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CHAMPIONS! Maccabi Tel Aviv take Israeli League Ligat Ha’Al

May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-1 Kiryat Shemona Maccabi Tel Aviv has done it, yes they have finally won the Israel league championship after a long sometimes stressful and unfulfilling season of matches. Coach Pako Ayestaran had a plan and stuck to that plan for better or for worse as Maccabi wrapped up their [Read More]

SPECIAL! Cheeky Backheel Show May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from May 14, 2015 Raphael Gellar of the BBC joined me The Sports Rabbi Josh Halickman on the Cheeky Backheel Podcast to talk Football Israel! The Sports Rabbi & Raphael broke down the Kiryat Shemona firing of Barak Bachar, Hapoel Beer [Read More]

Cheeky Backheel Show May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from May 5, 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 Podcast [Read More]

Cheeky Backheel Show April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Right click here to download The Cheeky Backheel Podcast from April 24, 2015 Roy Jankelowitz, reporter for Israel Sport and the man behind the fantastic Facebook Page HaShishit B’Europa joined me The Sports Rabbi Josh Halickman on the Cheeky Backheel Podcast to talk Football Israel! We spoke [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv & the Champions League. Time is of the essence!

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-1 Beitar Jerusalem Walking down to the restrooms at halftime I was stopped by the friendly press security guard and who asked me what would happen in the 2nd half between Maccabi Tel Aviv & Beitar Jerusalem seeing that it was still scoreless. I said don’t worry come [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv, Pako Ayestaran & Election Day Madness!

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv coach Pako Ayestaran seems to have been under the microscope at Maccabi Tel Aviv since the day he arrived on a white horse as Oscar Garcia exited during last summer’s Tzuk Eitan war. Coming to a team at the last minute, a team he didn’t build but has shaped since coming [Read More]

Treble Talk for Maccabi Tel Aviv?

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv finally looked like the team we had all seen a few months back, taking care of Kiryat Shemona 3-0 in the 2nd leg of the Israel State Cup quarter finals at Bloomfield Stadium. Quick, fluid & dangerous from the first minute. This was not the same team we saw play Kiryat Shemona [Read More]

Maccabi Tel Aviv – Gili Vermouth & Building a Dynasty

February 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Gili Vermouth was the name of the day this past Tuesday. The last Hapoel Tel Aviv star finally made the long rumored move to Tel Aviv rivals, Maccabi and technical director Jordi Cryuff came out the big winner as the transfer window closed in Israel. The rich got richer certainly did happen with [Read More]

The Neighborhood between Maccabi Tel Aviv & Beitar Jerusalem

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Focused eyes on Israeli soccer or football as we like to call it here in Europe, Mideast or Asia saw contrasting differences last night between two Ligat Ha’Al clubs, Maccabi Tel Aviv & Beitar Jerusalem. The evening kicked off with Maccabi Tel Aviv playing an Israel State Cup match [Read More]
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