Lustigman: Masters League maturing nicely

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2012

Stuart Lustigman has described the Maccabi Masters as “an absolute success story” after confirming that a record number of teams would participate in season 2012/13.

The MMFL chairman this week welcomed three new teams that takes the league up to 17, with seven lining up in Division One and 10 in Division Two.


Champions League defeat for Kiryat Shmona

By James Masters, July 18, 2012

Uefa Champions League second qualifying round first leg
MSK Zilina 1
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 0

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona’s dreams of making the group stages of the Champions League remain alive – despite suffering a narrow defeat in their qualifying clash.


New-look Boca thrash joint Norstar team

July 16, 2012

Boca Jewniors have been hard at work since the close of last season, with a pre-season season already underway in early June.

The club have strengthened massively and obtained many quality players. They have shown intent by winning their first competitive friendly against Division Four rivals and new boys Norstar C, with help from their Norstar B team to give them a boost.


We must soldier on, says Wolff

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

David Wolff expressed disappointment after confirming that the JC MSFL will feature 46 teams for season 2012/13, down two from the previous campaign.

The league has also dropped one division to leave the Premier with 10 teams and 12 in each of the other three divisions.

Five new sides, including Tottenham Chutzpah and Loughton Orient, have joined.


Gold ready to unleash his Lions in FA Cup

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

London Lions manager Tony Gold is relishing taking the club into unknown terrority when they take their place in the FA Cup for the first time.

The Lions have been drawn at home to Clapton as they make their first-ever appearance in the competition won by Chelsea at Wembley in May.


Passion still runs deep for continuation of Maccabi League

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

Don’t panic. That is the overriding message from JC MSFL chairman David Wolff after confirming the world’s biggest Jewish league will start season 2012/13 with 46 teams.

We have seen a gradual decline in numbers in recent years, with the lure of the Premiership, Masters football, five-a-side, work and family commitments the biggest factors.


Jerusalem crowned Anglo League champions 2011/12

July 11, 2012

Two goals from Jerusalem's star striker Moshe Lewis sealed a gritty 2-2 draw against Jaffa to secure the Anglo title in one of the tightest finishes on record.

Going into the final encounter of a long season, Jerusalem knew a win or or draw would secure the title. A victory for Jaffa meanwhile, would hand top spot to England, last year's runaway winners.


46 teams enter JC MSFL for season 2012/13

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2012

Forty-six teams will contest a new-look JC MSFL in season 2012/13.

The league, which finished with 48 sides last season, welcomes three new clubs - AC Mill Hill, Loughton Orient and Tottenham Chutzpah, while Oakwood and Norstar have added B and C team respectively.

The revamped four-tier league features 10 teams in the top divisions with 12 in each of the other three.


Spurs fans back AVB, says Wynne

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2012

Daniel Wynne believes Tottenham supporters can go into the new season full of optimism following the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas.

The former Porto and Chelsea manager was named as the replacement for Harry Redknapp on Tuesday.

And Wynne, spokesman for the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, is confident club chairman Daniel Levy has made the right choice.


Hapoel happy with Champions League draw

By Simon Griver, June 29, 2012

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona have been drawn against Slovakian champions MSK Zilina in the second qualifying round of the Champions League.

The Israelis will travel to Slovakia for the first leg on July 17/18, with the return leg the following week.

Kiryat Shmona’s new manager Gili Landau said: “This is a reasonable draw against a team with a lot of European experience."