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Maccabi Tel Aviv BC – It’s been a rough year

March 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

It was a disgraceful display of professionalism. It was a disgraceful display of what is supposed to be the game of basketball. It was a disgraceful display of effort, or lack thereof from the Israel State Cup Champions. It was the ultimate disgrace to play the way the Yellow-and-Blue did against [Read More]

Israel Football Ligat Winner – No Strike!

September 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

After all of the turmoil and talk that there may be a work stoppage by the Israeli footballers, leagues and youth divisions, there won’t be a strike this weekend in Israeli football. Why? Because the “Status quo” agreements from the founding days of the Jewish State precedes any [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Playing with the Big Boys Now!

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv has decided that they are going to compete with the big boys, and I’m not referring to those clubs that are in Israel. After advancing to the group stages of the illustrious and lucrative UEFA Champions League, the Yellow-and-Blue opened up the purse strings and went out to [Read More]

Roy’s Rants – Belief & Optimism – Maccabi Tel Aviv

August 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv has a chance to make history, but it won’t be easy. As coach Slavisa Jokanovic has said all along to make it to these levels in European football you’ll have to beat the best to compete with the best. In Maccabi’s case that will be one FC Basel, a team that the [Read More]

Roy’s Rant – A Recipe for Disaster

July 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

On Tuesday night Maccabi Tel Aviv showed that they are just not ready for the big time, the Champions League groups stages. The yellow and blue side was outsmarted by a crafty, intelligent and professional side in Viktoria Plzen who knew exactly how to take advantage of Maccabi’s mistakes and [Read More]

Roy’s Rants: Jerusalem – Looking for Stability

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem is coming off a great season in which they won their first Israeli League title in the inaugural season of the all new “Payis Arena”. A new sponsorship deal with “Bank Yahav” and financial security with the ownership team led by high-tech entrepreneur Ori [Read More]

Roy’s Rants: FC Bayern Munich-The Jewish Connection

July 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

Last month The Hanns Seidel Foundation organized the Israeli premiere of the Documentary film “Kick It Like Kurt”, at the Cinematheque in Jerusalem a movie based on Bayern Munich’s Jewish president Kurt Landauer. In honor of the Israeli debut the filmmakers were present including [Read More]

Champions League Aspirations?

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv are less than three weeks away from opening their 2015-16 season with the second round Champions League qualifying match in Malta against FC Hibernians. A win in the two legged tie will be a small step towards reaching the coveted Champions League group stage, but is Maccabi [Read More]