Grant: Blame me if we go down

By Danny Caro, May 9, 2011

Avram Grant has admitted that he will take full responsibility if West Ham are relegated from the Premier Division.

The Israeli manager saw his team's hopes take another blow in the 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

Grant said: "The team's position is my responsibility. All the things that happen in the club are down to me.


JC MSFL Matchday 34 review

By Danny Caro, May 8, 2011

The Division Four title race will go down to the wire after Inter Borehamwood put nine past Los Blancos. Elsewhere, Faithfold C sealed third in Division Three after a Jonny Blain-inspired display against Catford & Bromley. Danny Caro looks back on the action on the penultimate weekend of the season.


Luzon: We have no favourite

By Simon Griver, May 6, 2011

Israel FA chairman Avi Luzon has declined to throw his public support behind Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.

Seeking a fourth term as president of football's world governing body, Blatter is being challenged by president of the Asian Football Confederation Mohammed Bin Hammam of Qatar. Israel's FA is one of 208 member associations who will choose between Blatter and Bin Hammam on June 1.


Kayal out for the season

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

Celtic's SPL title hopes have been hit after Biram Kayal was ruled out for the season.

The Israeli international has been one of the top performers for Neil Lennon's troops since joining last summer.

Kayal, 23, suffered a fractured wrist in Wednesday night's shock 3-2 defeat against Inverness. He was stretchered off late in the game.


Simons proud of his kids

By David Gold, May 5, 2011

Martin Simons' praised his young Manchester Maccabi 3rd side after they clinched the Joan Collins Premier Division title for the first time.

"I'm delighted that such a young team enjoyed such a successful season," Simons said.


Lenz keeps Inter focused

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

A goal from Adam Lenz kept alive Inter Borehamwood's title hopes as they edged past Shirley Park in Division Four.

North West Neasden C boosted their hopes of a top four finish by coming from 4-1 down to draw 5-5 against Los Blancos.


Stone praying for Football League survival

By Danny Caro, May 5, 2011

Struggling Barnet go in to their final match of the season knowing only a miracle can save them from the horror of relegation to the Conference league.

Even if they beat Port Vale on Saturday, their League 2 survival depends on others losing.

But Bees coach Michael Stone is not letting that get to his players.


JC MSFL Matchday 34 preview

By Danny Caro, May 4, 2011

The penultimate weekend of the season throws up some intriguing battles including what looks set to be a top-quality encounter between title-chasing Inter Borehamwood and Los Blancos. Danny Caro looks ahead to the action.



Lions reserves in seventh heaven

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

London Lions Reserves rounded off their Spartans Midland Reserve League Division Two campaign in impressive style, with a 7-2 victory against Tring Corinthians.

A much-changed side saw Declan Green make a season's debut in goal, with starts given to the returning Craig Ellis in midfield and to Harry Franks, fresh from securing a scholarship to study/ply his soccer skills in the US.


Lions frustrated with a draw

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2011

London Lions ended the season as they had began it - with a draw. Playing Sun Postal Sports, the Lions were down to the bare bones on a hot day and playing on a rock solid pitch, both sides went for the win but nether could find that elusive goal.

Lions have adapted well to life in their new surroundings with the draw ensuring a top half finish a feat the club can be very proud of.