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Olim League 2013/14 season preview

    England FC hope Nicky Plotnek can lead them to double glory
    England FC hope Nicky Plotnek can lead them to double glory

    Excitement is building ahead of the start of the Olim Football League season. David Bernstein gives a low-down on the teams.

    RAANANA FC
    Manager: Moshe Freedman
    Home pitch: Kadima
    Captain: TBD
    Kit colour: White
    Previous trophies won: None
    League position 2012/13:
    Star players: Aviad Ben Meir , Omri
    Target for season: Win as many games as possible and have fun

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    MODIIN
    Managers: Jamie Lazarus and David Bruce
    Home pitch: Modiin, Shimshoni
    Captain: Shared around the team
    Kit colour: Green
    Previous trophies won: None
    League position 2012/13: 8th
    Players in: Lanre, Itai,
    Players out: None
    Star players: Omri
    Target for season: To win the lot

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    ENGLAND FC
    Managers: Terry Newman/Motti Colman
    Home pitch: Jaffa
    Captain: Tal Stern
    Kit Colour: Light blue
    Previous trophies won: league champions
    League Position 2012/13: 1
    Players in: Omri, Gabi, Alex (GK), Beja, Jonny Shelmo
    Players out: Josh Hantman
    Star players: Nick Plotnek
    Target for season: Double
    Sponsor: http://isramarin.com/

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    MS BAMBI
    Manager: Yoni Sarig
    Home pitch: Tel Aviv university
    Captain: Gadi Itzhak
    Kit colour: Black
    Star players: Ori Cabir, Ido Sacagiu, Aviv Zemer
    Target for season: Double

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    JERUSALEM
    Manager: Management team of David Preston, Raffy Wreschner and Danny Newman
    Home pitch: Hapoel Katamon, Tzomet Pat, Jerusalem
    Captain: Dan Kosky
    Kit colour: New Home Kit - Green - sponsored by http://www.101greatgoals.com; Away Kit - Yellow
    Previous trophies won: 2011/12 - Olim League Champions; 2012/13 - League Cup Winners
    League Position: 2012/13 - 4th
    Players in: Davied Raber, Zack Lewis, Gavriel Krieger, Yitzi Hill and Aron Luftig (unattached)
    Players out: Avi Korman (Hendon United A); Francisco Enrigue Salgado Jara (Real Jerusalem); Jose "Misa" (Real Jerusalem); Jason Lurie (USA)
    Star players: Moishe Lewis, Eli Warner, Akiva Zniemer
    Target for season: To win a trophy for the 3rd season in a row.

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    REAL JERUSALEM
    Manager: Francisco Salgado/Mario Gayán
    Home pitch: Modiin
    Captain: Mario Gayán - Jacky Duek
    Kit colour: White (H) / Blue (V)
    Players in: Francisco Salgado, Mario Gayán, Andrés Gayán, Martin Levi, Akiva Luján, Eli Ifrah, David Baruch, Misael Garcia, Rubén Navarro, Jacky Duek, Meni Duek, Alon Rachmin, Nati Hasson, Yotam Levi, Asael Levin, Simón Lior, Yosef Cohen, Abraham
    Star players: Mario Gayán, Jacky Duek, Meni Duek, Nati Hasson
    Target for season: Win the league or cup

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    ATHLETICO JERSUALEM
    Manager: Daniel Tarlow
    Home Pitch: Tzomet Pat, Jerusalem
    Captain: Carlos Mazzini
    Kit Colour: Black/Yellow
    Players in: Entire team
    Star players: Nati Fattel, Solomon, TJ, Carlos Mazzinni
    Target for season: To develop our team, mid table finish
    Sponsor: http://msaglobe.com/

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    JAFFA
    Manager: Simon Berkley
    Home Pitch:Jaffa
    Captain: Eyal Hoffman
    Kit Colour: Orange
    Previous trophies won: Cup 2011
    League position 2012/13: 2nd
    Players in: Eli Bachar, Leo Bronstein, Noam Zimran, Diego Alaluf
    Players out: Nic Schlagman, Diana Redman
    Star players: Daniel Berekley, Rani Madmon
    Target for season: Better last year's finish
    Sponsor: http://www.stayatmyplace.co.il/

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    ASHDOD
    Manager: Yoel Ohuna
    Home Pitch: Ashdod
    Kit Colour: Red
    League Position 2012/13: -5th
    Target for season: Cup

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