Danny Caro

MSFL Season Preview: Division Four

By Danny Caro, August 18, 2011

Six new teams have joined the Maccabi League for season 2011/12. Here we get the low-down on the 10 participating teams in Division Four.

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Pre-season friendlies round-up

By Danny Caro, August 16, 2011

Find out how MSFL teams have been preparing for the new season.

Sunday, August 28

Faithfold A 2 Montana Boca United 2
Strikes from new signing Simon Lindell and Gary Cohen saw Montana finish on level terms with Faithfold at the Hive.

Mike Pearson bagged a brace for Faithfold.

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Gold: Lions must improve

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2011

London Lions start their Spartan South Midlands League season against London Colney this weekend.

Ahead of the match, we spoke to manager Tony Gold to get his thoughts on how the squad is shaping up.

What are your expectations of the team in the second season in the South Midlands League?

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Israel almost off the map in the Premiership

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2011

It wasn't so long ago that the Premiership had a number of top Israeli players.

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The new season: Premier Division preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are three new teams in the top-flight this season with Brady Maccabi making a welcome return, along with newcomers North London Raiders B, last season's Division One champions, and FC Team A. Can they overcome the big boys? Only time will tell ...

BRADY MACCABI A

Competitions entered: Morrison, Anekstein and, of course, our chance to shine in the premiership

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The new season: Division 1 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are 10 teams, once again, in Division One this season. The incentive is that three climbed into the Premier Division in May so it could come down to survival of the fittest. Watch out for Chigwell Athletic in their new JC-sponsored kit.

BRIXTON OLD BOYS A

Competitions entered: the two Jewish cups and the Sunday FA Cup.

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The new season: Division 2 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

There are two Faithfold teams in Division Two but it's hard to look past Glenthorne United A, last season's Division Three champions, in terms of title talk this season.

CAMDEN PARK

Competitions entered: Division 2 and both cups

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The new season: Division 3 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

Division Three looks open of the most open with 10 teams vying for a top two finish. Check out all the runners and riders here.

BLIZZARD STORM

Competitions entered: We have entered all competitions – league, Peter Morrison Trophy and Cyril Anekstein Cup

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The new season: Division 4 preview

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

Six new teams have joined the Maccabi League for season 2011/12. Here we get the low-down on the 10 participating teams in Division Four.

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ATHLETIC BILBAUM

Competitions entered: MSFL Division 4 and Cyril Anekstein Cup (I think, whichever one doesn’t run the risk of having to leave London!)

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A club-by-club guide to the MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2011

The new MSFL season starts on September 4. You can glance through all the facts and figures about how teams are warming-up for the new season.

JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP DRAW

WEEK ONE FIXTURES

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Salford Jewish go down fighting

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

A battling performance from Salford Jewish was not enough to save them from defeat against West Didsbury.

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Lions mauled in Charity Shield

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

London Lions suffered a huge reality check a week before the season starts with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Berkhamsted in the Herts Charity Cup.

Lions manager Tony Gold was without six regular first team players through injury, illness and holiday. In fact at one point the game was close to being forfeited as Lions only had eleven men with no subs.

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South Manchester retain NJCL T20 title

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

South Manchester edged past Salford to retain the NJCL T20 title in a close fought encounter.

Salford won the toss and elected to bat in damp conditions but tight bowling from brothers Akiva and Huddy Lieberman kept the scoring down. In fact Salford only managed 11 runs off the first five overs as the bowlers were on top.

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MAL 2nd edged out by Crouch End

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MAL 2nd went down by 22 runs in a well-contested friendly against Crouch End.

Michael Klinger, on his first outing as captain for MAL 2nd, lost the toss and was asked to field by the opposition captain Felix Middleton, who according to the reporter is no relation to Kate.

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Cricket scoreboard - August 7

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

MIDDLESEX SUNDAY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
MAL 195-6 (40 overs) Grant Pakter 70, Yoav Lebens 34
SKLP 184-9 (40 overs) Yoav Lebens 3-42
MAL won by 11 runs
SEE MATCH REPORT

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GREATER MANCHESTER AMATEUR LEAGUE

West Didsbury 230-8

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Title within touching distance for MAL

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2011

The destiny of this season's Middlesex Sunday League Division Two title lies in the hands of MAL after they claimed a nail-biting 11-run victory over title rivals SKLP in Northolt on Sunday.

MAL battled to a hard-fought victory despite persistent light rain for most of the day with the odd heavy shower. The game went ahead and even finished under sunny skies.

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Heath Banta withdraws from MSFL

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

With less than a month to the start of the new MSFL season, Heath Banta have withdrawn from the league – leaving it with 50 teams.

Ben Nathan, manager of the Division Three team, informed league chairman David Wolff of his decision last night.

Nathan said: "Unfortunately, we have come to the conclusion that we are not going to be able to field a team for the season.

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Haifa face Genk in Euro tie

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2011

Maccabi Haifa will play Genk over two legs to earn a place in the group phase of this season's Champions League.

Having claimed a 3-2 aggregate win over Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night, Haifa must now overcome a team that beat Partizan in the third qualifying round in the playoff round.

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Haifa reach Champions League knockout round

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

A first-half strike from Idan Vered enabled Maccabi Haifa to book a place in Friday's Champions League Knockout round as they beat Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday night.

Leading 2-1 from the first leg in Israel, Haifa took only 10 minutes to extend their advantage when Vered found the net in the third qualifying round second leg.

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Hendon's new "Rolls Royce" could drive them to the top

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

The new MSFL season is gearing up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. There have been some interesting moves in the transfer market with Hendon United Sports Club this week raising the ante with the signing of GB gold medal star Ben Lauffer.

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