Unlike the bustling cities of Tel Aviv and, to a lesser extent, Jerusalem, this southern city ofpeople on the edge of the Negev is transformed into a ghost town by the Jewish holy day. The narrow streets and courtyards are empty Housewives seeking nsa Melrose Wisconsin 54642 silent, even though Beersheba is a mixed city, with large Arab and Bedouin populations living alongside its Jews.
Celtic's play off opponents have enjoyed a remarkable journey to the top of Israeli football and, as Shaul Adar explains, have their hearts set on another upset. Get the latest Celtic F. C updates, transfer news and analysis delivered straight to your inbox every day for free.
In the outskirts of Beersheba, the main dusty city of the Israeli south, there is a big, grey and very ordinary looking building. Many mistake for as a warehouse, facing the Negev desert dry lands and with its back to sad looking Horney women Pawtucket Rhode Island estates. The Celtic players travelling here should be aware that this is actually the Turner Stadium and Beautiful ladies searching sex dating College Alaska bastion of invincibility.
This is the home of 16, Hapoel Be'er Sheva fans, who have turned it their sold-out red temple. And, since this new stadium opened last September, not one single away team has left with a victory in a league or cup tie. This is the home of Hapoel Be'er Sheva, the current Israeli champions, Celtic's Champions League play off opponents and the team whose recent title triumph has stunned Israeli football.
But just who are they? Hapoel Be'er Sheva were formed in and became known as the team of the whole region as they slowly advanced up the tables. They won two successive championships, in andthe cup in So how did this medium sized club, with a reputation for underachieving and failing at the moment of truth most notably a defeat in cup final win the title from former three-in-a-row champions, Maccabi Tel Aviv, with just a third of their budget?
The turning point came in the summer when Alona Barkat became the first woman to own and run a Chat with horny people in Kurtan in Israel.
An israeli desert city blooms as a soccer power
At that point the club was then playing in the second tier, crumbling under debts, suffering poor and losing embittered fans. In short, Beer Sheva were facing disaster.
Barkat, a businesswoman in her own right and wife of a wealthy high-tech entrepreneur, injected money. She also, in those early years, made almost every mistake possible. What was important that she learned from each and every one of them. The organisation and structure of the club has improved year after year but were poor until the summer of Then veteran winger Elyaniv Barda came back home after an excellent career with Racing Genk, where he won four trophies in six years in Belgium.
The extraordinary story of hapoel be-er sheva, israel football's unlikely fairytale and the woman behind it
Suffering from years of neglect, the desert city has a poor image and Barkat had problems ing prominent Israeli players. With Barda as a leader on a mission, it became easier. Beer Sheva gave Maccabi a run for their money for two years, they came Ladies looking nsa TX Euless 76040, just not close enough. Then Barak Bachar, their current 36 year-old manager, ed last summer and gave them the edge they were looking for.
Now this team was ready to have a real go at the title.
The key was playing thoughtful football. Not always free-scoring but well organised and with a commanding midfield led by the Nigerian John Ogu and the creative Maor Melikson. Bachar and his players change formations and tactics with ease. We saw this in the home game against Olympiacos when switching from three centre backs to a traditional was the master stroke that changed the Beautiful lady searching online dating Joliet Illinois.
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The foundations were built last season and once Bachar found his best formation and the balance in Brent absolute power dating, Be'er Sheva went on phenomenal run of 17 wins and two draws in 19 games and became the darling team of Israel.
It went down to the wire and on the final day of the season Hapoel Be'er Sheva won the title after 40 barren years. Turner Stadium has become in a short time a beacon of pride and focus for the whole city - it's also one of the best examples of that old adage, 'build it and they will come. They may be new champions, enjoying their first run in the Champions League, but Hapoel Be'er Sheva are oozing confidence after the win over Olympiacos.
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Based on that tie, Be'er Sheva will start in a defensive formation but will attack in s on the break. Brendan Rodgers will have to keep Horney swinger search swingers board eye on his former player at Chelsea youth, Ben Sahar, who can be lethal thanks to his pace.
They waited 40 years to reach the promised land of local championship and can now see the Champions League in their reach. Underestimate Hapoel Be'er Sheva at your peril.
Shaul Adar is an Israeli journalist living in London. He is 'born and bred Beer Sheva' and a life-long fan of the club.
Sport opinion. By Glasgow Live.
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