Caro's column

A real roller-coaster of emotions

By Danny Caro, March 1, 2012

Last Sunday was a day I won't forget in a hurry. It was something of an emotional roller-coaster as I experienced the highs and lows of the beautiful game.

My morning ended in heartbreak as North London Raiders A were undone by the brilliance of Greg Corin.


Lord Coe is an example to us all

By Danny Caro, February 23, 2012

I'm probably one of the few people out there without a ticket for the London Olympics. On the same note, I've also spent a large part of the week trying to obtain a ticket for Sunday's Carling Cup final at Wembley.


Sparks will fly in the Morrison

By Danny Caro, February 16, 2012

Much more than bragging rights will be at stake on Sunday when South Manchester Sports Club take on holders Manchester Maccabi in the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

No sooner had the draw been made than did Maccabi joint-manager Stuart Delmonte start the mind games – describing South as strong favourites to win the competition.

Delmonte has taken a leaf out of the Sir Alex Fe


Surprised? Don't be. He's a winner

By Danny Caro, February 9, 2012

The selection of a Maccabiah football manager is always a contentious issue, and it would be fair to say that the appointment of David Pollock has come as a surprise to some.

The reality is that whoever was named as successor to Lord Kestenbaum would have big boots to fill, especially after he came so close to gold in 2009.

But the facts speak for themselves.


Rivals see red over Montana

By Danny Caro, February 2, 2012

Montana's departure from the MSFL has sparked a furious reaction from some of their rivals. Several teams believe that a common sense approach should have been adopted in dealing with the aftermath.

Chigwell boss Richard Slater commented: "Why couldn't Montana have forfeited this Sunday, and then pulled out the following Monday?


The magic of the Morrison

By Danny Caro, January 26, 2012

The first national round of the Peter Morrison Trophy has thrown up some intriguing north versus south battles with teams from the provinces looking to make their mark in the capital on what will undoubtedly be a super Sunday.

Cup holders Manchester Maccabi 1st face a testing afternoon in the lunchtime kick-off against JC MSFL Premier Division new boys North London Raiders B in Hatfield.



Hendon feel heat of Bern return

By Danny Caro, January 19, 2012

You should have seen the look on the face of Hendon United manager David Garbacz when he heard that Daran Bern had returned to action in the JC MSFL.

Bern was one of the main reasons why the Hammers finished last season empty-handed after taking Redbridge Jewish Care the distance in the League Cup and Premier Division title race last season.

It has certainly been a big couple of weeks for co


Time for reflection at LFC

By Danny Caro, January 12, 2012

It's been a tough few weeks for supporters of Liverpool Football Club. The unsavoury scenes witnessed last Friday made a bad situation even worse and it has been hard watching the club's proud name being dragged through the mud.

Over the years, I've spoken to Oldham captain Dean Furman about antisemitic abuse in football.


Oscar time for top star

By Danny Caro, January 5, 2012

2011 was a busy, and dare I say, successful year for professional and amateur Jewish sportsmen and women across the globe.

For many, the European Maccabi Games in Vienna was the highlight, while there were also some great performances in the world of Sunday morning football.

Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen takes the top prize after a stellar year.


Predictions in good shape for the business end of the season

By Danny Caro, December 29, 2011

With the exception of one, all my pre-season MSFL predictions are well-placed to challenge for honours in 2012. I currently have one team in first place, one in second, two in third and one in fourth. Remember, it's a marathon not a sprint.