Caro's column

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.


Good refs and good sports. You get it all in Jewish football

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2011

I've received several glowing reports about referees and teams in the MSFL and Maccabi Masters League over the past few days.

Richard Jaye took the morning off reporting to officiate at the Peter Morrison Trophy tie between Temple Fortune A and Camden Park. Fortune assistant-manager Jack Morris said: "Richard was superb. He handled the game incredibly well.


Hendon ticked all the boxes

By Danny Caro, November 10, 2011

'It's not that we under-estimated them.


Kick 'Jew goal' into touch now

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2011

Just when you think you've heard every expression in football, a new one pops up. Well, it was certainly new to me.


It’s time to get back to basics

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2011

There comes a point every season when someone needs to step up and say – hey lads, cool it.

The number of red cards and acts of indiscipline are slowly mounting up, both north and south, and it appears that the early season feel-good-factor is starting to evaporate. I’ve noticed a particular lapse in player behaviour since Yom Kippur, so the message from me is ‘calm down’.


Cup still half full for Lions

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2011

The rachmanus spirit is regularly talked about in Jewish sport. There was first-hand evidence of it last weekend when London Maccabi Lions took part in the prestigious Sunday FA Cup.

With joint-managers Josh and Malcolm Newman unavailable, it was left to the wise, old heads of David Kyte and Jon Green to lead the team.