Football

Grant takes over at Partizan Belgrade

January 13, 2012

Partizan Belgrade today confirmed Avram Grant as their new manager.

The Israeli was keen to return to the Premiership despite taking West Ham and Portsmouth down, but the Partizan board have identified Grant as the man they want to take over from Aleksandar Stanojevic who was sacked following a dispute with the club's board.

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JC MSFL Rumour Mill - January 13

By Danny Caro, January 13, 2012

With the January transfer window wide open, find out which players are the talking of the terraces in the JC MSFL.

Faithfold A have renewed their interest in Shirley Park midfielder Nicky Plotnek. With star man Alex Kaye about to head off overseas, the club will propose a "generous" offer for the former West Brom man.

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Lions second best against London Colney

January 12, 2012

MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
London Lions 1 London Colney 3

London Lions paid the price for a poor team performance against top of the table London Colney, going down 3-1 at home.

In the opening exchanges it was clear that Colney had a greater urgency to the game with Lions second to most first and second balls.

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Ask the Ref - Kompany vs Johnson

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2012

In our latest Ask the Ref feature, we speak to some of the JC MSFL's leading officials to get their view on some of this week’s major talking points – namely the Vincent Kompany red card in the Manchester derby and the Glenn Johnson challenge in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg.

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IFA probe

By Simon Griver, January 12, 2012

Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon was questioned under caution by Israeli police earlier this week regarding match-fixing allegations.

Two full days of interrogation revolved around suspected intervention by Luzon in the selection of referees for Ligat Ha'Al games involving Maccabi Petach Tikva, the club where he formerly served as chairman.

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Omri signs

January 12, 2012

Omri Altman has spoken of his first-team aspirations after signing a two-year deal with Fulham.

The Israeli, who turns 18 in March, joined the Fulham Academy last year.

Altman said: "I'm very happy to sign for Fulham and love my life in London.

"I've spoken with the manager, Martin Jol, and everything is working out well.

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Furman fury

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2012

Oldham captain Dean Furman says that he left Anfield feeling hurt after teammate Tom Adeyemi was allegedly subjected to a racial outburst from the Kop during the FA Cup third round tie against Liverpool last week.

Furman, 23, was quick to console Adeyemi, who was left in tears, following the incident towards the end of the match.

"What happened should not happen in the game," Furman said: "I

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Danny Caro's MSFL Division 2 TOTW: Jan 8

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2012

1. Arthur Caplan (Hendon Utd SC B)

2. Dan Ejdelman (Faithfold B

3. Ari Nevies (Hendon Utd SC B)

4. Max Saunders (Camden Park)

5. Alex Springer (London Maccabi Lions B)

6. Richard 'Scotty' Alexander (L’Equipe)

7. Jake Saunders (Camden Park)

8. Paul Biller (Glenthorne United A)

9. Andy Burke (L’Equipe)

10. David Blitz (Glenthorne United A)

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Danny Caro's Division One TOTW: Jan 8

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2012

1. Steve Murad (Temple Fortune A)

2. Josh Tiano (Temple Fortune A)

3. Matt Gilbery (Temple Fortune A)

4. Eddie Manson (Oakwood)

5. Benji Mannhaim (Temple Fortune A)

6. Ben Weinburg (Brixton Old Boys A)

7. Michael Posner (Brixton Old Boys A)

8. Jonny Kay (Norstar A)

9. Michael Field (North West Neasden B)

10. Michael Goldberg (Temple Fortune A)

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JC MSFL Matchday 19 preview

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2012

The quarter-finals of the JC League Cup take centre stage on Sunday, with six teams looking to join Brixton Old Boys A in the hat for the last four. There is also some mouth-watering action to look forward to in the league. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the action.

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