Caro's column

Sunday morning field of dreams

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2016

It was refreshing to hear Ian Wright speak so positively about grass-roots football the other day.

The former Arsenal and England star recalled scoring his first England goal just four years after being hauled off a building site where he was working.

"I was a terrible builder,” Wright recalled, “but thankfully someone spotted me,” and the rest is history.


New kits ... wear them with pride

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2016

There is always a great buzz around any football changing room at the start of the season.

Maccabi football is no different, be it at junior, men’s or even Masters level. That feeling of putting on pristine new kits, hoping all your hard work during pre-season has paid dividends and everything fits perfectly.


All set for the greatest show on earth

By Danny Caro, August 5, 2016

I’ve been having an outer body experience for the past few weeks, but it would be remiss of me not to post something four years to the day of my Olympic debut.

The JC offices are arguably the best place to identify an ailment – well you certainly get a little longer to diagnose your symptoms than at my GP.


Blumberg ticked all the boxes but failed 'Jew test'

By Danny Caro, July 8, 2016

Many of you will be familiar with 'the Jew test’. It's really nothing too painful but it’s something that often rears its head around major sporting events. It kind of comes with the territory and is ultimately something JC journalists consider par for the course.


I'd give top job to Hoddle

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2016

Square pegs into round holes … it was destined to end in failure. But it’s the kids I feel most sorry for. I’ve lost count of the number of false dawns when it comes to the England national team approaching a major football tournament, but the latest offering was simply pathetic.


No-shows bad news for league

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2016

The empty cardboard boxes were doing a roaring trade as MGBSFL volunteers were tasked with filling them with silverware.

The question that everyone wanted to know was, where were the recipients? North London Raiders and Scrabble FC were the only ones who turned up to the awards in force.


Mental and physical fitness key for Maccabi GB to conquer Europe

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2016

It’s not difficult to see why North London Raiders went for Daniel Shafron. There’s a certain calming reassurance from the man who by his own admission “has big boots to fill” after replacing Rob Richman and Jonathan Green at the helm of the hottest ticket in Jewish football.


Farewell to Hendon's Special One

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2016

DAVID GARBACZ may not have been everyone’s cup of tea, but he has certainly helped to liven up the MGBSFL over the past few seasons.

Very few people could have filled Lord Kestenbaum’s boots after he left his post as manager of Hendon United, but Garbacz certainly stepped up to the plate — winning nine trophies in six seasons.


Raiders have the perfect recipe for success

By Danny Caro, May 6, 2016

Jordan Marks has been a game-changer for North London Raiders A this season. His inclusion in the squad softened the blow of losing Player of the Year Liron Mannie, who has been restricted to a bit-part role due to university commitments.


Get Kennet on that plane to Maccabiah 2017 now

By Danny Caro, April 18, 2016

It’s a crying shame that there’s such a big cloud hanging over one of the games and one of the individual performances of the season. It was one of those matches the neutrals did not want to end.