Dovi’s not a gamble. He’s a winner


There is something quite exciting about Dovi Fehler’s transition from big fish in a small pond to MGBSFL galactico.

Plucked from the depths of Division Three, he’s fresh, hungry and ready to make a name for himself in the top-flight.

No doubt some Hendon fans would’ve been fearing the worst when they heard that Yishai Last, Danny Kon, Yehuda Korman, Jacob Gold and Yoav Lebens departed. They needn’t have worried.

Some take longer than others to bed in, but the signs already look very promising for a player with only one season of 11-a-side football under his belt.

He models his game on Everton’s Ross Barkley and can definitely be the driving force behind a team looking to sweep the board once more.

* Big things are also expected from Oakwood hotshot David Woolman this season, according to Ric Blank. The Leeds-born predator impressed on duty for Team Maccabi GB at the EMFT in June and Blank believes his hard work over the summer will help the team challenge for silverware.
“Dave looks a totally different player,” said Blank. “He looks fit and confident. His touch is good, he works hard and he’s a nightmare to play against.”

* It’s not just the London teams that have strengthened. Of the trio of Jewish teams in the Manchester Accountants League’s top division, AFC Flixton have really flexed their muscles, with the acquisition of Leor Sidle, Mike Sacks, Adam Gilman, Oshri Amar, Marcus Oldsberg and Adam Stephens making them strong contenders to win the Peter Morrison.

But don’t tell joint-manager Stuart Delmonte who much prefers the role of underdog. Now bring on those mind game ...

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