Danny Caro's blog

Blink and you’ll miss it. I wish I did!

By Danny Caro, February 5, 2009

I've never been a big fan of ITV's football coverage, well, maybe the Champions League final 2005 apart, but last night's blooper was the mother of all embarrassments.


In Rafa we trusted, but now I’m losing faith …. rapidly ….

By Danny Caro, January 29, 2009

On January 16 I posted a blog advising Liverpool’s owners to get Rafa Benitez’s new contract agreed as quickly as possible. As per last season, it has been a very frustrating month for us Liverpool fans and the uncertainty over his and the future of several other key players has seen the team slip off the pace.


Why the Obama hype leaves me cold

By Danny Caro, January 22, 2009

Excuse me for sounding ignorant but I can’t understand all the hype surrounding the inauguration of President Obama.

The media frenzy has reached ridiculous proportions with his every blink being covered over the past few days.

Obama has attended 10 celebratory balls but are 10 parties really necessary in the current climate? I think not. It’s worth remembering that we’re in the midst of a recession, a war in Iraq and turmoil in the Middle East. I certainly don’t feel like celebrating.


In Rafa we trust

By Danny Caro, January 16, 2009

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has turned down the latest contract offer made by the club's board. My concerns are growing. I'm a lifelong Reds fan but it doesn't need me to tell you that the team hasn't been in such a promising position for many years.


As good as it gets

By Danny Caro, September 11, 2008

Last night was without doubt the best England performance I have seen in my lifetime.

It was as though I had forgotten how being a proud Englishman felt as the goals kept flying in. It was as though I almost had to pinch myself.

Going into the game I expected a draw at best, hoping that England would give a resilient and gutsy display. No-one could have written the script of a 4-1 win against a country that had never lost a competitive home match.


Glad to be alive and kicking

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2008

The future of junior Jewish football has been in doubt for some time now. With the leagues in London, AJY and Maccabi Primary League, and Manchester struggling for numbers it appears that youngsters have fallen out of love with the game.

In my day, kids couldn’t get enough of football. I remember playing in Hendon Park until 10pm when our floodlights were the lamp-posts. It didn’t stop us from diving, shooting and yelling in a John Motson voice.


Too much money for their own good

By Danny Caro, September 4, 2008

Credit crunch. What credit crunch? While some people are scraping for pennies, two Premiership football club splashed more than £60 million on two players.

As I Liverpool supporter, I’m just gutted that The Abu Dhabi United Group chose Eastlands over Anfield.


Early morning entertainment

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2008

Early morning coverage of the Beijing Olympics has clearly come too soon in the day for some at the BBC.

And there is plenty of room for improvement for members of staff working on the Corporation's subtitles.

Perhaps, of course, someone is either trying to pre-empt what certain commentators are about to say, trying to be too clever or have simply bitten off more than they can chew.

Here are some amusing examples...

Typical over-the-top commentary in the men's swimming: "He's really dying out there." Quick, call the medics.


Rubbing salt into an already gaping wound

By Danny Caro, August 14, 2008

Spare a thought for Jo Ankier. Last month she was devastated to miss out on the Team GB Olympic squad. The selectors chose Hattie Dean ahead of her as the third member of the 3,000 metres steeplechase.

Ankier, 26, finished third at the national Olympic trials which Dean failed to attend, nursing a fractured tibia.

As revealed, the Barnet Shaftesbury Harrier told me that "there was no way Dean would be fit in time". How right she was.


Not gripped by Olympic fever

By Danny Caro, August 12, 2008

As someone who loves sport and writes about it professionally, people are under the assumption that I must enjoy watching the Olympics. Guess again. I’m not sure if I’m overawed by the enormity of the beast but, quite simply, it just doesn’t do it for me.

I grew up on a diet of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett having a broiges with Steve Cram coming in as the new kid on the block. That's not forgetting my childhood hero Daley Thompson, the original superman.


Overly Keane

By Danny Caro, July 30, 2008

As a Liverpool fan I don't want to rub salt into the wounds but spare a thought for Spurs fans who recently had Keane printed on the back of new home shirts.


I'm not sure if the Irish striker will go down as a legend in the club's folklore but his departure is certainly a blow to everyone connected to White Hart Lane.



Cricket madness

By Danny Caro, July 24, 2008

What is the world of cricket coming to when a batsman can appeal against an umpiring decision?

The English have always been great advocates of fair play but Sri Lanka batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan created history today when he had a decision overturned by the third umpire.


Bring back the good old days

By Danny Caro, July 24, 2008

Is football’s bubble about to burst? Euro 2008 was a roaring success, even without England I should add. But the silly season is well and truly under way with talk of Ronaldo’s proposed transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid running on and on.


Alter ego scenario is pure genius

By Danny Caro, July 23, 2008

South African bowler Andre Nel, who was 12th man for the first test against England, recently revealed that he has an alter ego called Gunter.

This was one of the greatest insights into the mindset of a top sportsman I’ve heard for a long, long time. I think that top level sportsman need an alter ego to keep pushing them to the max.