Caro's column

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.


Younger generation can learn from the Lions

By Danny Caro, April 11, 2016

In an age where young footballers are finding it increasingly tough to commit, it’s no surprise to see the Maccabi London Lions Masters’ team on top of their game, and winning things.


There’s more to Dier, Kante and Kay than meets the eye

By Danny Caro, April 4, 2016

What does Eric Dier of Spurs, N’Golo Kanté of Leicester City and Jonny Kay have in common? More than you think.

Dier and Kanté have been key figures for their respective teams bidding for silverware this season. And the pint-sized Kay of Norstar London Raiders plays a similar role in holding midfield, albeit as something of an unsung hero, until now that is.


Sollosi had a stormer

By Danny Caro, March 14, 2016

The action was fast and furious in February, but three players stood out in the MGBSFL — one in each division.


Result was no flash in the pan

By Danny Caro, February 29, 2016

Sunday was about as good as it gets in terms of a tactical master plan coming to fruition. Five goals, a clean sheet and thumping national cup holders Hendon United in their own back yard was as convincing as it sounds.

The look on Ric Blank and Dan Kristall’s faces when they lined up for their post-match interview was one of disbelief — it was as though they’d won the lottery.


United they stand, but league still lacks long-term vision

By Danny Caro, February 19, 2016

It's hard to know what the answer is unless we know what the question is. Simple as that.

If we knew exactly why so many players and teams have dropped out it would be easier to stop. But we don’t.

There are indeed several factors, and as David Wolff correctly states, “no quick fixes”. Now is the time to act.


This was real Roy of the Rovers stuff

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2016

Sunday’s match between Hendon and Redbridge had absolutely everything; goals, 12 to be precise, red cards and a penalty shoot-out. Was it the best ever Sunday League match? Quite possibly.


Take it from me, Chigwell will win the Masters

By Danny Caro, January 29, 2016

It felt as though I was lining up against the firing squad on duty for Faithfold in the Maccabi Masters Football League on Sunday.


Shafron deserves 10/10 for chutzpah

By Danny Caro, January 15, 2016

Very few eyebrows were raised when Guus Hiddink was appointed Chelsea boss for the second time. There has certainly been an upturn in results and body language on the pitch. Even Diego Costa has started scoring again.