Caro's column

The world’s your oyster, Richard

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2014

Many of the world’s finest athletes have overcome barriers on their way to the top. After all, dealing with knock-backs, failure and rejection are character-building and although it may not feel like it at the time, one is all the better for it. Mental toughness is just important, if not even more important, than physical toughness.

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Futsal triumph can lead to bigger and better things

By Danny Caro, January 31, 2014

Not so long ago, the prospect of an exclusively Jewish team winning a Futsal league title in England was little more than a lovely pipe dream. Let’s face it, not many had even heard of the sport.

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Pick that one out. I did, again and again and again

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2014

My first sporting outing of 2014 turned into something of a nightmare, and is an experience I would rather forget. I won’t go into all the gory details of Faithfold C’s 8-2 defeat, but it was a day when everything that could go wrong, did.

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Never forget the Rachmanus spirit

By Danny Caro, January 17, 2014

VIt never ceases to amaze what happens to some of the world’s finest sportsmen when they cross the thin white line. And even though the prizes on offer are considerably smaller in the amateur game, unsavoury events take place regularly. All in the name of victory and pride.

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Lions dream team back in place. Now it’s advantage Takeley

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

It was only a matter of time until someone came in for Tony Gold. I’ll be the first to admit I hadn’t heard of Takeley FC before the appointment, but it’s clear this move is a win-win for both parties. A match made in heaven.

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My sporting highlights of 2013 (in a nutshell!)

By Danny Caro, January 7, 2014

2013 was jam-packed with Jewish sporting highlights – even if none made it on to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show. Here’s my A-Z of the teams and individuals who had the X-factor

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Or Aviram – becomes first Israeli to win Ten Pin Bowling World Championship

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David Bernstein - steps down as FA chairman

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It’s a win-win-win for Corney & co

By Danny Caro, December 20, 2013

Liverpool in the cup once is nice. Twice is like a dream come true. But three times in 25 months? Get serious!

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Redbridge have been red-hot too

By Danny Caro, December 13, 2013

There were some outstanding performances across the MGBSFL during November, so without further ado, I’d like to name my winners for the respective player and managerial awards.

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de Hond was the true star

By Danny Caro, November 29, 2013

You could almost hear a pin drop when Marc de Hond took to the stage at the Maccabi GB Sports Awards the other night.

He gave an emotional account about how he went from a fit, happy-go-lucky youngster with a big sporting dream to rock bottom overnight following a spinal cord injury.

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Ellie’s on course for win double

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2013

Not everyone likes the phrase ‘golden generation,’ just ask some of the leading lights from the England national football team. Overhyped and overpaid is how some would describe them. Perennial under-achievers in the eyes of many.

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