Caro's column

Melikson could be Israel's saviour

By Danny Caro, September 27, 2011

The phrase 'one-man team' is over-used and over-hyped. However, in the case of Maor Melikson, he faces a big decision over the next few days that could shape the future of Israel football.

Last week Melikson said that he would turn his back on the Israel national team after he was snubbed for two important Euro 2012 qualifiers against Greece and Croatia.

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Wonder kids are flying the flag

By Danny Caro, September 22, 2011

The array of talent lining up at Sunday's Maccabi GB Sports Awards is quite staggering.

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It's all systems go as leagues are up and running, like me

By Danny Caro, September 15, 2011

September is traditionally one of the busiest months on the Jewish sports calendar. My phone hasn't stopped ringing and, as my wife will support, there is hardly a spare date in my diary.

With the MJSL and MSFL well under the way, the Maccabi Junior and Maccabi Masters Leagues have just kicked-off, while there is also the annual crossover with the end of the cricket season.

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Israel's golden generation well short in the end

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2011

And, yet again, we are left to reflect on another abysmal qualifying campaign as Israel proved incapable of mixing it with Europe's finest.

Much like England, their golden generation has failed to deliver with the Israel FA needing to decide whether or not to dispense with the manager and start all over again.

Following victories over Latvia and Georgia, the glass looked half full.

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Hoddle was the cherry on the cake

By Danny Caro, September 1, 2011

I've returned just in time for the start of the JC MSFL season following two sun-soaked weeks in the Costa del Sol.

There were lots of familiar faces in and around Marbella, including Laurence Swerner, the Team GB Masters and London Maccabi Lions striker, and Team GB golfer Stephen Schindler.

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Israel almost off the map in the Premiership

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2011

It wasn't so long ago that the Premiership had a number of top Israeli players.

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Hendon's new "Rolls Royce" could drive them to the top

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2011

The new MSFL season is gearing up to be one of the most exciting in recent years. There have been some interesting moves in the transfer market with Hendon United Sports Club this week raising the ante with the signing of GB gold medal star Ben Lauffer.

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Look out! Our best is yet to come

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Not so long ago, if someone had asked for my thoughts on the future of Jewish sport, I'd probably have looked to the heavens and said a little prayer.

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Success could come at a price

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2011

Team GB's performance at the European Maccabi Games has been described as a huge success, and rightly so.

The bar was clearly raised in several sports with the Open and Junior footballers proving a cut above the rest. It was also the Games where our futsal players put themselves on the map.

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Goodnight Vienna: Brits bring down curtain on a thriller

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

It's literally impossible to sum up the 13th European Maccabi Games in a few words.

Having sent its largest-ever squad to an EMG, it was pretty clear from the outset that Team GB were going to come home with a record medal haul. But these Games were about so much more than just the medals.

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