Again, Yossi is last man standing

By Danny Caro, May 24, 2012

Footballers come and go. Especially Israeli ones, as far as the Premier League is concerned. Following the news that Premier League champions Manchester City released Gai Assulin, national captain Yossi Benayoun is once again the last man standing as the only Israeli in the division. But even his future remains unclear, with Chelsea demanding an answer from Arsenal over the coming days.


Guttman's Euro vision

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2012

Eli Guttman is confident Israel will not be overawed when they take on Euro 2012 finalists the Czech Republic and Germany in friendly matches over the coming days.

Israel take on the Czechs in Austria on Saturday followed by Germany in Leipzig on Thursday as Guttman sizes up his best team for the World Cup 2014 qualifiers, which begin in September.


Oscar goes to Tel Aviv

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2012

Maccabi Tel Aviv have appointed Barcelona youth team coach Oscar Garcia as their new manager.

The club’s Canadian owner Mitch Goldhar decided to bring in a foreign manager after three disappointing seasons under Israeli coaches.

The move follows the appointment of Jordi Cruyff as general manager.

Garcia said: “I’m proud to join Maccabi Tel Aviv, a club with an amazing history.


Abrams named MJSL Player of the Season

By James Masters, May 24, 2012

Bobby Abrams finished the season in style after celebrating his MJSL Player of the Year award with a stunning hat-trick.

The Haroldeans hitman took his tally to 24 league goals for the season to earn the MJSL Golden Boot following his heroics against Broughton.


Hamilton FX Olim League round-up: May 24

May 24, 2012

It's been a busy few days for Olim League footballers with action in league, cup and for the Rep Team.

Olim Cup
England B 3 Jaffa 2

England B caused the cup upset of the season by defeating current holders Jaffa.


JC MSFL Top-Scorers: Final tally - May 20

By James Masters, May 22, 2012

Glenthorne United B player-manager Craig Sandford has finished as the top-scorer in the JC MSFL for season 2011/12. Sandford spearheaded the Thornes' Division Three title charge as they finished the campaign with a 100 per cent record.

30 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

28 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

25 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)


Maccabi Masters round-up: May 20

By Jeremy Silverstone, May 21, 2012

Division Two champions Glenthorne United B ended their season – and the glittering management era of John Featherman – with a 6-4 win over Marshside.

An inspired by a four-goal haul for Gary Adams and a brace from Sid Shaw saw them home.


Super-sub Wise helps Lions Masters retain trophy

By Jeremy Silverstone, May 21, 2012

London Maccabi Lions snatched a dramatic late victory to retain the Nathan Horwitz Maccabi Masters Division 2 Cup following a thrilling final at Barnet’s Underhill Stadium.

Two stunning injury-time goals from super-sub Paul Wise broke the hearts of an EDRS team which had come so close to victory.


Hendon A finish season in style

By Danny Caro, May 21, 2012

Hendon star Ari Last scored in both games as the Reds finished the season in style. Danny Caro looks back on the final weekend on the JC MSFL season.


Peter Morrison Trophy: Winners – Hendon Utd Sports Club A, Runners-up: Oakwood


Cup joy for Crumpsall

By James Masters, May 17, 2012

Republic of Mancunia 1st 0 Crumpsall 2

Stuart Delmonte’s guest appearance inspired Crumpsall to a shock victory in the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

The Manchester Maccabi 1st boss was on the sidelines to guide Crumpsall past much fancied Republic of Mancunia 1st at Salford FC.