Davis: Other clubs should follow our lead

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2014

Jonny Davis described South Manchester Sports Club's 65th anniversary celebrations as "sensational".

Players past and present converged on the Urbis National Football Museum for a gala event that culminated in the club's end-of-season awards.

"The event was befitting of our club and it was the best we've put on," said Davis.

"Winning is not the most important factor at this club and this


Hemed back in La Liga

By Simon Griver, July 10, 2014

Tomer Hemed has signed a two-year deal with Almeria.

Club president Alfonso García hopes the 27-year-old Israeli international striker can consolidate their position in La Liga after narrowly avoiding relegation last season.

Hemed joins Almeria after three seasons at Real Mallorca.


Yossi given armband

By Darren Witcoop, July 10, 2014

Yossi Benayoun has been installed as Maccabi Haifa's new captain.

Benayoun, who rejoined his former club on a two-year deal last month, will replace Yaniv Katan as skipper.

Former West Ham midfielder Katan is hanging up his boots at the age of 33 having been told he was surplus to requirements after Aleksandar Stanojevic took over as manager.

"I'm happy and excited to be here," said Benay


Danny Caro's Division One review

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2014

League record: Pl. 18, W. 12, D. 2, L. 4, F. 46, A. 21, Pts. 38
Players of the season: Jerome Marks, Mitch Hahn
Best buy: Tony Charles
Best result: 2-1 vs Neasden
Biggest win: 9-1 vs Hendon B
Worst result: 3-0 vs Hendon B
Heaviest defeat: 3-0 vs Hendon B
Games failed to score in: 2


Clore boys top of the class

July 3, 2014

Clore Shalom Year 5/6 won the Watford Schools Partnership tournament.

Managed and coached by school PE teacher Niv Dovrat and Nigel Burns, they beat 10 other local schools to the trophy.

Finishing second in the group, Jason Burns steered Clore to victory in the semi-final against Saffron Green, with goalkeeper Harry Bernstein sealing the win with a top-class save.

A 2-0 victory in the fin


Haifa ready

By Simon Griver, July 3, 2014

Israel will host Wales in the Euro 2016 qualifiers at Haifa's new stadium next year.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey are expected to line up at the recently completed 31,000 Sammy Ofer Stadium on March 28.


It's all systems Joe

By Darren Witcoop, July 3, 2014

Joe Jacobson revealed how Wycombe Wanderers won him over by going the extra mile to seal his signature.

Jacobson penned a two-year deal with the League Two club ahead of the return to pre-season training this week.

The Cardiff-born defender rejected offers from a higher level to join the Buckinghamshire side.


Jacobson joins Wycombe

By Danny Caro, July 1, 2014

Joe Jacobson has signed for Wycombe Wanderers on a two-year deal.

The former Wales under-21 captain was released by Shrewsbury Town at the end of last season following relegation from League One.

Jacobson, 27, enjoyed an excellent season on a personal front - playing 43 matches and scoring four goals, as well as being named Supporters' Player of the Year.


Richman takes charge at Raiders A

By Danny Caro, June 27, 2014

Rob Richman will return to MGBSFL management with Norstar London Raiders A after Phil Peters stepped down to concentrate on the European Maccabi Games.


Good draw for Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2014

Maccabi Tel-Aviv will face minnows FC Santa Coloma or FC Banants in the second qualifying round of the 2014/15 Champions League.

The Israeli champions will be expected to overcome their Armenian opponents and book their place in the third qualifying round. The first leg is scheduled for July 15/16, with the return taking place on July 22/23.