Football

Euro rivals ready to rumble at EMFT

June 10, 2014

Teams from across Europe will battle it out for silverware as the European Maccabi Football Trophy comes to London.

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Israel reach U19 Euro finals

By Simon Griver, June 9, 2014

Israel qualified for next month’s Uefa European under-19 Championships finals in Hungary with a 1-0 victory over Georgia.

Substitute Sagiv Jehezkel's fired a 69th minute winner to send the Israelis into the eight-team finals for the
first time ever.

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Benayoun rejoins Maccabi Haifa

By Simon Griver, June 9, 2014

Yossi Benayoun has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Haifa worth $1 million.

The 34-year-old Israeli midfielder left Haifa in 2002 for a European career with Racing Santander in Spain and then nine years in England from 2005 with West Ham, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and QPR.

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Young Lions feel the heat in Israel

June 6, 2014

London Maccabi Lions under-15's rounded off the season with a tour to Israel.

Manager Darren Dryer led the 11-player squad into an eight-team tournament at the American School in Even Yehuda.

The competition, organised each year by the Ben Dror family, is played in memory of former national team player Israel Ben Dror.

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Great escape

June 6, 2014

Aron Sharpe expressed delight after Wingate & Finchley were granted a reprieve from relegation.

The FA and the Ryman League confirmed that Wingate shall rejoin the Ryman Premier Division for season 2014/15 following the resignation of Worksop Town from the Northern Premier, which left one spare place at Step 3 which comes to the Blues as the highest ranked team on 'points-per-game'.

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Bring back Yossi, I'll pay his wages

By Simon Griver, June 6, 2014

Eyal Berkovic wants to bring Yossi Benayoun back to Israel and make him captain of Hapoel Tel Aviv.

Having recently taken over from Ran Ben Shimon, Berkovic has reportedly found a Hapoel supporter - a wealthy businessman who is based in the UK - who will donate $500,000 for Benayoun's salary for season 2014/15.

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Garcia back in business

By Simon Griver, June 6, 2014

Oscar Garcia has been appointed Maccabi Tel Aviv manager just 12 months after leaving the club that he led to the Ligat Ha'Al title.

Garcia replaces Paulo Sousa who recently took charge at Basle after guiding Maccabi to back-to-back titles.

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Danny Caro's Division 3 TOTS

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2014

A blend of youth and experience would see this XI come up trumps against many teams

1. GRANT WAISSEL (NL Raiders C) - excellent levels of concentrating as he led the division's meanest defence. A commanding presence, excellent kicker, good distribution, top reflexes and safe hands.

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Danny Caro's Division 2 TOTS

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2014

My top team from Division Two is awash with L'Orange and easter promise.

1. DAVID SIMNOCK (NL Raiders B) - Simmo's big-match experience proved crucial in a title-winning success. Made some big saves at crucial times and commanded his area.

2. RICHARD GOLD (Redbridge Jewish Care B) - "Very solid performer, capable of playing equally as well at left back or centre back".

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Danny Caro's Division 1 TOTS

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2014

There's simply no stopping this MGBSFL Division One master-class.

1. BEN ROSENTHAL (Woodford Wanderers) - "The best GK in all of MGBSFL," according to Tony Charles. " At 6ft 5in, Ben commands his penalty area with strong authority. A 'calming' influence on the rest of the team and always demanding the best from his defenders, Ben has continued to strike fear into any opposing player".

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