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JC MSFL Matchday 16 preview

By Danny Caro, December 15, 2010

Matchday 16 of the JC MSFL season throws up a monster pairing as Faithfold A take on London Maccabi Lions A, with striker Mike Pearson up against his former teammates just 10 days after moving.

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Five-star Lions demolish champions

By Danny Caro, December 15, 2010

Two goals from Lee Bibring helped the Lions earn one of the results of the day as they overpowered defending champions Neasden at The Hive. Further efforts from Jordan Marks, James Stanley and Ben Joseph completed the rout.

On a cold December morning, the two most successful clubs in Jewish football over the last decade took to the pitch to once again do battle in a fixture that has produced some of the best and most intense football seen in the MSFL in recent memory.

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New opponent for Salita

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Dmitriy Salita has a new opponent for this week's fight at New York's Roseland Ballroom after Mike Anchondo withdrew from their IBA welterweight title clash through illness.

Veteran James Wayka, a 32-year-old from Minnesota, has an unremarkable record of 16 wins from 26 fights and the status of the fight has not yet been resolved.

It was originally scheduled for eight rounds but the Salita camp are hoping the IBA will upgrade it to championship status so the he can still contest the organisation's vacant 147lb title.

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Maccabi GB names EMG futsal squad

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Jonny Cohen, manager of the Maccabi GB Open futsal squad, is targeting a medal after naming the squad for next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Under Cohen, MGB have competed a the two Maccabi European Futsal Trophies in Madrid and Torremolinos as well as last year’s Maccabiah Games in Israel. He believes that the nine-man squad has the best possible chance of bringing home silverware.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

South Mancs A upset the form book with a 4-3 win over title favourites Brady Maccabi A in the Maccabi Masters League Division One.

Brady’s goals came from David Rose, Mark Wagman (pen) and an own goal, but Joel Nathan (2), Paul Herszaft and Ilan Cohen consigned Brady to their first defeat of the season.

Elsewhere, Glenthorne United A thumped Hendon Harriers 4-1, with goals from Jason Levy (2), Greg Morris and Paul van Gelder. Glenthorne old boy Fara Moghim grabbed a consolation for the Harriers.

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JC Olim League Week 10 review

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Full from the Chanukah doughnuts it was back to football for the Olim League in Israel, and, with the worst storm to hit Israel in 10 years beckoning, all eyes were on the weather.

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Gai Assulin signs for Manchester City

By Danny Caro, December 14, 2010

Manchester City have signed Israeli teenager Gai Assulin on a two and a half year contract.

Assulin, 19, was released by Barcelona last summer and penned a deal after convincing City officials that he has returned to fitness following a knee injury.

“I heard a lot about City,” said Assulin, “and as soon as I saw the club I wanted to stay.”

The attacking midfielder, dubbed the next Lionel Messi, holds the record as the youngest ever player to represent Israel at 16.

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Montana B folds

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

Montana United B have withdrawn from the JC MSFL with immediate effect.

Managed by Nick Goodmaker, Montana had failed to win their last five league matches in Division Two.

A statement from the club read: "It is with regret that I need to formally advise you of the fact that Montana Boca United B was forced to fold last week. It is not a decision that myself and (chairman) Raymond Harrod have taken lightly - we have sought a solution for a number of weeks now and after fielding a side of only nine players a few weeks back have decided there is no other alternative.

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Neasden A vs Lions A

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

Two goals from Lee Bibring helped the Lions earn one of the results of the day as they overpowered defending champions Neasden at The Hive.

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Faithfold A vs Neasden B

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

New signing Michael Pearson netted a debut goal and David Lederman was also on target as Faithfold A climbed back into the top three following a hard-earned derby win over Neasden B at The Hive. The big match action is captured by Marc Morris.

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Faithfold C vs Real Life

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

Hat-tricks from Simon Beresford and new signing Jonny Blain helped title chasing Faithfold register a perfect 10 as they out-classed Real Life at The Hive. Marc Morris captured the pick of the action.

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UJIA vs Zig Zag

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2010

Zig Zag were left to rue a missed last-minute penalty as UJIA completed an early season league double at The Hive with goals from Ben Sokel and Tony Plaskow, whose strike four minutes from time settle this JC MSFL Division Three contest. Here are some of the key moments. Photos by Marc Morris.

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JC MSFL Matchday 15 review

By Danny Caro, December 12, 2010

Faithfold new boy Mike Pearson scored on debut against Neasden B. Elsewhere in the Premier Division, leaders Hendon United Sports Club A edged past North London Raiders A while Lions A claimed one of the results of the day, thumping defending champions Neasden A 5-0.

Email scorers, match reports, team/goal/save of the week nominations plus club gossip and transfer news to dcaro@thejc.com

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The great EMG debate

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

Following the announcement of Maccabi GB's 18-man squad for next summer's European Maccabi Games in Vienna, we spoke to managers north and south to get their thoughts on the delegation and selection process.

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Maccabi GB Open football squad

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

We meet and greet the Maccabi GB Open Football squad that will be challenging for silverware in Vienna next year.

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Euro squad is the strongest yet, but is it missing the point?

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

Ben Winston's European Maccabi Games squad is very strong. Of that there is no doubt. Too strong? Quite possibly. Maccabiah standard, some might say. But as is often the case, there is an argument that this competition should be for boys who ply their trade in the Maccabi League, both north and south, week in, week out. Otherwise, the usual suspects will continue to be selected for the big competitions.

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Avram 'on for another five years'

By Danny Caro, December 9, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: David Gold, co-owner of West Ham, wants manager Avram Grant to build a legacy at Upton Park.

The Hammers returned to the foot of the table after the 1-0 defeat against Sunderland but Gold says that both he and David Sullivan will give the Israeli time to put things right.

Grant is the bookies' favourite to be the next Premier League manager to get sacked but Gold is keen to keep faith in the former Chelsea boss.

"Historically, David Sullivan and I support our managers. I've employed more than 60 inside and outside football and am pretty good at it.

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JC MSFL Matchday 15 preview

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Week 15 of the JC MSFL season throws up a mouth-watering contest in the Premier where leaders Hendon United Sports Club A take on North London Raiders A.

Email team news to dcaro@thejc.com

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EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES ROUND-UP

WINSTON NAMES 18-MAN EURO SQUAD

MANCHESTER TEAMS UP IN ARMS

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Late goal ends Hapoel’s Europa League hopes

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2010

Eli Guttman, manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, praised his team after they came within two minutes of reaching the Europa League before their hopes were crushed by a late equaliser in Lyon.

Goals from Ben Sahar and a stunning over-head kick from Eran Zahavi had seen Hapoel come from behind to lead 2-1 against the former Champions League semi-finalists in this gripping Group B contest. But an 88th minute effort from Alexandre Lacazette meant that the Reds finished bottom of the group with Benfica progressing to the Europa League as third-place finishers.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, December 7, 2010

Ra’anana climbed joint-top of the JC Olim League after completing a 5-3 victory over Aviv City.

In the weekend’s only match, City, who went into the game without a win, started faster and more positively. They came out of the blocks well, forcing a couple of fine saves from keeper Robin Burkeman Ra’aana.

It was City who made the breakthrough after 10 minutes. A great move and Daniel Rahamin set up Ben Nassim who fired home from an acute angle – the first time that City have led a game.

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