Ben Haim: I'm ready to leave England

By Simon Griver, July 26, 2012

With growing uncertainty surrounding the future of Portsmouth, Tal Ben Haim says that he expects to leave England and play abroad next season.


Goldberg: I’m staying with Fortune

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2012

Michael Goldberg is keen to put an end to speculation over his JC MSFL future after committing himself to Temple Fortune.

The attacking midfield is on the shopping list of several Maccabi League teams, and when he played in recent friendlies for Boca Jewniors, there were fears in the Fortune camp that he could be set to depart.


Londoners, prepare to be amazed

By Danny Caro, July 26, 2012

So, the greatest show on earth officially gets under way on Friday. I hope you are ready?

I was in Jerusalem on Maccabiah duty the day London was named as the 2012 Olympic host city and although there has been plenty of negative coverage in the build-up, from what I’ve seen so far, it looks set to be a roaring success. Even the sun is shining.


Chigwell Athletic unveil new signings

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2012

Chigwell Athletic this week made a big statement of intent with the announcement of three new signings.

Joining recent acquisition Richard Baum are Brad Gayer, Pierce Prince and Dean Ben Yosef.

Midfielder Gayer, 18, the former Charlton academy player, was snapped up from east London rivals Woodford Wanderers.


Hapoel in Champions League triumph

By James Masters, July 25, 2012

Uefa Champions League second qualifying round second leg
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2 MSK Zilina 1
Hapoel win 2-1 on aggregate

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona are within sight of a potential money spinning tie with the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona after moving into the third qualifying round of the Champions League.


Mixed bag for Israeli clubs in Europa League

By Danny Caro, July 24, 2012

Late strikes from Dino Ndlovu and Pedro Galvan earned Bnei Yehuda a 2-0 victory over Shirak in the first leg of the Europa League second qualifying round.

The Israelis played the second half with 10 men after Aviv Hadad was sent off.

Maccabi Netanya went down 2-1 at home to KuPS. Substitute Yossi Shivhon registered for Maccabi.


Ever-improving Boca Jewniors denied late on

July 19, 2012

Boca are ever improving and nearly walked away with the win Wednesday night against a strong Faithfold C outfit.

Having beaten a joint-Norstar team three days earlier, Boca went into the game on a high. Two goals from Michael Goldberg, described by one Boca insider as 'the Jewish Messi', put them in a strong position, only for a last-gasp 30-yard to break their hearts.


Leeds Maccabi looking for new blood

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Steven Berke says Leeds Maccabi 1st must overcome the loss of key players if they are to challenge for silverware next season.


Football shorts: July 19

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Sam Sollosi was the matchwinner as Wingate & Finchley reserves earned an impressive 1-0 victory over Prestatyn in a pre-season friendly.

Gai Assulin has signed a one-year deal with Racing Santander following his release from Manchester City.

Hendon midfielder Scott Shulton has been appointed coach of Barnet FC's under-12 team.


Maccabi League stung by Bees' action

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

The Hive, also known as Barnet FC’s Centre of Excellence, has been like a home from home for Maccabi football clubs in London over the past three years, but that will change from next season after the League 2 club agreed to house a series of Academy teams.