Caro's column

Marks has taken Camden Park to another level overnight

By Danny Caro, March 15, 2013

Even the best managers have fallen victim to the dreaded Manager of the Month curse, but Camden Park boss Josh Marks is showing he is a cut above the rest as he leads his team into unchartered waters this weekend.


What would you give to go to Israel?

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2013

It’s virtually impossible to put a price on what the Maccabiah Games means to most Jewish sportsmen and women, but the $1m donation from Stuart Weitzman is simply jaw-dropping.

For some, the cost of the Games has spiralled out of control and one can only salute the generosity of the man who has made his millions in the shoe industry. What a mensch.


Pot, kettle, black. It’s all going off in the MSFL after ref debate

By Danny Caro, February 25, 2013

February 18, the day the touch paper was lit with three words - pot, kettle, black.

Forget Fergie and Wenger, forget Fergie and Rafa or even Fergie and Mancini, the mind games have well and truly started in terms of the JC MSFL title race.


The best team won but I couldn’t believe they parked the bus

By Danny Caro, February 15, 2013

My return to Sunday football management ended in disappointment and utter frustration last weekend.

Having agreed to take charge of my son’s team for the day, I was quietly confident the boys would come away with the right result, despite the absence of one of our key players.


Furman deserves a slice of luck

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2013

Stuart Pearce, Chris Waddle, Gareth Southgate, David Beckham, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney. It would be fair to describe that as an illustrious list that Dean Furman has now joined.


Spare a thought for Corney

By Danny Caro, February 1, 2013

Who’d be a manager … but more to the point, who’d be a chairman? It’s been quite a week for Oldham Athletic’s Simon Corney, you could say. Beating Liverpool was beyond his wildest dreams and now his team has a chance to claim the scalp of another Premier League giant in the shape of Everton.


Gold again. No wonder young Josh has a spring in his step

By Danny Caro, January 25, 2013

Stuart Newman bought his daughter a trampoline for his back garden, no-one could ever have imagined that just six years later, young Josh would be an Olympic youth champion. His journey to the top has been, as the late David Coleman used to say, quite remarkable.


Respect - a little goes a long way

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2013

There are times when, believe it or not, footballers forget that referees are human. At times, it can be a thankless task trying to control 22 players and keep order for 90 minutes.

Players make mistakes and, let's be honest, so do referees, although only the biggest and best are honest enough to admit them.


Same problem, different year, but it’s still all one big mess

By Danny Caro, January 11, 2013

Ref, ref, did you hear what that player/fan just called me? No, sorry mate, I’ll listen out next time, the official replies tamely. It happens again, and again and again. What do you do? Take the law into your own hands, hit the offending player, burst out in tears, ask your manager to take you off or lead your team off the pitch. I know what I’d do.


2013 is all about the Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, January 3, 2013

It's virtually impossible to follow a year like 2012 on the sporting front, but quite clearly, the main focus in Jewish terms will be the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

A number of my ones to watch in 2013 will be lining up for what is expected to be a star-studded event, kicking-off at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium in July.