Football

Gold again. No wonder young Josh has a spring in his step

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2013

Stuart Newman bought his daughter a trampoline for his back garden, no-one could ever have imagined that just six years later, young Josh would be an Olympic youth champion. His journey to the top has been, as the late David Coleman used to say, quite remarkable.

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Zahavi is off to Maccabi

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2013

Maccabi Tel Aviv have agreed terms to sign Israel midfielder Eran Zahavi on a three-and-a-half year deal from Palermo.

Maccabi Sports Director Jordi Cruyff said: "After long negotiations, which required all three parties to be flexible, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Palermo and Eran Zahavi reached an agreement.

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Furman's off to a flyer

By James Masters, January 24, 2013

Dean Furman will hope to keep his place in the South Africa team for Sunday’s crucial Africa Cup of Nations clash against Morocco after his latest all-action performance.

The 24-year-old played a starring role on his competitive international debut as his side claimed a 2-0 win over Angola in Durban.

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JC MSFL Matchday 20 preview

By Danny Caro, January 23, 2013

All eyes will be on the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup as Camden Park, Brady Maccabi B, Temple Fortune A, Redbridge Jewish Care, London Maccabi Lions and holders Hendon United Sports Club A look to book their place in the semi-finals. There's also a bumper league programme in store. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.

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Bradman puts City in charge of Olim League

January 23, 2013

Aviv City moved top of the Hamilton Court Olim League with an impressive 2-0 victory over title rivals England FC.

An excellent performance from City keeper Rob Bradman helped them leapfrog England on goal difference with four matches remaining.

Jerusalem are a point behind following a convincing 5-2 win over Jaffa.

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JC MSFL Matchday 19 review

By Danny Caro, January 20, 2013

The entire JC MSFL programme fell victim to the weather as snow wiped out Matchday 19 of the season. This means that double-headers have moved a step closer, with League Fixtures Secretary Nigel Burns left with some tough decisions to make, especially with Oakwood A and Faithfold still involved in four competitions, and the Oaks having only played six league matches to date.

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Furman ready to shine in front of 90,000 supporters

By James Masters, January 18, 2013

Dean Furman says he's still pinching himself and has been living in a dream world ahead of tomorrow’s Africa Cup of Nations opener against Cape Verde.

The South Africa midfielder is set to make his first competitive start in front of 90,000 home fans just months after making his debut against Brazil.

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Football in brief

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2013

Stuttgart are planning to bring Tomer Hemed to the Bundesliga. The Israel striker has scored seven times for relegation-threatened Mallorca in La Liga.

* Wisla Krakow midfielder Maor Melikson has signed for French La Ligue outfit Valenciennes.

* James Gershfield has returned to Potter Bar Town following a short spell at Wingate & Finchley.

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Respect - a little goes a long way

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2013

There are times when, believe it or not, footballers forget that referees are human. At times, it can be a thankless task trying to control 22 players and keep order for 90 minutes.

Players make mistakes and, let's be honest, so do referees, although only the biggest and best are honest enough to admit them.

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Players made my life a misery, says de la Fuente

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2013

This is the moment referee Martin de la Fuente walked off the pitch and threatened to abandon a match because of unruly behaviour.

The match in Wembley reached boiling point 17 minutes into the second half after a mass confrontation between rival players, officials and supporters in Sunday’s Division One match between Camden Park and Temple Fortune A.

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