Football

Davis backs Lustgarten memorial

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Former Westdene boss Steve Davis insists the 2011 Ryan Lustgarten Shield will be a huge success – despite two MJSL teams being forced to withdraw from the competition.

Republic of Mancunia and Crumpsall had accepted an invitation to play in Monday's tournament before the MJSL fixture list had been published.

But both clubs have reluctantly declined to field a side after being handed two le

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Sporting chance the key for Gav

By James Masters, August 25, 2011

Gavin Sharpe reckons his Sporting JLGB team will be 'ten times better' as they go in search of MJSL glory.

Sporting, who take on title favourites Republic of Mancunia in their opening game on Sunday, are in confident mood after a successful end to last season.

Sharpe's side flew up the table following a slow start to the season before crushing Crumpsall in the final of the Tony Cohen Memoria

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MSFL preview: Division Three

By Danny Caro, August 25, 2011

Division Three looks to be the most open in the MSFL with 10 teams vying for a top two finish.

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One of a number of clubs to have been promoted from Division Four last season, Louis Taylor's Neasden will be looking to go up by right this year.

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Maccabi boss blasts referee Webb after Champions League KO

By Simon Griver, August 25, 2011

Maccabi Haifa boss Elisha Levi has launched a scathing attack on England's World Cup final referee Howard Webb following his side's exit from the Champions League.

Maccabi, who crashed out of the competition following a penalty shoot-out defeat by Belgian champions Genk, were incensed by a number of Webb's decisions during the second leg of their play-off tie.

Webb, who is regarded as one of

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Arsenal fan site: we didn't mean it in a racist way

By Jessica Elgot, August 25, 2011

The administrators of an Arsenal fan forum which used stars of David to denote which users had failed to donate to the site have apologised and promised to change the symbol.

The administrators of the site were adamant that the symbol was used because the nickname for their football rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, is "the Yids."

Members of the Arsenal fan forum We Are The Herd, which has more tha

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Lions fail to roar

By David Gold, August 24, 2011

London Lions slipped to a third successive defeat in the South Midlands League Division One after going down 2-1 at Harpenden Town.

Lions made seven changes made from the 4-0 drubbing against St. Albans last weekend, but it was Harpenden keeper Matthew Lord who stole the show.

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Champions League heartbreak for Haifa

By James Masters, August 24, 2011

Maccabi Haifa crashed out of the Champions League in dramatic fashion after a pulsating clash with Belgian champions Genk.

With the tie at 3-3 on aggregate at the end of extra time, Elisha Levi's men were sent spinning out of the competition 4-1 on penalty kicks.

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Basger volley seals the first trophy of the season for Republic

By David Gold, August 22, 2011

Republic of Mancunia cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over South Manchester in the curtain raiser to the new Manchester Jewish League season.

New boss Stuart Shapiro was pleased with his team's performance, and is looking forward to picking up more silverware over the course of the season.

"It's good to get a trophy under our belts, we dominated the game and deservedly won.

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St Albans tame below par Lions

By David Gold, August 22, 2011

An under strength London Lions went down to a heavy 4-0 defeat at St. Albans in the South Midlands First Division.

After a bright start for Lions, captain Dean Nyman had a shot which went just off target before Daran Bern raced through only to see his weak effort saved by Will Viner.

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Lennon rages over Kayal KO

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has launched a scathing attack on the Israeli Football Association.

Lennon was incensed after Beram Kayal returned to Glasgow with an ankle injury sustained during Israel's 4-3 international defeat by Ivory Coast last week.

He said: "You'd like to think the Israeli doctor would have called our doctor and let us know the extent of the injury, say within an hour of

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