James Masters

We'll be stronger for Republic, says Sharpe

By James Masters, October 18, 2011

Sporting JLGB boss Gavin Sharpe insists his side will be back at full strength for their Harold Feldman Trophy clash with Republic of Mancunia 1st on Sunday.

Danny Jacobs, Moshe Hasid and Jonny Davies all missed the weekend's 4-0 defeat by Hyde Park Rovers but are set to be included for the upcoming clash.

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We won't underestimate Crumpsall, says Leeds manager

By James Masters, October 18, 2011

Alex Ullmann is determined to use Crumpsall’s sensational defeat of champions Manchester Maccabi 3rd as the blueprint for his success.

Leeds Maccabi 3rd boss Ullmann was blown away by Crumpsall’s stunning victory after Zevi Saunders’ side claimed their first win of the campaign.

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It's good to talk, says Domb

By James Masters, October 18, 2011

David Domb has revealed an emotional heart to heart chat with his Hyde Park players has got his team back on track in the MJSL.

Domb was left stunned as his side conceded a late equaliser in last Wednesday’s student derby against Oakhill as they dropped two crucial points in their chase for the title.

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Maynard is the one to watch, says Gothelf

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Zack Gothelf has warned Hyde Park Rovers to expect a titanic tussle in part two of the epic student derby encounter.

The MJSL rivals were involved in a pulsating 2-2 draw last Wednesday and will go head-to-head once again at Frederick Road just seven days after their last meeting.

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Yaffe is a class act, says Collins

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Marc Yaffe marked his return to action in style by firing a hat-trick as South Manchester 2nd came from behind to defeat Leeds Maccabi 3rd.

The striker, who has been out injured since May, recently completed 30 minutes for the first team before completing the full 90 for Neil Collins’ side on Sunday.

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Faltering Leeds 2nd slip up again

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Leeds Sunday Alliance Division One
Porto FC 5 Leeds Maccabi 2nd 3

Leeds Maccabi 2nd succumbed to yet another painful defeat as they threw away a golden opportunity to break their duck in the Sunday Alliance Division One.

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Red-hot Haroldeans will be rewarded, says Gee

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Ivan Gee is ready to spice things up at Haroldeans after revealing he will treat his stars to curry and a pint after their stunning start to the season.

The Mersysiders have won all seven of their league games this term and sit seven points top of the MJSL after defeating Republic of Mancunia 2nd 5-0 on Sunday.

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Delmonte 'relieved' with Morrison progress

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

PETER MORRISON TROPHY (NORTHERN SECTION) ROUND ONE
OAKHILL LIONS 0 MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st 3

Stuart Delmonte cut a relieved figure after his Manchester Maccabi 1st side escaped a potential banana skin in the opening round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

The holders were given a rough ride by Oakhill Lions before setting up a clash with Republic of Mancunia 1st next month.

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Players fulfilled commandment of being happy, says Saunders

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Zevi Saunders revealed his inspirational teamtalk was the key behind Crumpsall’s sensational 5-2 shock victory over reigning champions Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Crumpsall had lost all six of their previous league games and had managed just four goals in that time before their exploits against Maccabi.

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MJSL round-up: October 16

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Crumpsall sent shockwaves through the MJSL after claiming a stunning 5-2 win against reigning champions Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Zevi Saunders’ side, who had lost all six games ahead of their trip to Brooklands, turned the formbook on its head as they produced their best performances for years.

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Northern Team of the Week nominees - October 16

By James Masters, October 17, 2011

Here are the nominations for the JC's Northern Team of the Week following the latest round of fixtures.

The Contenders:

Goalkeepers:
Jacob Shapiro (Oakhill)
Conor Rabett (South Manchester 1st)

Defenders:
Aaron Englander (Sporting)
Johnny Lewis (Republic of Mancunia 1st)
Aaron Black (Crumpsall)
Alex Goodman (Oakhill)
Sam Cramer (Oakhill)

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Blackston: MJSL better than ever

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Republic of Mancunia 1st boss Les Blackston believes the MJSL is better than ever after witnessing a revival in northern Jewish football.

Blackston, whose side are eight points off leaders Haroldeans, is adamant the quality of the younger players in the league has had a huge impact on the entire competition.

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We must do better, says Ullmann

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Alex Ullmann has urged his Leeds side to bounce back following their nightmare derby defeat by Hyde Park.

Having held reigning champions Manchester Maccabi 3rd to a creditable 1-1 draw a fortnight ago, Leeds produced a dismal display and were smashed for six as Rovers ran riot.

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Sunday is payback time, says Sporting boss Sharpe

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Sporting JLGB boss Gavin Sharpe has challenged his players to come out fighting after a lacklustre display against struggling Crumpsall.

Despite sneaking a 3-2 victory, Sharpe was unimpressed with his team’s performance and was left seething at aspects of the performance.

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The kids will do us proud, says Bentwood

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Steve Bentwood is ready to unleash his kids on Crumpsall after revealing his golden oldies have all been ruled out of Sunday’s MJSL clash.

Sheldon Lee, Marc Magid and Mark Sheldon will also miss the game at Brooklands, while Kyle Bentwood has returned to London following a cameo appearance last weekend.

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Levy: It's win or bust on super Sunday

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Republic of Mancunia 2nd boss Paul Levy is expecting a titanic tussle with league leaders Haroldeans on Sunday.

Levy is back in the routine after jetting home from a romantic honeymoon in Spain and is now plotting to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Merseysiders.

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Gary's great escape

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Gary Stewart says he was left shocked and stunned after coming within millimetres of losing his sight.

The South Manchester 2nd goalkeeper suffered a horrific facial injury after being kicked just above his left eye during the 4-1 defeat by Haroldeans.

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Northern Team of the Week - October 9

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Connor Rabbet (South Manchester 1st)

Johnny Lewis (Republic of Mancunia 1st)

Loz Newman (South Manchester 1st)

Kyle Bentwood (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

Samuel Fulda (Broughton JWAM)

Marc Parry (South Manchester 1st)

Jake Bentwood (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

Adam Green (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

Frenchie Freedman (Crumpsall)

Jonny Quinn (Manchester Maccabi 1st) STAR MAN

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Oaks ready for Rovers return

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Zack Gothelf has vowed to put his friendship with Hyde Park Rovers boss David Domb on hold when Oakhill face their Yorkshire rivals in Manchester on Wednesday.

The Lions manager revealed he and Domb have been good friends for the past five years and are regularly in contact over their side’s MJSL progress.

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Gothelf: We can KO Morrison holders

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Zack Gothelf has set his sights on claiming the prize scalp of Peter Morrison Trophy holders Manchester Maccabi 1st after claiming: “We can do it.”

The Oakhill boss is confident his men can pull off a stunning shock and dump Maccabi 1st out in the opening round of the competition.

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