Bob Pieters was looking for.

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