Caro's column

I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly over seven years

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2012

As I celebrate my seven-year anniversary at the JC, I’d like to reflect on some highlights, and there’s been quite a few.

I joined the paper just a couple of months after becoming a father for the second time, fresh from helping Team GB win cricket bronze at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel.


Foolish actions have hurt the club for whom discipline is key

By Danny Caro, October 26, 2012

The warning signs have been there for many a week now, but despite the best efforts of club chairman Nigel Kyte, the disciplinary problems at Temple Fortune A came to a head in a big way last weekend.

Three red cards in one match is no way for what is now the league’s longest-serving club to carry on.


If they don’t get the message, there’s only one thing left to do

By Danny Caro, October 18, 2012

When it comes to penalties, the English are not very good at them on the pitch, but off the pitch, it’s a totally different story. Just ask Luis Suarez.


Guttman’s gamble must pay off for Israel World Cup dream

By Danny Caro, October 15, 2012

The decision to drop Yossi Benayoun from the Israel squad is a bold one to say the least. Manager Eli Guttman recently threatened not to select players who were not first-choice for their clubs and he has backed up his words with actions.


Even Liverpool greats make it into the new must-read book

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2012

The latest edition of the Kick It Out newsletter features a section on Anthony Clavane’s latest offering, Does your Rabbi know you’re here.

I’m looking forward to receiving a copy of the book, which is a must-read for all football fans, not just Jewish ones.


Earnshaw to Israel was no Purim spiel. It’s a dream come true

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2012

When I first heard the news that Robert Earnshaw was joining Ligat Ha’Al, I thought it was some kind of wind-up. I’m sure I wasn’t alone. I mean why would a Wales international want to swap the Championship for a season in Israel?


New faces but usual suspects set to scrap it out

By Danny Caro, September 21, 2012

I know it’s very early days, but there is already a familiar look to the MSFL Premier Division table. Faithfold A have made the perfect start with three consecutive wins, but their title credentials will be put to the test when they take on defending champions Hendon United Sports Club A.


A little can go a very long way

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2012

Parents, we now have a duty of care to continue the incredible impact of London 2012. No doubt, the summer Olympics and Paralympics have captured the imagination and inspired a generation, just as it said on the tin. It was certainly money well spent in my eyes.

But all the efforts of the athletes, organisers and volunteers will be wasted if we forget some important lessons learnt.


Best of luck, son. I’ve been waiting for this day for seven years

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2012

September 9. That date has been in my diary for several months as it marks the football league debut of Caro junior. I’m not sure which one of us is more nervous.

I’ve given up my role as a Maccabi League manager to ensure I’m there by the side of my son, Jacob, who turned seven last week.


These athletes don’t want sympathy. They just want a chance

By Danny Caro, August 23, 2012

Granted, not everyone is gripped by Paralympics fever, but give it a few days and I’m sure we’ll all be singing from the same hymn sheet. Give it a chance. That’s all I’m saying, after one member of my social circle described the Games as “cruel”.