The Greatest Games – Maccabi 3 Hapoel 0

Friendly, Maccabi Ground, Tel Aviv, 25 February 1928

Saturday 21st September

In this week's Greatest Games in association with The Football Ramble, Nicholas Blincoe joins Jonathan and Marcus to look back to the 1928 Tel Aviv Derby.

In these clubs’ formative years, football was an entirely different proposition in Israel-Palestine. Initially seen as too individualistic a sport, it was gradually introduced by the British military and helped by mass immigration of younger people from Austro-Hungarian cities after the First World War.

Jonathan, Marcus and Nicholas discuss the background around the two sides, each formed of an entirely different demographic, as well as the 3-0 Maccabi win and its historical significance.


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