Caro's column

Passion still runs deep for continuation of Maccabi League

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

Don’t panic. That is the overriding message from JC MSFL chairman David Wolff after confirming the world’s biggest Jewish league will start season 2012/13 with 46 teams.

We have seen a gradual decline in numbers in recent years, with the lure of the Premiership, Masters football, five-a-side, work and family commitments the biggest factors.

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Glancy is the focus right now

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2012

All eyes will be on Whitefield Golf Course this weekend as the community’s top golfers go in search of glory at the Glancy.

Hartsbourne have monopolised the tournament in recent times, with four consecutive victories, and it will take something special to wrestle the trophy from their grasp.

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Israel's finest are going for gold

By Danny Caro, June 29, 2012

Small but perfectly formed. That is what Israeli sports fans are hoping following the announcement of the country's Olympic squad.

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Bentley will be Oakwood's driving force

By Danny Caro, June 25, 2012

Some of you may recall when I broke the news about MSFL Player of the Year Daran Bern leaving Redbridge Jewish Care, just days after they had won the double.

Exactly 12 months later, another big story making the news is that Josh Bentley has left Hendon United Sports Club for Division One champions Oakwood.

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Hendon heroes set for MSFL Awards

By Danny Caro, June 18, 2012

The JC MSFL awards take place in north-west London on Monday night and I expect Hendon United Sports Club A to dominate off the pitch as much as they did on it.

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Slim hopes for England

By Danny Caro, June 11, 2012

Like most England fans, I’m not getting my hopes up for the Euros. I’m hopeful we’ll have just about enough to make it out of a group, but true to form, I can’t see us doing it with much style or flair.

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Peace plan ticks all the boxes

By Danny Caro, May 31, 2012

It was heartening to read the ICC’s glowing report on the cricket4peace project in Israel. Philip Hudson, the ICC Regional Performance Officer for Europe, and Roland Lefebvre, the High Performance Manager for the KNCB, praised the efforts of the Israel Cricket Association for the award-winning scheme that allows Israeli and Palestinian children to play cricket without fear or prejudice.

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Again, Yossi is last man standing

By Danny Caro, May 24, 2012

Footballers come and go. Especially Israeli ones, as far as the Premier League is concerned. Following the news that Premier League champions Manchester City released Gai Assulin, national captain Yossi Benayoun is once again the last man standing as the only Israeli in the division. But even his future remains unclear, with Chelsea demanding an answer from Arsenal over the coming days.

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Bolle must go to 2013 Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2012

Over the coming months, I expect to receive a few calls from managers from the Team GB Maccabiah squad asking for recommendations and references for players from various squads. I’m always happy to help my country and I’m keen to ensure no player is ignored in the search for international glory.

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Now is the right time to move on

By Danny Caro, May 11, 2012

The football world recently held its breath when Pep Guardiola announced that he is stepping down as coach of Barcelona. I didn’t want to take the spotlight off him so I thought that I’d leave it a week until revealing some news of my own.

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