Caro's column

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.


Pile on the pounds for Chanucah

By Danny Caro, December 22, 2011

Most Jewish footballers up and down the land are taking a well-deserved break over the festive period.

No doubt, their managers hope that they do not over-indulge on doughnuts, latkes and Chanukah gelt or go binge-drinking during end-of-year club celebrations. After all, no-one wants to go into 2012 struggling to squeeze into their kits or under armour.


Olympic prize is the real deal

By Danny Caro, December 15, 2011

The London Olympics will be with us before you can say Usain Bolt, and it's no surprise to see that Maccabi GB have come up trumps again.

The UK's leading Jewish sports charity has been given exclusive access to offer the community the chance to be among the first 'athletes' worldwide to test out the new Olympic running track.

The 2012 Gold Challenge will be the first licensed event in the s


From dirty nappies to the dug-out, it's been a manic week

By Danny Caro, December 8, 2011

It has been a hectic few days in the Caro household, to say the least. It started with a mad dash out of the office when my wife, Donna, gave birth to our third child, Ruby, 10 days early.


Down but certainly not out

By Danny Caro, December 1, 2011

If you'd have said there were no Jewish athletes on the shortlist for the top honours at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year a couple of years ago, you may have got a raised eyebrow at best.

But now, the response is a little closer to 'are you serious'?

It's good to see so many punching their weight on the world stage.


Take it from me, Neasden's new signing is different gravy

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2011

Every once in a while, you see a player who has a certain wow factor about him. At North London Raiders, there are Alex Olcot and Jamie Wolfson, while in recent times, striker Richard Salmon has taken FC Team to another level.