Football

Guttman appointed Israel manager

By Danny Caro, December 28, 2011

Eli Guttman has been confirmed as the new manager of Israel.

The former Hapoel Tel Aviv boss, 53, was the only candidate considered for the position.

He received unanimous backing from the 11-member IFA board, initially on a two-year deal. He will name an assistant by May.

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Classy Colman puts England A on top

By Danny Caro, December 27, 2011

Hamilton Court FX Olim League
England A 1 England B 0

A 75th minute strike from Team GB star Motti Colman earned England A victory over England B in the Hamilton Court FX League.

The first competitive fixture between these two sides took place on Saturday night and proved to be a very tight affair.

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So nearly for Neasden

By Danny Caro, December 22, 2011

North West Neasden A missed the chance to go top of the JC MSFL Premier Division following a pulsating 3-3 draw against defending champions Redbridge Jewish Care A.

Marc Lazare fired a double with Lee Cash scoring the goal of the game with a stunning 35-yard effort for Neasden.

Redbridge's goals came through Adam Bolle (2) and Danny Hakimi.

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Eli set for Israel job

By Simon Griver, December 22, 2011

Eli Guttman looks set to be named as the new manager of Israel after agreeing an 18-month deal to replace Frenchman Luis Fernandez.

Guttman, who is expected to earn less than half of Fernandez' $480,000 a year salary, recently recovered from a serious heart attack.

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More misery for Leeds 2nd

By James Masters, December 20, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 2nd slumped to a tenth consecutive league defeat after suffering a 5-1 thrashing at Osmondthorpe.

Despite heading into the break level at 1-1 thanks to Steve Feldman’s strike, Maccabi failed to compete in a one-sided second half.

Feldman, 49, was the only Leeds player to take his chance as the visitors frittered away a whole host of opportunities.

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Danny Caro's Division One TOTW: Dec 18

By Danny Caro, December 20, 2011

1. Ilan Ben-Zion (Southgate Harmen B)

2. Sam Franks (Brixton Old Boys A)

3. Alex Norman (Chigwell Athletic)

4. Jon Swead (Chigwell Athletic)

5. Lee Hyams (Chigwell Athletic)

6. Russell Brill (Chigwell Athletic)

7. James Kay, (Brixton Old Boys A)

8. Dan Castle (Chigwell Athletic)

9. Rob Blackman (Brixton Old Boys A)

10. Paul Stein (Southgate Harmen B)

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week: Dec 18

By Danny Caro, December 20, 2011

1. ILAN BEN-ZION (Southgate Harmen B) - "regular right-back, help out the team by taking the gloves and had a blinder in goal. He commanded his box well and pulled off a number of match winning saves. Thoroughly deserved Man-of-the-Match award in the shock win over Norstar A

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FC Team La Manga tour diary

December 20, 2011

FC Team have returned home from another successful trip to La Manga in Spain.

The club played three games in four days - winning one and losing two.

They stepped straight off the plane for their first game on Thursday night, an 8.30pm kick-off at Muleno Stadium against Muleno CF.

FC Team 1 Muleno CF 3
Goal Scorer: Craig Edwards

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Super SPEC FC go third

December 19, 2011

JC MSFL DIVISION FOUR
SPEC FC 5 JEWVENTUS 0

Promotion-chasing SPEC FC had far to much on the day with goals from Ricky Lawrence, Jack Bookatz, Robert Murray, Craig Cohen and JC star man Dan Cohen taking them past Jewventus.

As the snow fell heavily over the Cinderella Hairena, SPEC ensured they ended the calendar year in true seasonal style with a Christmas cracker.

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Olim round-up: December 17

December 19, 2011

Hamilton Court FX Olim League round-up

England B 3
Ashdod 2

England B were yet again hit by injury and absentees on Saturday night with two last minute pull-outs leaving them with just 11 "lions" to play the full 90 minutes.

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