FORTUNE'S FIRST CUP FINAL SINCE 2005!

ISSUE 34 SUNDAY 15TH APRIL 2018
FortuneTeller Editorial by Nigel Kyte
I found out about the First Team's victory in the Barry Goldstein Trophy semi-final this morning by checking out the TFFC management group on WhatsApp immediately after refereeing a Masters semi-final at Rowley Lane. There was a video of young Joel Carlowe saving his third penalty and the celebrations thereafter, so I knew that Fortune had succeeded, even though I didn't know the score at the time! As I sat in my car opposite the very pitch where the Final will be held, I called Simon and heard the jubilant management team enjoying an after-match drink at SJP – fantastic excitement!

It is now beginning to sink in and I am delighted for Simon Linden plus everyone involved in today's squad during a very difficult season. The First Team have finished bottom of Division One and the Seconds have fared only one place higher in Division Two. Ironically, the team holding up that division will be the opponents in the Barry Goldstein Trophy Final on Sunday 29th April – namely Faithfold 'B'.

Given a tough fixture against a decent FC Team side, this morning was Simon's fourth semi-final and he has finally experienced the taste of success – he actually lost a semi-final against Temple Fortune in 2005 when we beat Essex Wanderers in the same competition. Nobody deserves this Cup Final more than him – he has endured a miserable season along with us all, so I am delighted for our hard-working and committed manager along with Lee – and everybody connected to the Club for that matter.

I am also pleased to see the successful integration of 1st and 2nd team players plus the valued contribution of both Darren and Steven who will form part of the management team next season. Temple Fortune's immediate MGBSFL future looks to be in safe hands!

Now we can look forward to TFFC's third Cup Final in 43 seasons of being involved in Maccabi league football. Ironically, a dreadful season could be turned on its head should Adam Speck lift the Barry Goldstein Trophy in two weeks' time. Given what we have all endured this season, including weeks of consecutive defeats, forfeited games and ultimately relegation, how incredible will that be?

Finally, do not forget to vote for your Player of the Year and Clubman of the Year nominations. Everybody has received the email in the last few days so if you are eligible to vote, please do so. FRIDAY 27TH APRIL is the deadline – two days before our Cup Final!


Do not forget to vote in the Club Awards Ballots

This is YOUR opportunity to have a say in the PLAYER OF THE YEAR and CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR Awards for 2017/18. There are separate Awards for Temple Fortune's First Team, Second Team and Old Boys Team.

Please read the following information – ignoring it could prevent you from winning a Club Award this season. Because we require as many Full Members (and eligible 200 Club/Honorary Members) to take part as possible, voting in the ballots is compulsory this season. If a Full or 200 Club/Honorary Member chooses not to vote, then he will automatically be ineligible to win any of the Awards. Casual Members (or non-members) cannot participate in the voting nor can they win either Award.

HOW DO THE AWARDS DIFFER? The best way to define the difference between the Awards is that the Player of the Year does it ON THE FIELD of play, whilst the Clubman of the Year does it OFF THE FIELD of play! You can vote for any Full or 200 Club/Honorary member named in the List of Nominations.

WHAT IS THERE TO CONSIDER? PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Footballing ability, skill, effort, consistency, general performances, motivation, enthusiasm, sportsmanship and general conduct. General co-operation with all off-the-field matters should NOT be considered for Player of the Year. CLUBMAN OF THE YEAR: General co-operation with Team Secretaries, reliability, punctuality at meeting places and venues, paying subs promptly, helping with playing equipment, washing kit, always accepting team selection decisions, always adhering to Conditions of Membership. Footballing ability, skill and other on-the-field matters should NOT be considered for Clubman of the Year.

HOW DO I VOTE? Below you will find the List of Nominations for the THREE teams. From the list for YOUR specific team (ie. the team in which you have played at least 5 matches this season), choose your FIRST CHOICE, SECOND CHOICE and THIRD CHOICE for each Award. Highlight the template coloured grey below, simply copy and paste into a new email, and type in the appropriate nominees from the List of Nominations supplied, listing SIX names in the following format:

Your name: ................................................................

Your team (First Team, Second Team or Old Boys Team)

Player of the Year
1. Your first choice.
2. Your second choice.
3. Your third choice.

Clubman of the Year
1. Your first choice.
2. Your second choice.
3. Your third choice.


Remember, you may not vote for yourself – your form will count as void if you do. Do not duplicate the same name for the same Award more than once. Do not leave any blanks – your entry must include three different names per Award.

Points will be awarded for all eligible votes received and the players with the highest totals will win the Awards. Please read the ballot conditions above. Verification of your email address when responding is proof that the ballot form in your name is from you and nobody else. Do not email from an unfamiliar email address otherwise your votes will count as void.

WHICH EMAIL ADDRESS DO I USE? Please submit your nominations to info@tffc.co.uk.

LIST OF NOMINATIONS: If a player you wish to consider does not appear below, it will be because he is neither a Full Member nor 200 Club/Honorary Member, or has played insufficient games to be eligible. If anyone did not pay an appropriate membership fee or owes the Club money (match subs or fines etc), he will be excluded.

FIRST TEAM (MGBSFL)
LEE FEGAN, RICKY FOX, MICHAEL GOLDBERG, LEE HYAMS, ROBERT JAY, ADAM LENZ, SIMON LINDEN, ESHED RAHAV, ADAM SPECK, BRETT STEAD, GAB STONE, GIDEON WETRIN, MIKE WOOLF

SECOND TEAM (MGBSFL)
JONATHAN BLACK, STEVEN BLACK, JONATHAN COHEN, SIMON COHEN, SAM CICUREL, LEE FEGAN, ZACH GOODMAN, ADAM JACOBS, JACOB KALMS, JOSH KLEPPER, DANIEL KRIEGER, ADAM LENZ, ERIC LEWIS, JONATHAN PRESSMAN, ZACK RICH, GAB SAUL, OLLIE SEGAL, JOSH TAYLOR, GIDEON WETRIN, DARREN ZITREN

OLD BOYS TEAM (MASTERS)
PHILIP BLOOMBERG, ROBERT BOTKAI, JOEL DAVIS, JEREMY FESS, DAVID GOLDBERG, ALAN HAROUNOFF, ANDREW KAYE, GRAHAM MEYER, ANDREW MONTLAKE, JAMES RYAN, ALLON SCHICK-MAIER, GARRY SIMPSON, HILTON TEPER, SERGE WEINBERGER

AND FINALLY, YOUR VOTING CHECKLIST:
• Do not forget your name...
• your team...
• and, of course, your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices for both Awards.

Remember, the deadline is FRIDAY 27TH APRIL 2018.

YOU HAVE JUST UNDER TWO WEEKS TO VOTE – DO NOT DELAY, GET VOTING TODAY!


Today's TF results and match details

Temple Fortune 'A'
0
FC Team
0
Temple Fortune won 3–0 on penalties
Temple Fortune 'B'
-
No match
-
Glenthorne United
4
Temple Fortune Old Boys
4


TF 'A' 0, FC TEAM 0 (Barry Goldstein Trophy, semi-final) at SJP. Temple Fortune won 3–0 on penalties
TEMPLE FORTUNE have reached the MGBSFL Barry Goldstein Trophy Final after overcoming FC Team at SJP following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out. This will be the Club's second appearance in the Final, having lost to FC Heath at Wingate & Finchley FC in May 2005. All in all, it will be Temple Fortune's third Cup Final, the first coming in 1982 when Marshside were victorious in the Peter Morrison Trophy (Southern Area) Final.

Temple Fortune will play Faithfold 'B' in the Final on Sunday 29th April at Maccabi London Brady FC, Rowley Lane, Arkley, kick-off at 7.30pm.

When it comes to semi-finals, TFFC have not fared that well. In ten previous Last Four appearances involving all teams, Fortune only won two. The First Team lost one of their previous two Barry Goldstein Trophy semi-finals (against North West Warriors 'B' in 1987), whilst the Second Team lost one semi – incidentally, to Faithfold 'C' in 2011.

The tie this morning was drawn 0–0 and the game went straight to penalties where Fortune triumphed by three-nil, thanks mainly to the goalkeeping heroics of young JOEL CARLOWE who saved three penalties. He also made a few excellent saves during the 90 minutes.

Said an elated manager Simon Linden, who has taken Fortune to promotion and now a Cup Final in his two seasons with the Club: "A famous win for Temple Fortune after a dull 0-0 draw. 18-year-old 'keeper Joel Carlowe saved three spot kicks. He was drafted in following Lee Fegan's injury, and prepped by the quarter-final penalty-saver Lee, Joel pulled out the bag three great saves to send us into the Final."

"The 90 minutes were tough: FC Team probably edged it but we wanted it more as a group, from 1 to 16 of those involved, they all didn’t let the club down. It’s a proud day for this legendary football club as we go into our 50th year next season."

"We have suffered a lot of setbacks this season but with a new-look management team in place and the merger of both teams we will be extremely competitive next year. We now look forward to the Final in two weeks' time under the floodlights."

Simon, who ran like Adam Gemili when Joel saved the decisive penalty kick, nominated his star players to the media for Team of the Week: "Keeper: Joel Carlow – enough said! Defensive mid: Jacob Kalms – dealt with everything and didn’t let Richard Salmon dominate like we all know he can. Left back: Lee Hyams – been there, done it! These are his type of games and he won every tackle. Attacking mid: Declan Spiro – ran his socks off and caused trouble to FC Team throughout.

Gracious in defeat (which TFFC appreciates so thanks), FC Team's Mitch Young told jewishnews.co.uk: "To lose in a semi-final on penalties is, of course, very upsetting. However, looking back at the game we have no regrets and there is nothing I would have done differently. It was always going to be a very close game and I believe we were slightly the better team. We had three or four nice chances in the second half and their goalkeeper pulled off two or three stunning saves, if it wasn’t for him we would be in the final."

“This is the first time all season we have failed to score and if you don’t score, you cant win a game of football. I have never seen or heard of their goalkeeper before but fair play to them and him. I was impressed with how Fortune battled and gave it their all and good luck to them in the final.”

Congratulations to Simon and his management team of Lee Fegan, Darren Zitren and Steven Black, plus, of course, the whole team for their marvellous efforts. They now stand one game short of creating history for TFFC – we have never won a cup competition in our 42 seasons of playing Maccabi football!

Temple Fortune: Joel Carlowe, Lee Hyams, Adam Speck, Daniel Vandemolen, David Brown, Ami Wynbourne, Mike Woolf, Jacob Kalms, Simon Cohen, Declan Spiro, Gideon Caplin. Subs: Conor Brand, Michael Goldberg, Josh Klepper, Gab Saul, Gab Stone.

GLENTHORNE UNITED 4, TF OLD BOYS 4 (MMFL Division 2) at Edmonton County School, Great Cambridge Road, Enfield
David Goldberg's Old Boys team left the school's 3G with a creditable result after securing a 4–4 draw against Glenthorne. Graham Meyer 2, James Ryan and Gideon Wetrin scored Fortune's goals. Said David afterwards: "It is an excellent result and there were some outstanding performances. A great team effort although some of the goals we gave away were soft."

TF 'B' did not have a fixture.


The TFFC Club Awards Presentation Event, season 2017/18


This is an important Club event so please make a note in your diary NOW! This season's TFFC Awards Presentation Event will be held on SUNDAY 10TH JUNE 2018 at Silver Jubilee Park, home of Hendon FC. We will have matches involving the First XI, Second XI and Old Boys XI between 9.30am and 11.30am followed by the Awards being presented in the Clubhouse.

The mixture of football, food, drink and awards is a tried and tested formula and has always been successful... but obviously we need as many Club Members to attend as possible. So please make a note and keep the morning of Sunday 10th June free. The event generally finishes by 1.00pm so you will still be home in good time to enjoy the rest of the afternoon!


Register interest for the TFFC 50 Years Dinner

This is your opportunity to register interest for the TFFC 50 Years Dinner due to be held on Sunday 30th December 2018, which is two days after the Club turns 50. Apologies to anyone who replied to it.

For the Dinner, the cost per attendee is likely to be around £20 per head. Although the Club is not in a position to finance the cost of the Dinner in full, it will pay for drinks on the night. Since places will be limited there will be a deposit required for reservations, payable by a date to be specified. Once the Club knows how many people are committed to attending, details can be finalised with the restaurant.

Initially we would like to know who is interested in attending. If the TFFC 50 Years DInner appeals to our Club Members (or TFFC Facebook Friends), then please register your interest to Peter Kyte by email on tffc50@enablinguk.com. Deadline (now extended): 30th March 2018.




Advertisers required for the TFFC 50 Years Book

The TFFC 50 Years book is well underway and currently contains 94 pages. Miniature thumbnails of some of the pages were featured on this Facebook page some time last year. The book started in October 2015 and has slowly been compiled with a lot of TFFC-related content. It will include statistics from the 2017/18 season so the final update will occur after the current season has been completed. The schedule is to print the book next summer so that it is ready for the start of the 2018/19 season.

How many copies has yet to be determined but the Club intend to give complimentary copies to every player making at least 100 appearances for TFFC (61 so far). The plan is for individuals outside this category to be given the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book – details will follow about how this can be done. A PDF version will also be available once completed.

Advertisers are welcome to take a quarter-page at £250 with the income contributing towards the cost of the printing. If anyone out there would like to have his company associated with the prestigious TFFC 50 Years Book, please email Nigel on info@tffc.co.uk.





TFFC appearances 2017/18


A reminder that you can keep tabs on all appearances for all three TFFC teams this season via the links you'll find in the left hand column.


MGBSFL results and round-up

With acknowledgements to www.jewishnews.co.uk

PREMIER DIVISION:
Brady Maccabi P Camden Park P
Brady forfeited match
Hendon United 3 Oakwood A 1

DIVISION ONE:
Los Blancos 2 Redbridge Jewish Care B 2

DIVISION TWO:
Bayern Mincha 0 Fairlop FC 3
Catford & Bromley Maccabi 2 Hertswood Vale 2

BARRY GOLDSTEIN TROPHY SEMI-FINALS:
Faithfold B 4 North London Raiders C 3
Temple Fortune A 0 FC Team 0 (Fortune won 3-0 on penalties)

DIVISION ONE ROUND-UP:
LOS BLANCOS 2 REDBRIDGE JEWISH CARE B 2: Both sides had to settle for a share of the spoils here, the result not doing much for either side’s hopes of climbing the table. Tim Heynes and Svi Freedman’s stunning 25-yard strike earning the Blancos boys a point.

DIVISION TWO ROUND-UP:
BAYERN MINCHA 0 FAIRLOP FC 3: Fairlop maintained their title push with this comfortable – and surprising – win at the leaders. Daryl Rubin, Bradley Gayer and Max Freedman all scoring for the visitors. CATFORD & BROMLEY MACCABI 2 HERTSWOOD VALE 2: An injury time own goal earned Vale a point in this entertaining match.

MASTERS LEAGUE
HENRY SWERNER CUP, SEMI-FINAL:
Maccabi London Lions A 6 Chigwell Athletic 1

DIVISION TWO:
Glenthorne Unitetd 4 Temple Fortune Old Boys 4

ROUND-UP:
In the Henry Swerner Cup semi-final, Maccabi London Lions A comfortably defeated former Henry Swerner Cup winners Chigwell by 6–1 after trailing by a goal. The Lions will play Scrabble in the Final on Thursday 26th April at Rowley Lane.


Punctuality reminder – please arrive in good time

Here is a timely reminder that punctuality is essential at all TFFC games. The managers, be it Simon Linden, Darren Zitren or David Goldberg plus their respective assistants, will give the latest time of arrival when confirming the fixture with players and it is everyone's responsibilty to ensure this is adhered to.

Having one of them pace up and down, looking at his watch, trying to phone the late-comer on his mobile, is simply NOT FAIR – it is impossible to prepare for the fixture ahead when the team is not present by the time required. It just takes one player to delay the team talk and warm-up – and before you know it, the team is ill-prepared come kick-off time. Of course, those running late do not think of the anxiety lateness causes, nor the knock-on effect leading up to kick-off.

So a reminder to everyone registering for Temple Fortune – BE ON TIME, NEXT WEEK and ALWAYS. There is absolutely no place for lateness.


Visit the new JC Sports Facebook page!

Danny Caro, the JC's Sports Editor, has asked us to mention that he has set up a new Sports page on Facebook and invites you to show your support for it!.


Follow TFFC fun and frolics on Facebook!

TFFC's Facebook page – celebrating one year in existence – is being run specifically for Club Members past and present and features all things YellowsAndReds! A fun forum for fellow Fortunates to fabulously frolic frivolously! Join us and help make this page an ongoing interest!

We currently have 109 members on the TFFC Facebook page, so if you haven't joined yet, please jump onboard! Check out the link under Social Media on the far left.

-Other TFFC links
-Management Committee, Season 2017/18
[] Advice to TFFC players
[] Newcomers' Guide
[] Code of Conduct / Fines
[] Who's who on the Committee
[] All-time list of Officers
[] Admin guide & check list
[] Home pitch availability
[] Historical calendar

Chairman: Nigel Kyte • Mobile: 0777 323 0477Email: info@tffc.co.uk
Vice Chairman: Nicholas Waitsman • Email: nicholas@timezoneseurope.co.uk
General Secretary and Treasurer: Nigel Kyte • Email: info@tffc.co.uk
Functions Secretary: Peter Kyte • Email: pdk@enablinguk.com
First Team Secretary/Manager: Simon LindenEmail: silinden55@hotmail.co.uk
First Team Assistant Secretary: Lee FeganEmail: lee.fegan@googlemail.com
Second Team Secretary/Manager: Darren ZitrenEmail: darren_zitren@hotmail.com
Second Team Assistant Secretary: Steven BlackEmail: steven.black@russellreynolds.com
Old Boys Team Secretary/Manager: David GoldbergEmail: david_goldberg58@hotmail.com
Old Boys Team Assistant Secretary: Hilton TeperEmail: hteper@ymail.com

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