Danny Caro's Divisional Teams of the Season

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Some familiar faces have made it into the teams of the year from the Premier through to Division Four. But it's the newcomers who have caught the eye too. Here is my class of 2010/11.




Maccabi crowned

May 19, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will represent Israel in next season's Uefa Champions League after claiming the Ligat Ha'Al title with a 2-0 home victory over Hapoel Kiryat Shmona.

A second-half brace from Lior Rafaelov left the Greens six points clear of Hapoel Tel Aviv ahead of the final round of games.


Basso voted No. 1

May 19, 2011

Louie Basso is the MJSL Player of the Year.

The Manchester Maccabi youngster received the Tony Waltzer Trophy at Oldham Athletic on Sunday.

Basso, 17, also plays for Altrincham Boys. He capped a fine year by helping the Brooklands club win the Peter Morrison Trophy and MJSL title.

Oli Grant retained the Steve Blackstone top-scorer award with 25 goals.


Bloch: Cup win

By James Masters, May 19, 2011

Anthony Bloch says not even the sight of his Republic side clinching cup glory can soothe the pain of missing out on the MJSL league title.

Bloch was left devastated after his men were beaten to the top prize by Manchester Maccabi 3rd following their defeat in the title decider.


HMH boys do it for Grazioli

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Strikes from Jake Norton, Aaron Benjamin, George Goldberg and Josh Dreyfuss secured the Under 14 Harris Balcomb Trophy as Highgate & Muswell Hill overcame Manchester Maccabi 4-1 at Boundary Park.

The Londoners forged ahead only to be pegged back at the break. The second half was a different story as they upped their game, scoring three times and hitting the woodwork.


Chelsea lifeline for Grant

By Simon Griver, May 19, 2011

Just days after being sacked by West Ham, Avram Grant is looking to get back into management.

The Israeli was shown the door after last weekend's defeat against Wigan Athletic which confirmed relegation.

We understand that Grant has already received an offer from Chelsea, a team he led to the Champions League final in 2008.


Having a bawl

By James Masters and Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Stuart Delmonte was left blubbering like a baby after his Manchester Maccabi side pulled off a dramatic Peter Morrison Trophy triumph.

Rafi Leeker's spot-kick in a pulsating penalty shoot-out gave Maccabi victory after a hard-fought goalless 120 minutes against Faithfold A at Oldham Athletic's Boundary Park.


AC Whetstone complete league and cup double

By Danny Caro, May 18, 2011

AC Whetstone Under 14s secured the league and cup double following a hard-fought win over Hendon in the final played at Wingate and Finchley.

Having already clinched the Maccabi league title with a 100 per cent record, the Stones began very strongly and had the first meaningful effort on target through Toby Nathan. They continued to press hard but were repelled by a resolute Hendon defence.


Stone to stay at Barnet

By Danny Caro, May 18, 2011

Michael Stone will stay on as first-coach at Barnet, the club has confirmed.

He will work with new manager Lawrie Sanchez and assistant Giuliano Grazioli who steered the team to League 2 safety on the last day of the season.


Lions Under 15 clinch WFL crown

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2011

London Maccabi Lions Under 15's became the first Jewish side ever to win the top division of the Watford Friendly League.

The team, which contains many of the participants for this summer's European Maccabi Games, lost the first two games of their first season in the top division, but then embarked on a remarkable run which saw them remain undefeated in 12 league games.