Football

Chelsea lifeline for Grant

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2011

Just days after being sacked by West Ham, Avram Grant is looking to get back into management.

The Israeli was shown the door after last weekend's defeat against Wigan Athletic which confirmed relegation.

We understand that Grant has already received an offer from Chelsea, a team he led to the Champions League final in 2008.

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Having a bawl

By James Masters and Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Stuart Delmonte was left blubbering like a baby after his Manchester Maccabi side pulled off a dramatic Peter Morrison Trophy triumph.

Rafi Leeker's spot-kick in a pulsating penalty shoot-out gave Maccabi victory after a hard-fought goalless 120 minutes against Faithfold A at Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park.

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AC Whetstone complete league and cup double

By Danny Caro, May 18, 2011

AC Whetstone Under 14s secured the league and cup double following a hard-fought win over Hendon in the final played at Wingate and Finchley.

Having already clinched the Maccabi league title with a 100 per cent record, the Stones began very strongly and had the first meaningful effort on target through Toby Nathan. They continued to press hard but were repelled by a resolute Hendon defence.

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Stone to stay at Barnet

By Danny Caro, May 18, 2011

Michael Stone will stay on as first-coach at Barnet, the club has confirmed.

He will work with new manager Lawrie Sanchez and assistant Giuliano Grazioli who steered the team to League 2 safety on the last day of the season.

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Lions Under 15 clinch WFL crown

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 15's became the first Jewish side ever to win the top division of the Watford Friendly League.

The team, which contains many of the participants for this summer's European Maccabi Games, lost the first two games of their first season in the top division, but then embarked on a remarkable run which saw them remain undefeated in 12 league games.

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Emanuel takes charge at Montana

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2011

Montana Boca United have appointed Vivian Emanuel as their new manager for next season.

The club operated under chairman Raymond Harrod who along with Adam Osper, worked as caretaker-managers following the departure of Marc Ziedman. They finished sixth in Division One last season.

Emmanuel joins the club following a stint at Pinner JFC in Division Four.

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Majestic Morris helps Lions lift the cup

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

A looping header from goal-poacher Mark Morris saw London Maccabi Lions win the Nathan Horwitz MMFL Division 2 Cup following a hard fought 1-0 win over EDRS Stonegrove.

A match of few chances at Barnet FC saw the deadlock broken just before the interval however when Morris was reached a cross from Stuart Coutts' to place a header into the top corner.

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Wagman late show clinch treble double for Brady

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

A last-ditch effort from hotshot Mark Wagman saw Brady Maccabi A complete a third consecutive league and cup double as they came from behind to beat Faithfold 2-1 at Underhill.

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Faithfold pay the penalty as Manchester wins Morrison final

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

Faithfold were beaten on penalties at Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park as Manchester Maccabi lifted the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Defences dominated throughout with neither team able to break through in 120 minutes of open play.

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Avram Grant leaves West Ham

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2011

Avram Grant has left West Ham following Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Wigan Athletic which sealed their relegation from the Premier Division.

The Hammers threw away a 2-0 lead to become the first team to go down from the top-flight this season.

"Avram Grant is no longer the manager of West Ham United," a statement said.

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