Football

Leeds ready to hit back

September 2, 2011

Ian Selwyn, manager of Leeds Maccabi, hopes his players can learn from the disappointment of last season as they go into their new campaign.

"Last year was a bit of a disappointment for us because it was my first year and we were still finding out which players were up to playing in non-Jewish football," he said.

"It's a very physical league and it's really difficult for some of the lads who

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Shocks galore in MJSL opener

By James Masters, September 2, 2011

Neil Collins, manager of South Manchester 2nd, believes he's turned into the MJSL's very own version of Arsene Wenger following his side's opening day disaster.

While Arsenal were busy getting thumped at Old Trafford, Collins' troops were given a footballing lesson by newly formed Republic of Mancunia's second string.

After losing out in the MJSL Charity Shield to Republic's first team, Coll

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Manchester hungry for silverware

By David Gold, September 2, 2011

Manchester Maccabi gear up for the new season on the back of their stunning success in the final of the Peter Morrison Trophy last season.

Managed by Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg, the Brooklands club will be looking for an improved showing in the second division of the Tameside League in which they tailed off in the final weeks of the campaign.

Having mounted a strong challenge, four g

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Benayoun relishing Arsenal challenge

September 1, 2011

Exclusive: Yossi Benayoun is relishing the challenge of helping Arsenal climb the Premiership table and play a key role in their Champions League campaign.

In his first interview since signing a season-long loan at the Emirates from Chelsea, the Israel captain looked relaxed following a whistle-stop trip to London which saw him make a 10-hour round trip from Israel.

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Duty flee

By Danny Caro and Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

No sooner had he passed a medical and signed for Arsenal than did Yossi Benayoun rejoin his national teammates ahead of today's crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Greece in Tel Aviv.

After flying to London on Wednesday, Benayoun completed his whistle-stop tour on transfer deadline day by joining the Gunners.

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Stoke next for Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, September 1, 2011

Motti Iwanir, manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv, believes his team can progress in the after drawing Stoke City, Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League group stage.

A record three Israeli teams went into the hat last week with debutants Tel Aviv drawn against English opposition for the first time in European competition.

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Thornes out to burst the bubble

September 1, 2011

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The Thornes mopped up last season as they were crowned second division champions with Daniel Lipman winning the top player award. Lipman, who will lead the team on his own this season, is targeting "a third consecutive promotion as well as two good cup runs".

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Slater's Chigwell full of eastern promise

September 1, 2011

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Title contenders Chigwell could be the real deal this season, especially in a brand new JC-sponsored kit. Manager Richard Slater said: "If we manage to keep a fit squad throughout the season I believe we'll be in the mix.

"The club has won every other lower league, but the title has slipped away twice now."

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Benayoun joins Arsenal

By Danny Caro, August 31, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has joined Arsenal. A dramatic day of negotiations ended on Wednesday night when the Israel captain signed a one-year loan deal at the Emirates.

Having been linked with moves to Spurs, Liverpool and Lille, Benayoun flew into Heathrow airport on Wednesday morning and completed his transfer from Chelsea just hours before the transfer window closed.

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Maccabi Tel Aviv to play Stoke

By Danny Caro, August 30, 2011

Maccabi Tel Aviv have been drawn against Stoke City in the group stage of the Europa League.

Maccabi will travel to Britannia on October 20 in what will be the third group match for both teams.

Tony Pulis’s troops visit Tel Aviv for the return match on November 3.

Besiktas and Dynamo Kiev complete the group.

Maccabi start their campaign against Besiktas in Turkey on September 15.

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