Football

Basger volley seals the first trophy of the season for Republic

By David Gold, August 22, 2011

Republic of Mancunia cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win over South Manchester in the curtain raiser to the new Manchester Jewish League season.

New boss Stuart Shapiro was pleased with his team's performance, and is looking forward to picking up more silverware over the course of the season.

"It's good to get a trophy under our belts, we dominated the game and deservedly won.

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St Albans tame below par Lions

By David Gold, August 22, 2011

An under strength London Lions went down to a heavy 4-0 defeat at St. Albans in the South Midlands First Division.

After a bright start for Lions, captain Dean Nyman had a shot which went just off target before Daran Bern raced through only to see his weak effort saved by Will Viner.

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Lennon rages over Kayal KO

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has launched a scathing attack on the Israeli Football Association.

Lennon was incensed after Beram Kayal returned to Glasgow with an ankle injury sustained during Israel's 4-3 international defeat by Ivory Coast last week.

He said: "You'd like to think the Israeli doctor would have called our doctor and let us know the extent of the injury, say within an hour of

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Boss Gold just loving Lions pride

By David Gold, August 18, 2011

London Lions boss Tony Gold reckons his boys are ready to roar following their opening day success.

After falling behind within the first 45 seconds to London Colney, Lions hit back through Andy Glynne and the returning Dean Nyman.

And Gold, whose team lost out to London Colney twice last season, says he is delighted with his team's start to the new season.

"I have nothing but admiration

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MJSL ease to victory

By David Gold, August 18, 2011

An MJSL XI beat a Manchester Maccabi XI 3-0 in a game played in memory of Darren Rose.

Jack Lee scored twice and Dave Eden added the other for the MJSL team co--managed by Fraser Saville and Neil Collins.

"The point of the exercise was to give a lot of the boys a run out and they were positive about it.

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Republic ready for revenge

August 18, 2011

Stuart Shapiro can't wait to get started when his Republic of Mancunia team take on South Manchester 2nd in the MJSL Charity shield.

Republic, who finished second last year and won the Shonn Trophy, suffered heartbreak in their final game of last season after losing out on the title to Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Shapiro is now hoping his side can go one better and hit the ground running with Sp

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Big guns readyfor MJSL battle

August 18, 2011

Republic of Mancunia
Last season: Shonn Trophy winners
Finished: 2nd
Manager: Stuart Shapiro

Verdict: After the heartbreak of missing out on last season's league title, Republic are determined to go one better this year. New boss Stuart Shapiro takes over the reins with Anthony Bloch moving upstairs to oversee the running of the club.

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MSFL Season Preview: Division Four

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2011

Six new teams have joined the Maccabi League for season 2011/12. Here we get the low-down on the 10 participating teams in Division Four.

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Benayoun tweeting gives clue

By Simon Griver, August 18, 2011

Yossi Benayoun has taken to Twitter after being snubbed by Chelsea boss Andre Villa-Boas.

The Israel star was used as an 89th minute subsitute during last weekend's goalless draw against Stoke as the Blues failed to make a winning start to the new Premier League season.

The former Liverpool man looks set to be surplus to requirements under Villa-Boas and could quit Stamford Bridge after info

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Inspired MTSCC knock valiant Vale out of title race

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

London Maccabi Vale's title hopes took a near terminal blow when they went down to a six wicket defeat to rivals MTSSC in the Middlesex Sunday League Division One.

Vale had batted reasonably well from the start, though they slowed down during the innings to finish with 172 from 40 overs. John Galloway was the highest scoring batsman for Vale, registering 30 before being caught out.

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