By Simon Griver, April 15, 2010
Jacob Shahar, the Maccabi Haifa President, has blasted Ligat Ha'al organisers after his team's lead at the top of the Israeli Premier Division was cut to three points following a league restructure.
Maccabi's goalless draw against city rivals Hapoel saw the title race blown wide open after their lead was cut from eight points to three following the introduction of a complex new system introduced by the Israel FA resulted in all teams having their points halved.
Shahar said: "Titles should be decided on the pitch. This new system only harms football and won't bring in bigger crowds."