Caro's column

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.


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.


Smell of history has Britain's stars dreaming

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2011

There has been a great buzz around the Team GB camp over the first couple of days in Vienna, where I'm covering my fourth European Maccabi Games.

Goalkeeper Matt Davis was relieved to get through customs after losing his passport on the plane.


GB stars ready to sparkle on the big stage in Vienna

By Danny Caro, June 30, 2011

The talking is almost over.


New season will test Redbridge

By Danny Caro, June 23, 2011

Redbridge Jewish Care A's double celebrations have only just finished but it appears that they already face an uphill battle to retain the JC MSFL Premier Division next season.

Last week I revealed that striker Daran Bern, the Maccabi League Player of the Year, is leaving to join a team of non-Jewish friends, which he informed manager Sam McCarthy about after the team's victory in the JC Cyril


Nice job for a Jewish boy, but not the sweaty handshakes

By Danny Caro, June 16, 2011

The past few days have reminded me that there is still so much to be proud about Jewish football. As a product, it is knocked all too often, but the message is clear. It is far from dead in the water and I can tell you that the passion, demand and appetite is still there.


Berkovic must bide his time

By Danny Caro, June 10, 2011

The news that Luis Fernandez will lead Israel into the 2014 World Cup qualifiers will please many supporters of the national team, but not Eyal Berkovic.

Regarded as one of the best footballers the country has produced, Berkovic, the former Manchester City and Celtic playmaker, was hopeful of replacing Fernandez when Israel's Euro 2012 campaign ended but he will have to wait a lot longer now.


Like Utd, I missed Messi

By Danny Caro, June 2, 2011

During my early years, I drove my parents mad trying to get the autographs of some of my sporting heroes.

I felt like a kid in a sweetshop when I bumped into some of the Liverpool greats along with members of various national cricket teams.

Well, old habits die hard. I tried but failed to track down Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League final. My son was desperate to meet him.


A season of pain for Israel's finest

By Danny Caro, May 26, 2011

Season 2010/11 was a forgettable one for the Israeli contingent in the Premiership. Avram Grant's trials and tribulations have been well documented here after taking West Ham down.


Someone tell Avram enough is enough

By Danny Caro, May 19, 2011

Not even the staunchest Avram Grant supporter would want him at their club as manager now. The man's market value has hit rock-bottom, in England at least, following back-to-back relegations.

His departure from West Ham came exactly a year to the day since he left Fratton Park.