Football

Sahar: ‘I’ll go down to get back up’

By Simon Griver, November 27, 2008

Ben Sahar has resigned himself to playing in the Championship.

The Israeli marksman has suffered a stop-start career since joining Chelsea in 2006. Last season he was loaned to QPR and Sheffield Wednesday and after joining Portsmouth on a six-month loan deal in July, he has been kicking his heels in the reserves.

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Yossi’s going nowhere, says Rafa

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez wants Israel captain Yossi Benayoun to stay with the club for at least three more years.

Benayoun, 28, joined the Premier League joint-leaders last July on a four-year deal.
Benitez said: "We will be very pleased if he stays here until the end of his contract. We want Yossi here."

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6ft Elf set to face the big boys

By Danny Caro, November 27, 2008

Barnet youth team keeper Alex Elf has set his sights on playing against one of the Premier League giants in the FA Youth Cup.

The Spurs fan has helped the Bees reach the third round proper following victories over Basingstoke and Havant & Waterlooville. They await the winner of the tie between Bristol Rovers and Brighton & Hove Albion knowing that victory could set up a tie against Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal.

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We need more Jews in the game, says FA chairman

By Craig Silver, November 27, 2008

FA chairman Lord Triesman believes that racism in football will become a thing of the past if more Jewish players, along with those from other religions, get involved at the top level.


While the Kick It Out campaign has traditionally focused on abuse aimed at black players, the limited number of Jews in the professional game in England has given a low profile to antisemitic abuse. Triesman, 65, believes it is of "critical importance" that there should be more players from all faiths to help overcome some of the prejudice that remains.

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Blues reach FA Trophy first round

November 26, 2008

FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round replay:
Sutton Utd 2 Wingate & Finchley 2 AET
(Wingate & Finchley 4-3 win on penalties)

In a dramatic FA Trophy third Qualifying Round replay, an injury-hit Wingate & Finchley went through on penalties following a second draw against Ryman Premier side Sutton United.

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Double delight as Stolerman sends Lions clear

November 24, 2008

HSCL Premier Division: Buntingford 1 London Lions 4

London Lions once again produced a strong away performance as they put Buntingford Town to the sword with a 4-1 victory.

Leading up to kick-off Adam Myeroff who had just finished his warm up didn't have time to kick another ball as his wife Jude went into Labour.

Four hours later Lions were top of the league and out popped Jessica Grace Myeroff. The birth may have been easier compared to the opposition Lions were facing as the score line some what flattered the home side.

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Maccabi Masters review

November 24, 2008

North London Raiders stretched their lead at the top to four points with an emphatic 5-1 win over Faithfold. A hat-trick from player-manager Richard Sacks, plus goals from Dean Schulberg and Paul Herszaft secured the points for Raiders, whilst Faithfold's scant consolation came from a Mark Klinger penalty.

Temple Fortune A moved off the bottom as they notched up their first-ever win in Masters football, with a 3-1 victory against EDRS, courtesy of goals from Graham Meyer, Robert Botkai and James Ryan. Nigel Conway replied for EDRS.

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Last 16 spot for FC Team

November 20, 2008

Three goals from Mitch Lassman eased FC Team into the last 16 of the London FA Cup after they disposed of Sloan 6-0.

Mitch Young's team bounced back from defeat against Arsenal Deaf the previous week with Lassman and striker partner Kieran Allen-Curry terrorising the Sloan defence.

With Rich Sternberg and Adam Rones dominating proceedings, Team's confidence came flooding back at the South Bank University pitch. Three-up inside 30 minutes, the visitors did not let up with Jonny Breger's threaded pass releasing Lassman who slotted home.

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Maccabi derby finishes honours even

November 20, 2008

A penalty from Laurence Myers helped Brady Maccabi A move to within two points of top spot as they drew 1-1 against London Maccabi Lions A in Division One. Adam Brand netted for Lions.

South Manx went third after claiming an impressive 6-2 victory over Glenthorne United A, courtesy of strikes from Mark Powell (2), Eric Elbaz, Gavin Jacobs, Darren Coon, and a 40-yarder from Ollie Olsen. Stewart Block and Faraharz Bozorgzad-Moghim replied.

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Neasden maintain winning habit

By Danny Caro and Craig Silver, November 20, 2008

Two goals apiece from Lee Cash and Lee Bibring helped North West Neasden A storm 13 points clear in the Premier Division as Redbridge Jewish Care became their ninth

victims of the league campaign. RJC's consolation came through a Daniel Howard penalty.

Fabio Revieccio was the match winner as Glenthorne United A surprised Bafana Bafana.

South Manx A surged five points clear in Division One after beating Hendon United B 4-1, thanks to doubles from Alon Hershkorn and Elliot Stern.

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