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Voice of Jewish Sport: Joe adds his name to FA Cup folklore

during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wycombe Wanderers and Aston Villa at Adams Park on January 9, 2016 in High Wycombe, England.
Joe Jacobson celebrates scoring his penalty in Wycombe Wanderer’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa

IT MAY not go down in FA folklore along the likes of Ronnie Radford’s strike for Hereford United, Ricky Villa’s Cup Final goal for Spurs (two for the older readers), Ryan Giggs slaloming his way past the Arsenal defence in 1999 or even Alexis Sanchez’s stunner in last year’s final. But Joe Jacobson made his own bit of FA Cup history at the weekend when he kept his cool to slot home a penalty to earn Wycombe Wanderers a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa. A totally down-to-earth guy, he’s also something of a rarity when it comes to British footballers as he actually stepped forward to take the spot kick and says he was always confident he’d convert it. Now looking forward to his second trip to Villa Park, there’s no reason to suggest why on Tuesday night, he won’t be part of another glorious chapter in the history of the competition.”

ONE FOOTBALL club who won’t need to look for a new manager in the near future is Real Sosobad, after their manager Daniel Shafron was turned down for the role of Chelsea’s new manager. Shafron sent off his CV to Roman Abramovich after the Premier League champions sacked Jose Mourinho last month. Thanking him for “expressing interest in becoming Chelsea FC’s first-team coach”, they read with “interest about his playing philosophy”, were “impressed with his strong professional background” and “congratulated him on his achievements at Sosobad.” Saying the position had now been filled, that is of course just till the end of the season. If he takes Sosobad to the Division One title, an updated CV over the summer may make them reconsider…

THERE’S NOTHING better than having a striker full of confidence and belief on your books, and Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona’s Austin Amutu certainly isn’t lacking in that department. The 22-year-old Nigerian scored twice on his debut for the Israeli club, before saying: “I should be playing for Arsenal or any team in England.” Maybe Shafron could make him his first signing at Stamford Bridge?

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