Norstar sign Raiders trio

By Danny Caro, August 10, 2012

Norstar completed the signing of a trio of players from North London Raiders on Wednesday with Danny Bloom, Mark Leader and Ben Sheldon all moving from Brunel to John Lyon.


Ben Haim leaves Portsmouth

August 9, 2012

Israel defender Tal Ben Haim has left cash-strapped Portsmouth, the club have confirmed.

He finally reached a compromise deal over his wages following lengthy negotiations with the south-coast club.

In a statement, Pompey administrator Trevor Birch said: "I am pleased to announce that we have reached a compromise agreement with Tal Ben Haim, who will now leave the club."


Trials & Pre-season latest

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Clubs are preparing for the new season, which begins on September 2. You can find details for all MSFL and Maccabi Masters teams here, including clubs looking for players, players looking for club, pre-season training and trials and pre-season results.




Gold proud to lead Lions into FA Cup

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2012

Ahead of the team's first-ever outing in the FA Cup, Danny Caro talks to London Lions manager Tony Gold.

DC: How happy are you with the way pre-season has gone?


Hapoel's Champions League adventure continues

By James Masters, August 8, 2012

Uefa Champions League third qualifying round second leg
Neftci 2
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2
Hapoel win 6-2 on aggregate

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona secured their place in the Champions League play-offs following a hard-fought battle against Neftci.

Leading 4-0 from last week’s first leg, Hapoel grabbed a 91st minute equaliser to claim a 2-2 draw and leave them dreaming of the Group Stage.


Swansea want Shechter

August 8, 2012

Israel star Itay Shechter is set to sign for Premier League side Swansea City on a season-long loan deal.

The 25-year-old, who currently plays in Germany with Kaiserslautern, watched the Swans defeat Blackpool 4-2 in their pre-season friendly last night.

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has held talks with the player and is confident of obtaining a work permit for the striker.


Ben Haim defiant over Portsmouth future

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Tal Ben Haim insists he will not be held responsible if Portsmouth are forced into liquidation on Friday.

The Israel defender, who has a year left on his £36,000 a week deal at Fratton Park, has yet to come to an agreement with the club’s administrators over his contract.


Premier League trio eye Konate

By Simon Griver, August 6, 2012

Maccabi Tel Aviv are preparing for a cash windfall following the heroics of striker Moussa Konate at the Olympic Games.

The Senegal striker, who signed a two-year contract with Maccabi last year, has attracted interested from Manchester City, Newcastle and West Ham after scoring three times in the first two games of the men’s football competition.


London Lions finish pre-season in style

August 6, 2012

Waltham Abbey 1 London Lions 4

London Lions ended pre-season stylishly with a terrific team performance beating Ryman North side Waltham Abbey 4-1.

With attentions turning to the clubs first ever appearance in the FA Cup next week against Clapton it was important for the Rowley Lane outfit to finish their last pre-season friendly strongly.


Champions League glory for Hapoel

By James Masters, August 1, 2012

Uefa Champions League third qualifying round first leg
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 4
Neftci 0

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona moved to within touching distance of the Champions League play-offs following a thumping victory in the first leg of their third round qualifying tie against Neftci of Azerbaijan.