Football

Blatter visit

October 30, 2008

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was in Israel this week to lay the foundation stone for the Israel FA's new National Football Centre at Shefayim near Tel Aviv.

The world football chief was complimentary about Israeli football and believes that the centre, which features training pitches and coaching facilities, will help it develop further.

"Dror Kashtan has done great work with your national team," Blatter said, "and it would be a marvellous achievement if you can reach the World Cup finals in South Africa."

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Kestenbaum up for his national service

By Danny Caro, October 30, 2008

Hendon United A manager Jonathan Kestenbaum has stepped down to concentrate on responsibilities as manager of the Great Britain Maccabiah open squad.

The move follows lengthy discussions with the Maccabiah football convenor Darryl Lee and the chairman David Pinnick.

One of the most highly respect and successful managers in the Jewish game, Kestenbaum said: "The Maccabiah Organising Committee have encouraged me to make this decision on the basis that the Games only comes round once every four years and needs total focus.

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Gaydamak gives Grant the cold shoulder

By Simon Griver, October 30, 2008

Avram Grant has been left out in the cold after his close friend Alexandre Gaydamak appointed Tony Adams as Portsmouth's new manager on Tuesday.

The Pompey owner was aware that the former Arsenal captain was a more popular appointment than the Israeli with the Fratton Park faithful and took a gamble on Adams as he desperately attempts to cut costs. The financial situation of the Gaydamak family has become critical.

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Queens dethrone Manchester

October 29, 2008

Eccles League Premier Division

Manchester Maccabi 1 Queensway Celtic 2

Maccabi lost their unbeaten league record but put in a very good performance and were unlucky to lose.

They went 1-0 down when Woolfe was hesitant in coming off his line and was easily beaten by Jones. Maccabi quickly conceded a second when Jones cut inside Loofe and neatly slotted home.

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MSFL reviews: week 7

October 28, 2008

PETER MORRISON TROPHY PRELIMINARY ROUND

CAMDEN SQUEEZE THROUGH

CAMDEN PARK 5 FAITHFOLD B 4

Two goals from Lee Levenson helped Camden win the all-Division One clash as they beat Faithfold in a nine-goal thriller.

Rick Harris, Michael Goldberg and Russell Greenfield were also on target as Justin Rockberger's troops squeezed through.

DC Prediction: CAMDEN PARK 2 FAITHFOLD B 1

 

JC MSFL PREMIER DIVISION

NEASDEN IN SEVENTH HEAVEN

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Oaks gun down Brixton

By Ric Blank, October 28, 2008

JC MSFL Div 1: Brixton Old Boys 1 Oakwood EDRS 3

An Oakwood side in second gear was too strong for Brixton on a wet and wintery Sunday in North London.

Starting brightly on a beautiful but small pitch, the Oaks knocked the ball around imperiously at times with Adam Levine magnificent throughout and Daniel Abrams back to his lively, intuitive best.

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Lions march on

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2008

Herts County League Premier Division: London Lions 2 Evergreen 0

A thoroughly professional and composed performance kept London Lions firmly on the heels of league leaders Codicote as they beat a decent Evergreen side 2-0 at the Lane.

With every player available for the first time this season and with no reserve team fixture, manager Tony Gold opted to choose a strong 16-man squad.

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Maccabi Masters League results

By Jeremy Silverstone, October 27, 2008

In the Maccabi Masters League, Division 1 pace-setters North London Raiders extended their lead with a 4-0 win over EDRS, thanks to goals from Ashley Davidson, Richard Sacks, Paul Herszaft and Kevin Lotzof.

Meanwhile Glenthorne A edged into second place with a last minute win over Faithfold. Despite Russell Rich netting from the spot for Faithfold, goals from Eliot Mullish and Paul Shamplina earned the points for Glenthorne.

The top three in Division 2 all won to open up a gap on the chasing pack.

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Neasden give a lesson in clinical finishing.

October 27, 2008

JC MSFL Division Two: NW Neasden C 7 FC Heath 1

If last week was a display of wasteful finishing, this week was a lesson in clinical finishing.

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Maccabites overturn Zionists

October 27, 2008

JC MSFL Division Two: Holy Mount Zion 1 London Maccabi Lions C 2

Lions C came from a goal down to maintain their grip on the Division Two title race.

A well contested game was played at Gibbons Rec on a soggy Sunday morning. The match started brightly with both teams contesting the ball while trying to knock it about with purpose.

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