Football

Like Utd, I missed Messi

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

During my early years, I drove my parents mad trying to get the autographs of some of my sporting heroes.

I felt like a kid in a sweetshop when I bumped into some of the Liverpool greats along with members of various national cricket teams.

Well, old habits die hard. I tried but failed to track down Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League final. My son was desperate to meet him.

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Northern Team of the Year

May 27, 2011

Akiva Lieberman
(Sporting JLGB)
The outstanding goalkeeper in the MJSL this season and a key part of the Sporting side which won the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

Dan Ross
(Leeds Maccabi)
The club's Players Player of the Year by a country mile. A strong and determined leader at the heart of the team's defence.

Michael Sacks

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Shechter torn between Baggies and Bundesliga

By Simon Griver, May 27, 2011

West Bromwich Albion have offered Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Itay Shechter a four-year contract worth £600,000 a year.

The Israeli international and his agent, Ronen Katsav, were at the Hawthorns on Monday where WBA manager Roy Hodgson told Shechter that he saw him forming a strike partnership with top-scorer Peter Odemwingie.

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A season of pain for Israel's finest

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2011

Season 2010/11 was a forgettable one for the Israeli contingent in the Premiership. Avram Grant's trials and tribulations have been well documented here after taking West Ham down.

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Cup double joy for Cohen

May 26, 2011

Manny Cohen, chairman of Arlesey Town, is celebrating after his team finished off a record breaking 120th year by retaining the Beds Senior Cup.
The club enjoyed a stand-out season under Cohen, a former pupil at Hasmonean, also winning the Zamaretto Southern League Division 1 Central title.

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MSFL Team of the Year

May 26, 2011

1. Dan Lee (Redbridge JC A)Agile stopper helped Redbridge complete their first league and cup double. Also played for London Lions and the MSFL Rep Team. Pulled off some stunning saves and has been selected for Maccabi GB's European Games squad.

2. Ollie Segal (FC Team A)

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Fegan takes charge at Fortune

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2011

Lee Fegan is the new manager of Temple Fortune A.

The appointment follows the news that Andrew Souber stepped down just weeks after leading them to the JC MSFL Division Two title.

Souber said: "It has been an absolute pleasure to have been around the squad and our championship win was a fully deserved reward for all the hard work they put in over this season and the previous ones.

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Jacobson: I let everyone down

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2011

Joe Jacobson has described his red card in the League 2 playoff semi-final against Stevenage as one of the low points of his career.

The Accrington Stanley left-back was dismissed following a late challenge on Lawrie Wilson

Jacobson said: "It was a bit of a blur really, the guy was running out with the ball and I thought I could get there.

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Premier Division Team of the Season: profiles

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Dan Lee (Redbridge Jewish Care A) - the MSFL is blessed with several fine young keepers. Lee helped Redbridge complete a league and cup double. During a busy season, he also played for London Lions and the JC MSFL Rep Team. The owner of a monster kick, he was a big part of RJC's double dream.

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Danny Caro's Divisional Teams of the Season

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Some familiar faces have made it into the teams of the year from the Premier through to Division Four. But it's the newcomers who have caught the eye too. Here is my class of 2010/11.

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