Bully boy tactics will never work
SOME PEOPLE BELIEVED it was only a matter of time before Hampden Square ran into trouble. They have played six, won six but made few friends. Complaints from three of their opponents over their conduct has put the league in an awkward position but I commend the decision to suspend their fixtures until the case is heard at an MSFL committee meeting on November 12. It’s time to name and shame as there is no place for bully boy tactics in the league. I hope they can pick out the bad eggs.
The latest father-and-son team to hit Jewish football features ex-England European Maccabi Games veteran winger Graeme Warner and Lee playing for Manchester Maccabi 2nd in the Manchester Accountant League. Admittedly, Graeme is not as speedy at 49, but he can certainly teach his 16-year-old boy a thing or two.
“As we are both left-footed and Lee is a full back, we have a great understanding on the pitch, as long as I remain injury -free,” said Graeme, who will later this month take penalties at Manchester City for Children in Need.
London Maccabi Lions have unveiled Leigh Perl and Thomas Nikolopulos as joint managers of the Watford Friendly League Under 12 team.
The senior squad have added to their foreign legion with Maccabi Gibraltar star JJ Ramos joining the likes of Spaniard Brian Estiz at Rowley Lane. Hendon United A hotshot Saul Conway is my player of the month for October after hitting double figures.
He scored two hat-tricks and, broken down features six over two games against Oakwood EDRS A, three against Redbridge Jewish Care A and one against Bafana Bafana. He held off a four-way assault from Chigwell Athletic’s Steve Summers, Dean Ben Yosef, Greg Bookman and Daniel Gordon.
The Essex club could not be ignored for the top boss award with A team manager Russell Brill pipping B team’s Russell Green and Hendon United A’s Jonathan Kestenbaum to the accolade. Brill has given Chigwell A a sense of professionalism. His tactics and preparation are second to none.
Brill’s mettle will be tested over the next fortnight with a double-header in cup and league against London Macca- bi Lions A. He singled out Daniel Castle and Danny Sugarman for eye-catching performances in the 3-0 win over Faithfold A on Sunday and labelled the latter “an indispensable”.
Having signed former Wingate & Finchley captain Guy Morris in the past few days, Brill revealed: “The matches against Lions will really show how far we have progressed as a team this season.”
South Mancunians striker Richard Fogelman, aka Schnitzelman, has been offered an incentive not to play in Sunday’s Division Five clash against FC Marylebone. At the start of the season Fogelman agreed a schnitzel per goal incentive.
The striker has scored 16 goals so far this term but starting the mind games early, Marylebone player-manager Jonathan Davody has offered him a schnitzel and lemonade for a no-show.
Glenthorne United boss Ian Cohen is demanding a return to action for JC reporter Daniel Lassman who recently retired due to persistent injury problems.
Southgate Harmen A player-manager Jonathan Hirshler wins my award for quote of the week. Responding to Jon Morris’ winner against Montana Boca United A, he quipped: “No one knows what he was doing 50 yards out of position, but we are delighted he was in the right place at the right time.” See Danny Caro’s weekend round-up on www.thejc.com. Email: email@example.com