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Coaching conundrum at Hapoel Tel Aviv

January 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Tel Aviv’s coaching circus is just that. A circus. With Eli Gutman installed as manager and Guy Levy as coach, it’s clear that this relationship was doomed before it ever began. Why would a professional want to have someone on top of him especially now with the reports that [Read More]

Israel Winner League Matchday 18 January 9-10, 2016

January 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bnei Yehuda 1:3 Hapoel Tel Aviv With all kinds of news swirling around Hapoel this week converning the imminent arrival of coach Eli Gutman, Guy Levy’s side went out and dominated Bnei Yehuda 3:1 at Bloomfield Stadium. Omri Altman’s first half header followed up by Adi Gutlieb’s [Read More]

Where does Israel go from Gutman

October 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

I saved my comments about Israel’s UEFA Euro 2016 campaign for the end of the tournament in order to be fair and just to the coach, players and management on tournament that saw the Blue-and-White end off in 4th place and missing out on the playoffs. After a 3:1 loss at Belgium to end [Read More]

Dress Rehearsal for Israel National Team!

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Israel National Team is at a crossroads of some sort. Head Coach Eli Gutman will have to dig down deep in order to get maximum points from the next two matches, Thursday night in Haifa against Andorra and Sunday evening in Wales. The Andorra match will be a walk in the park compared to a trip [Read More]

Cheeky Backheel Show June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from June 16, 2015 Roy Jankelowitz, reporter for Israel Sport and the man behind the fantastic Facebook Page HaShishit B’Europa along with Raphael Gellar of the BBC joined me The Sports Rabbi Josh Halickman on the Cheeky Backheel [Read More]

Missed opportunities & Moral victories

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eli Gutman, the Israel National team coach may look back at the end of the Euro 2016 campaign wondering what would have been should he have secured one point against 10-man Belgium at home. The same way that Avram Grant picked up only one point instead of three against 10-man France in March 2005 [Read More]

Israel Tops In Group 9 For 9

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well it couldn’t have been easier for Israel winning in remarkable fashion over a Bosnia team that was just at the World Cup in Brazil. Up 2-0 at halftime followed by a red card minutes into the second half was all Israel needed to dispatch FIFA’s 26th ranked country in front of over [Read More]

Cheeky Backheel Football Israel Podcast October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from October 14, 2014 Roy Jankelowitz, reporter for Israel Sport and the man behind the fantastic Facebook Page HaShishit B’Europa joined me on the Cheeky Backheel Podcast to talk Football Israel! The Sports Rabbi & Roy discussed [Read More]
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