Football

Home is where the heart is for 'fearful' Benayoun

By Simon Griver, June 12, 2014

Yossi Benayoun admits he needed a lot of convincing to return to Israel following a successful career in England.

After helping QPR cement a return to the Premier League via the playoffs, Benayoun, 34, turned down offers to stay in England as well as America to return home after signing a two-year deal worth $1m.

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Masters was the right option, says Slater

By Danny Caro, June 12, 2014

Richard Slater has described his decision to move Chigwell Athletic out of the MGBSFL and into the Maccabi Masters League as "a painful one".

One of the oldest teams in the league, Chigwell finished the 2013/14 Division One season in sixth position.

"Moving into Masters football after 13 successful seasons was a tough decision for me to make.

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Danny Caro's Premier Division review

By Danny Caro, June 12, 2014

Season 2013/14 went right to wire in the top-flight, with Hendon breaking NLR's hearts after over-coming a mammoth fixture backlog on their way to the title, capping a memorable treble-winning campaign. Danny Caro analysis the performance of the teams.

1. HENDON UNITED SPORTS CLUB A
League record: Pl. 18, W. 15, D. 3, L. 0, F. 46, A. 10, Pts. 48

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EMFT 2014 schedule

By Danny Caro, June 12, 2014

Here's the line-up for the 2014 European Maccabi Football Trophy.

FOOTBALL (Brady Maccabi London Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Arkley)

FRIDAY, JUNE 13
9am - GB Open vs France
11am - Germany vs GB Masters
1.30pm - GB Open vs Germany
3.30pm - France vs GB Masters

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FUTSAL (SportHouse, Dagenham)

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

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Lions well beaten by Malaga Academy

June 10, 2014

London Maccabi Lions U15's have returned from their second consecutive post season football tour where they played against a strong Malaga CF U15 academy side.

The tour was based in Marbella, Spain where the boys were due to play two games at the prestigious Marbella Football Centre, including game that pitched the boys from north London against the mighty La Liga outfit.

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JC World Cup predictions

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2014

Some of the leading figures from the MGBSFL, MJSL and further afield have given their predictions about the destiny of the 2014 World Cup, host nation Brazil, holders Spain or Argentina highly-fancied.

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DAVID GARBACZ (Hendon United Sports Club)

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Euro rivals ready to rumble at EMFT

June 10, 2014

Teams from across Europe will battle it out for silverware as the European Maccabi Football Trophy comes to London.

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Israel reach U19 Euro finals

By Simon Griver, June 9, 2014

Israel qualified for next month’s Uefa European under-19 Championships finals in Hungary with a 1-0 victory over Georgia.

Substitute Sagiv Jehezkel's fired a 69th minute winner to send the Israelis into the eight-team finals for the
first time ever.

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Benayoun rejoins Maccabi Haifa

By Simon Griver, June 9, 2014

Yossi Benayoun has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Haifa worth $1 million.

The 34-year-old Israeli midfielder left Haifa in 2002 for a European career with Racing Santander in Spain and then nine years in England from 2005 with West Ham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and QPR.

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Young Lions feel the heat in Israel

June 6, 2014

London Maccabi Lions under-15's rounded off the season with a tour to Israel.

Manager Darren Dryer led the 11-player squad into an eight-team tournament at the American School in Even Yehuda.

The competition, organised each year by the Ben Dror family, is played in memory of former national team player Israel Ben Dror.

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