Danny Caro

Dein shocked by World Cup verdict

By Danny Caro, December 3, 2010

David Dein, the International President of England's 2018 World Cup bid, was left dumb-founded after FIFA awarded the competition to Russia.

The former FA and Arsenal vice-chairman claims that the bid was not helped by “elements” in the country who were thought to be against the football governing body.

It is believed that he was referring to the BBC's Panorama programme on Monday, which alleged members of FIFA are corrupt.

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JC MSFL Matchday 14 preview

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Welcome to the first weekend preview on the new-look JC MSFL website. All your favourite features are still here including galleries and video highlights, and the good news is that the font is bigger and better than before so you will have no problems reading reports, preview and reviews. We hope you like.

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PETER MORRISON TROPHY ROUND THREE

FC TEAM B vs SOUTHGATE HARMEN A
Division Two strugglers FC Team B welcome Premier Division Harmen in a game where anything other than an emphatic win for the visitors looks highly unlikely.

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Grant delighted by 4-0 win over Man Utd

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2010

Avram Grant, the West Ham manager, described last night’s 4-0 demolition of Manchester United as “unforgettable” as the Premiership strugglers booked their place in the semi-finals of the Carling Cup.

Grant, who led Portsmouth to the FA Cup final last season, has been under growing pressure with the Hammers rooted to the foot of the league table.

But strikes from Jonathan Spector (2) and Carlton Cole (2) eased the tension and completed a memorable victory over the holders.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Strikes from Laurence Myers, Laurence Beck and Mark Wagman took Brady Maccabi three points clear at the top of the table after they beat Faithfold 3-0 in Division One.

Mark Rose and Pete Sugarman exchanged goals as South Mancs B drew with Brady B.

Temple Fortune and Ashlodge played out a goalless draw.

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JC Olim review

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

England FC moved to within two points of leaders Jaffa FC after winning the top-of-the-table derby clash 2-0.

A well fought contest, which even drew a small crowd on the sideline, featured a high tempo start with both teams were fighting for every challenge. The game was on a knife edge until the 60th minute when Yaron Galinsky pounced from close range from a Lewis Kaye free kick to release the tension.

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Double delight for Hendon United

By Danny Caro, November 30, 2010

Hendon United Sports Club A are toasting a win double after they scooped the JC MSFL November awards for Player and Manager of the Month.

Unsung hero Ben Kon wins the top player award. He gets the nod ahead of Greg Corin with Yishai Last and Dovid Korman also coming in for special praise.

Kon currently stands on six goals this season. He bagged braces against London Maccabi Lions A and B and grabbed another against Southgate Harmen A.

Manager David Garbacz has really come into his own in November, with the team playing scintillating football and scoring lots of goals.

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A postcard for Roman is better than a taxi for Roman

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

There has been talk of a crisis at Chelsea this week following three defeats out of four in the Premiership for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

The pressure was lifted, a little, after Tuesday’s Champions League victory. Sandwiched in the middle was the controversial departure of assistant-manager Ray Wilkins.

Despite being one of the most influential people in football, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is impossible to get hold of. Perhaps this postcard will receive a response.

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Raiders B vs Lions A

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

Cup holders London Maccabi Lions A came from behind to beat Division One leaders North London Raiders A in a five-goal thriller in Uxbridge. Here are some of the key moments. Photos: Marc Morris

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Stanley sticks the knife into Raiders

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

A brilliantly strike from James Stanley ensured than an injury-hit London Maccabi Lions A made it through to round four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following an absorbing five-goal contest in Uxbridge.

Lions were ahead inside the first 10 minutes when a defence-splitting pass from Stanley saw Lee Bibring run in on goal from his starting position on the left before coolly taking the ball wide of goalkeeper David Simnock for a simple tap-in.

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Stanley sticks the knife into Raiders

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2010

A brilliantly taken goal from James Stanley ensured than an injury-hit London Maccabi Lions A made it through to round four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following an absorbing five-goal contest in Uxbridge.

Lions were ahead inside the first 10 minutes when a defence-splitting pass from Ben Joseph saw Lee Bibring run in on goal from his starting position on the left before coolly taking the ball wide of goalkeeper David Simnock for a simple tap-in.

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Berg names 22-man squad for Rep Team opener

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2010

Danny Berg, the JC MSFL Rep Team manager, has named a 22–man squad for Tuesday night’s London Inter-League Cup opener against the Turkish Community Football Federation at Wingate & Finchley.

Having appointed Faithfold’s Alex Levack as his captain, Berg said: “We’ve won this competition before so there’s no reason why we can’t do it again.”

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Berg names 22-man Rep Team squad

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2010

Danny Berg, the JC MSFL Rep Team manager, has named a 22–man squad for Tuesday night’s London Inter-League Cup opener against the Turkish Community Football Federation at Wingate & Finchley.

Having appointed Faithfold’s Alex Levack as his captain, Berg said: “We’ve won this competition before so there’s no reason why we can’t do it again.”

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Hapoel’s first Champions League win delights manager Guttman

By Danny Caro, November 25, 2010

Eli Guttman, manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, praised his team after they claimed a first ever Champions League group stage win with a remarkable 3-0 victory against two-time European Cup winners Benfica.

Two goals from Eran Zahavi and one from Brazilian defender Douglas da Silva capped a disciplined performance from the Israeli champions who were forced to defend for long spells at the Bloomfield Stadium.

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JC Olim League review

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2010

New boys Netanya stunned Jerusalem, last year’s runners-up, into submission with a 6-3 victory in the JC Olim League.

After two last minute goals in their first two games condemned the Seasiders to defeats, Netanya bounced back with a solid performance.

Jerusalem took an early lead when David Preston tucked home an excellent cross from David Zachon.

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Maccabi GB names EMG junior football squad

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

EMG Maccabi GB will send an 18-man junior football squad to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna next July.

Managed by Joel Nathan, the squad has been whittled down from 70 applications nationwide.

Nathan said: “I have chosen the best 18 Maccabi affiliated footballers. The squad has been chosen based on its balance and flexibility with the ultimate goal of bringing home the gold medal.

"However just as important is for the squad to understand and be a part of the whole cultural and educational experience that will also be a major part of the games."

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Classy Cantor steers South through

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

South Manchester 1st bounced back from their Morrison defeat to progress to the Handicup quarter finals.

The competition format where Premier plays First Division, in the opening round, gives the lower division side a two goal start, and so It was against previously unbeaten Division one leaders Iraq FC that South found themselves 2-0 down from the start.

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Three cheers for Crumpsall

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

Crumpsall claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory in the basement battle against Westdene 2nd to climb above Oakhill in the Joan Collins Premier Division.

Ben Kayzer and Ben Burton dominated proceedings for Crumpsall’s, controlling the midfield and ensuring that the home side were unable to impose themselves on the game.

It was no surprise when Crumpsall capitalised on a poor clearance from Dan Caplan as they had an effort cleared off the line before Shiran Kramer picked up on the loose ball to score from a tight angle.

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It’s unlucky 13 for London Lions

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

London Lions saw their 13-match unbeaten run halted after they went down 2-0 at AFC Dunstable in the South Midlands League Division One.

Missing three key players in Guy Morris, Rob Glass and Matt Stock, who have been influential in recent weeks, Lions struggled defensively but oddly still created a handful of opportunities to take something from the game.

As it was they were punished for a lack of focus as AFC Dunstable completed a league double over their visitors.

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Lions reserves arrest Met Police

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

A five-goal second half show helped London Lions Reserves march into the next round of the Herts Intermediate Cup as they overcame Met Police Bushey 6-1.

After a defeat and two draws, the Reserves got back to winning ways against their old rivals, running riot in the second half without reply.

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Dein tells England fans to ‘Back the Bid’

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

David Dein, England's World Cup 2018 international president has urged the British public to get behind the nation’s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

The former Arsenal vice-chairman is concerned that there could be a backlash against the bid from FIFA members unhappy with the British media

Dein said: "We are at a critical time. Everybody is working full out to try to get the World Cup back to England.

“We've got to concentrate on one thing and one thing only - to give it our best shot.”

He believes that the bid was still on track despite the media furore.

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