Caro's column

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.


Who said management was a walk in the park?

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2011

After two seasons of great success, I find myself in the midst of my first managerial crisis.

It was Adam Fegan who got me into MSFL management after injuries cut short my playing career.


The Bernstein-factor would go down a treat

By Danny Caro, October 6, 2011

FA chairman David Bernstein told me earlier this week that he's planning to visit Rowley Lane.


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.


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.


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.