Caro's column

I do declare a bronze, sir

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2013

Well, that’s the Maccabiah done for another four years, and what an unbelievable experience it was once again.

"Do you have anything to declare," was the question asked at Luton airport as we went through customs on
Wednesday night. "Absolutely,” I replied, proudly

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Freak injury is putting my big chance at risk

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2013

If ever there was a time for reflection then this is probably it.

As I write this piece from the hotel lobby at the Leonardo Basel Tel Aviv, I await a visit from the Team GB medics, hoping they can save my Maccabiah.

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Maccabiah opening something quite special

By Danny Caro, August 1, 2013

The first few days at the 19th Maccabiah Games have been something quite special.

Two days at pre-camp featured some incredible sights, as the majority of the 453-strong Team GB squad converged on Jerusalem.

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A match made in heaven

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2013

I’m sure Eilon Kennet won’t mind me comparing his return to London Maccabi Lions to that of Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool a couple of years ago.

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My wildest dream just came true

By Danny Caro, June 28, 2013

I may not have won the £157m Euromillions lottery this week, but being called up to represent Team GB at next month’s Maccabiah Games is simply beyond my wildest dreams.

This all appeared little more than a pipe dream 12 months ago when I was lying on a hospital bed following surgery, but I like a challenge …

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This just wasn't cricket

By Danny Caro, June 21, 2013

Welcome to Hell. That famous slogan was all that was missing from the venue that hosted London Maccabi Vale’s most recent cricket match.

My teammates and I were eagerly anticipating Sunday’s Chess Valley League encounter against Finchley CC – that was until we turned up to the venue at Woodside Park Sports Club.

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Israeli football stands tall

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2013

In the end Israel’s victory over England counted for little, but you try telling that to the people who matter at the IFA.

I’m sure if you had offered Guy Luzon a four-point return from matches against Norway, Italy and England before the competition, he’d had bitten your hand off, and it would be fair to describe that tally as beyond his wildest dreams.

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Sporting bonanza under way

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2013

And so it begins, the summer of sport in Israel. The Uefa under-21 Championship finals kicked-off in style, amid a fanfare of colour – an ocean of blue and white.

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Camden still needs fine-tuning

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2013

Camden Park now have some big decisions to make.

Once the hangovers clear and the euphoria of the Division One title victory subsides, Josh Marks must start planning for life in the Premier Division. Welcome back to the big time, lads.

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Omri’s an example to us all

By Danny Caro, May 24, 2013

In a week when hundreds of young Jewish footballers up and down the country are having trials for new clubs, it’s quite fitting that Omri Altman has been given the nod by Fulham.

Sadly, some of these boys will be told they haven’t made the grade and/or are not good enough. In essence, thanks, but no thanks.

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