Football

Israelis sparkle in Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 27, 2011

Maor Melikson, the former Betar Jerusalem striker, scored a second half winner as Polish champions Wisla Krakow won 2-1 away to Liteks Lovetch of Bulgaria in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

Bebras Natcho, the ex-Hapoel Tel Aviv midfielder, was also on target, scoring the second goal for Rubin Kazan in a 2-0 away victory over Dynamo Kiev.

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Hazard drafted in to boost Chigwell's Premier push

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2011

Chigwell Athletic have landed a major coup after it was confirmed that Mickey Hazard, the former Spurs player, is joining the club on an advisory basis.

The move comes following a successful training day at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre where Hazard put the squad through their paces.

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Kennet takes charge at Redbridge JC

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2011

Eilon Kennet has been appointed manager of double winners Redbridge Jewish Care.

Kennet stepped down from a similar role at London Maccabi Lions A at the end of last season.

He takes over from Sam McCarthy, the JC MSFL Manager of the Year, who stepped down at the weekend, citing off the field commitments.

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Assulin: I'm going nowhere

By Danny Caro, July 22, 2011

Manchester City midfielder Guy Assulin has denied rumours he will be loaned to a Championship team for season 2011/12.

The 20-year-old Israeli, who joined City from Barcelona last November, played 69 minutes for the club's reserves last Saturday in a 2-1 win over Altrincham Town.

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Success could come at a price

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

Team GB's performance at the European Maccabi Games has been described as a huge success, and rightly so.

The bar was clearly raised in several sports with the Open and Junior footballers proving a cut above the rest. It was also the Games where our futsal players put themselves on the map.

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Junior success bodes well for 2013

July 21, 2011

GB'S juniors accounted for almost half of the gold medals at the European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

While Zak Zilesnick stole the show in table tennis, David Garcia was the star turn in badminton.

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Maccabiah Games will be tougher, says Kyte

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

David Kyte believes Team GB can build on their success from the European Maccabi Games at the 2013 Maccabiah Games.

Kyte, the head of the GB delegation in Vienna, led a 240-man team that brought home 78 medals including 32 gold.

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MSFL still thriving, says Wolff

July 21, 2011

David Wolff, chairman of the Maccabi (Southern) Football League, has confirmed that six new teams will be joining the league for the 2011/12 season.

Athletic Finchley, Brady Maccabi B, Brixton Old Boys B, Boca Jewniors, FC Team C and SPEC will join Division Four, taking the league up to 51 teams.

Pinner JFC, Real Life and Zig Zag have withdrawn.

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Haifa progress in Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 20, 2011

Maccabi Haifa cruised into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 7-4 aggregate win over Borac on Wednesday night.

Leading 5-1 from the first leg in Israel last week, the Israelis fell behind after nine minutes when Branislav Krunić struck for the Bosnians at the Gradski Stadium.

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US businessman buys Beitar Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot and Simon Griver, July 15, 2011

Israel’s most controversial football club has been sold to two American businessmen, one of whom is well known for his left-wing activism.

Dan Adler and Adam Levin bought Beitar Jerusalem from Arkady Gaydamak in London yesterday. The California businessmen were in the UK to buy several British high-tech companies.

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