Jordan Stewart moves to Xanthi

24 06 2010

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Jordan Stewart has decided to make his first move abroad in his career as he has joined Greek side Skoda Xanthi.

Stewart was allowed to leave his former club Sheffield United by mutual consent less than a year after joining the Yorkshire club.

The 28 year old who has the ability to play at either left back or left wing made 23 appearances for the Blades last season, 15 of which were starts.

Jordan, who previously played for Leicester City, Watford and Derby County, had stated his desire to play football abroad in the pass in America. He especially expressed a desire to move to Los Angeles and play for LA Galaxy. Read the rest of this entry »

New Weekend Roundup 18-20th June

23 06 2010

The new Weekend Roundup for 18-20th June has now been published. The notable points of the weekend were:

  • Matt Garner and James Hurst played but couldn’t prevent ÍBV losing
  • TPS got a needed win to climb into the top half of Veikkausliiga
  • Ian Jeffs helped Valur stay in 2nd in Úrvalsdeild

New Midweek Roundup 14-17th June – Video Highlights

21 06 2010

The Midweek Roundup for 14-17 June is now up in the Roundups section. Sorry for the delay but we were waiting on some video and as their were two English goalscorers in the clips I hope you will agree it was worth the wait. The highlights of last week were:

  • TPS won to go through to the final of the Suomen Cup
  • Sam Mantom scored as Haukar gained a good draw
  • Fram won to go top in Iceland
  • Ian Jeffs scored in a victory for Valur

Martin Bullock wins player of the year

18 06 2010

Martin Bullock picked up two major gongs at the Waitakere United end of season awards in New Zealand.

The 35 year old former Barnsley player was went home with the main prize of the night, the Lotto Player of the Year award.

Bullock’s performances throughout the season where also recognised by his teammates as he also won the Players’ Player of the Year award. Read the rest of this entry »

John Curtis joins Gold Coast United

17 06 2010

John Curtis have made the move to play football in Australia as he has joined Gold Coast United.

As previously reported at EFA, Curtis had been training with the Queensland side for a fortnight in May. At the end of stint he agreed personal terms before returning to England to arrange his move personally and a two week break after a full League Two season. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new Roundups

17 06 2010

The Midweek Roundup for 7-10th June and the Weekend Roundup for 11-13th June are now up and running in the Roundups section. Apologies for the slight delay in announcing them as we have been waiting on highlight videos to be uploaded. The best bits of the past 7 days were:

  • WBA teenager Sam Mantom scored for Haukar in Iceland
  • LA Galaxy lost their first game in the MLS this year
  • Daniel Hammond played in two defeats for Balestier Khalsa
  • Kansas City Wizards got back to winning ways against Philadelphia
  • Matt Garner and James Hurst both played as ÍBV won

Ins & Outs of the EFA Index

11 06 2010

To begin with Craig Short is out of the EFA Index as he left Ferencváros and became the new manager of Notts County. We would like to wish Craig all the best in the upcoming season and congratulate him on the 7th place finish he achieved with FTC in the Hungarian NB I last season.

Portsmouth youngster James Hurst has joined Matt Garner at Icelandic side ÍBV on loan. It is still unsure of the exact details of the loan, it is expect to be until the end of June but that isn’t confirmed. If anyone has any details please leave a comment below. Read the rest of this entry »

New Weekend Roundup 4-6th June

9 06 2010

The new Weekend Roundup for 4-6th June is now in the Roundups section. The highlights of the weekend were:

  • Joe Tillen scored as Fram won in Iceland
  • Gary Smith’s Colorado Rapids got the better of Andy Iro’s Columbus Crew
  • Robert Milsom was sent of for TPS
  • IBV won with Garner and Hurst playing
  • Craig Rocastle was sent of as Kansas City Wizards drew

New Midweek Roundup 31st May-3rd June – Video Highlights

6 06 2010

A new Midweek Roundup for 31st May to 3rd June is now in the Roundup section. The most notable moments of those four days were:

  • Ian Jeffs scored as Valur won in Iceland
  • Balestier Khalsa won in the S-League
  • Cleaver and Milsom played for TPS in Finland
  • Fram and Valur won to go into the next round of the VISA-bikar

John Gregory embarks on a new Israeli challenge

5 06 2010

John Gregory has been appointed the new manager of Israeli Premier League (Ligat Toto) side FC Ashdod on a three year contract.

Gregory had spent the last six months working at Maccabi Ahi Nazareth on a £67,000 a year contract.  The Arab club was relegated from the Israeli top flight on the last game on the season. This was still seen as a good result within the country however as the team was vastly adrift at the bottom of the league on John’s arrival in December.

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