Football

Real will be fittest in league, says Shafron

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2014

Maccabi League new boys Real Sosobad will get a helping hand from Bolton manager Dougie Freedman after sealing a sponsorship deal with leisure firm Focus Fitness.

The MGBSFL Division Three side will receive a new sponsored kit and the players will benefit from nutritional advice, plus occasional visits from Freedman, along with business partner Gavin Heeroo.

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Maccabi beaten in Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 31, 2014

A stoppage time strike from Damjan Bohar left Maccabi Tel Aviv with it all to do after they went down 1-0 to Maribor in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg.

The Israeli champions were on course for a goalless draw when Bohar headed home in the 95th minute as the hosts boosted their chances of reaching the knockout stage.

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Peter Morrison Trophy revamped

July 29, 2014

The format for next season's Peter Morrison Trophy has been changed to allow teams in the lower divisions a greater chance to progress to the latter stages of the competition.

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Lions beat Enfield in pre-season friendly

July 28, 2014

London Lions's pre-season schedule took a positive step in the right direction on Saturday, with a 3-2 win over higher league opposition Enfield 1893, who play in the Essex Senior League.

On a scorching, hot day, both sides implemented a real competitive edge to the game and it wasn't the weather that nearly ended up boiling out of control.

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Players struggling to focus on football, says Garcia

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2014

Oscar Garcia admits his players are struggling to focus on football as Maccabi Tel Aviv moved into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 3-0 aggregate win over Santa Coloma.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg in Andorra, Eran Zahavi gave Maccabi a two-goal cushion in their ‘home’ leg which was moved to Cyprus due to the security situation in Israel.

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Israel lacrosse making big strides

By Darren Witcoop, July 25, 2014

Israel won new friends after a seventh place finish at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships.

Competing in their first major tournament, the men’s lacrosse team left America with their heads held high.

A creditable showing saw them top their pool by sweeping aside Sweden, Slovakia and Korea.

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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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