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.



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


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.


Deadly Dean fires Lions to opening day win

By David Gold, August 15, 2011

Dean Nyman returned to London Lions in style as his superb finish gave Tony Gold's side a 2-1 win at London Colney in the first game of their Spartan Midlands League Division One campaign.

It was all the more satisfying a result for Lions as they had lost to Colney home and away last season.


Gold: Lions must improve

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2011

London Lions start their Spartan South Midlands League season against London Colney this weekend.

Ahead of the match, we spoke to manager Tony Gold to get his thoughts on how the squad is shaping up.

What are your expectations of the team in the second season in the South Midlands League?


Barda out to stop Maccabi

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will have to keep out Israel striker Elyaniv Barda if they are to cement their place in the group stages of this season's Champions League.

Haifa will host Belgian champions Genk next Wednesday in the playoff round as the Greens seek to reach the lucrative group stage for the third time in their history.

The Israeli champions have signed nine players during the summer includin


D-day for Yossi

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Chelsea's Yossi Benayoun has told Israeli teammates that he expects to be playing elsewhere in the new season.

The JC understands that Chelsea have received inquiries about the player from Spurs, Newcastle, Roma, Galatasaray and Panathinaikos.

Benayoun, 31, would prefer to stay in England, and his most likely destination is White Hart Lane.


Israel edged out by Ivory Coast

By Simon Griver, August 11, 2011

Israel were beaten 4-3 by the Ivory Coast in an international friendly in Switzerland on Wednesday night.

The match featured an inspirational performance by new Arsenal striker Gervinho who was a key figure as the African team stormed into a 3-0 lead.


The new season: Premier Division preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are three new teams in the top-flight this season with Brady Maccabi making a welcome return, along with newcomers North London Raiders B, last season's Division One champions, and FC Team A. Can they overcome the big boys? Only time will tell ...


Competitions entered: Morrison, Anekstein and, of course, our chance to shine in the premiership


The new season: Division 1 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are 10 teams, once again, in Division One this season. The incentive is that three climbed into the Premier Division in May so it could come down to survival of the fittest. Watch out for Chigwell Athletic in their new JC-sponsored kit.


Competitions entered: the two Jewish cups and the Sunday FA Cup.