Reich Insurance off to a flying start under Rosenberg and Delmonte


Tony Rosenberg is out to transform Reich Insurance Rangers from perennial strugglers to title contenders in the MJSL.

Rosenberg and joint manager Stuart Delmonte return to the league after a four-year stay with AFC Flixton.

The management duo have taken the likes of Dan Garmen and Adam Tauber with them.

Rosenberg, who kicks off life with Reich with a thrilling 3-2 victory Maccabi Manchester Blue on Sunday, said: "It's a new and the players are getting to know us and we are getting to know them.

"It's not our club. We are not taking over the team but looking to progress a good and well run club.

"We thought it was the right club for us. There were a few options but his was the best for us."

Reich have taken five players from Flixton in total and will be trained by former Football League striker Danny Nardeillo.

Rosenberg added: "We were delighted to hit the ground running.

"The aim is to always win the league. Why shouldn't we set the bar high?"

There is also a new name at HAROLDEANS with Mike Bloomberg taking the reigns at the Liverpool-based clubs.

But there remains some uncertainty over who will be taking charge of defending champions OAKHILL LIONS after Daniel Rabinowitz stood down.

LEEDS MACCABI, who were pipped by the student side last season, will fancy reclaiming the title they lost this season.

Jamie Warner's men will once again be among the front-runners.

Last season's bottom placed side South Manchester Sports Club 3rd were defeated 9-5 by Maccabi Manchester Yellow in the only other weekend game.

Anton Radiven, who led the Yellows to third place last season, knows he has his work cut out to mastermind a repeat.

He said: "I think we caught some teams cold. But we were organised where our blend of young and old players bore fruit.

"We we hopeful of another strong season."

Midweek fixtures on 3G artificial surfaces will be introduced full-time to take the pressure away on small squads from facing a fixture backlog when the weather deteriorates.

But that has not failed to stop Heaton Park Rovers from opting out.

HPR struggled with numbers last term but there will still be nine teams with the formation of PRESTFIELD.

Zac Marks leads the new club and he has ambitious plans.

He said: "We want to win the league. That's what every team sets out to do but we think it's a realistic target.

"Our players have experience of paying at this level."

SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 2nd lifted Harold Feldman Trophy and Tony Cohen Cup last term but need consistently to challenge for league honours.

Boss Marc Magid said: "The two cup wins will boost our confidence.

"But it's about transforming that momentum into our league form."


Oakhill Lions
Manager: TBA
Last season: Champions
Key man: Osher Landes
Prospects: Always start the new season playing catch-up and real uncertainty over their future following next manager following Dan Rabinowitz's exit has left question marks over whether they will be in a position to defend their crown.

Manager: Jamie Warner
Last season: Runners-up
Key man: Rob Selwyn
Prospects: Will want their MJSL crown back. Leeds have had it their own way in recent times but a wake-up all by Oakhill could spark the Yorkshireman back into life

Manager: Anton Radiven
Key man: Kai Gibson
Last season: Third
Prospects: Surprised many last term. Will look to build on that with the addition of Oakhill goalkeeper Sam Franks and teen Gibson among their eye-catching acquisitions

Manager: Mike Bloomberg
Last season: Fourth
Key man: Jonny Harris
Prospects: Always consistent performers. And with an old head in Bloomberg has taken the reigns, the Merseysiders will fancy another tilt at the top.

Manager: Marc Magid
Last season: Fifth
Key man: Felix Shallom
Prospects: Magid will be aiming to work his magic in the league. Won the Harold Feldman Trophy and Tony Cohen Cup but the loss of Jason Deach is a blow in their bid to challenge for league honours.

Manager: Jonny Rose
Last season: Sixth
Key man: Charlie Simpson
Prospects: If they continue where they finished off then they will on course for a strong season. Will take heart from their Shonn Trophy triumph but a mid-table finish beckons

Manager: Stuart Delmonte/Tony Rosenberg
Last season: Seventh
Key man: Adam Tauber
Prospects: Could be dark horses for the title. The experienced management duo of Delmonte and Rosenberg have pedigree and will be boosted by a likes of Dan Garnen and Adam Tauber following them from AFC Flixton

Manager: Zac Marks
Last season: N/A
Key Man: Jason Deach
Prospects: New team on the block will be an unknown quantity. Marks will take the team and will be assisted by Jarod Cohen. But with MJSL experience in Marcus Buchanan, Michael Donn and Deach they could spring a surprise along the way

Manager: Mike Herz
Last season: Bottom
Key Man: Yoel Levy
Prospects: The only way is up at after last season's wooden spoon. Player recruitment will once again be key if they are to climb

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