Caro's column

Mercurial Madanes a real star

By Danny Caro, October 3, 2014

The opening weeks of the MGBSFL season have featured some eye-catching performances, both individually and collectively.

The early signs are pointing towards Norstar London Raiders, defending champions Hendon, Oakwood and a much-improved Harmen pushing for honours, while it would be foolish to write off former winners Faithfold and Redbridge altogether.


Reds must dust themselves down and go again

By Danny Caro, September 24, 2014

All good things come to an end, as the old saying goes, but Hendon United’s defeat against Faithfold is bound to have hit manager David Garbacz hard.


Home is where the heart is for Maxi

By Danny Caro, September 19, 2014

I sensed the feeling of unfinished business when Michael Klinger committed another campaign to Gloucestershire CC.

Having had his season cut short by injury, the former Maccabiah star is now settling into his new home in Perth after moving from South Australia to Western Australia.


Dovi’s not a gamble. He’s a winner

By Danny Caro, September 12, 2014

There is something quite exciting about Dovi Fehler’s transition from big fish in a small pond to MGBSFL galactico.

Plucked from the depths of Division Three, he’s fresh, hungry and ready to make a name for himself in the top-flight.


Maccabi’s loss is most certainly Watford’s gain

By Danny Caro, September 5, 2014

As a Liverpool fan, I’m used to players writing a heartfelt open letter to fans upon their departure, namely those who leave on good terms. Luis Suarez did it and most recently, Daniel Agger did it. It is widely regarded as a touch of class. So it is no surprise to see Oscar Garcia share his thoughts with fans of Maccabi Tel Aviv following his unexpected departure.


I'm really not taking the Michael

By Danny Caro, August 29, 2014

Just before I left for my summer break, I received a call asking what I knew about Michael Ohana. Next thing I know, the boy is having a trial at Liverpool. Coincidence? I think not …

Just over a year ago Nir Biton was snapped up by Celtic after impressing at the European U21 Championships.


Sport takes back-seat for now

By Danny Caro, August 8, 2014

Sport is the last thing on the minds of the majority of Israelis right now, but it’s a way of living for so many too.

These were meant to be exciting times for professional sportsmen and women around the country, but they have had the spotlight pulled from under their feet.


Let’s get together for good

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2014

A few years ago, I was part of the anti-merger brigade. But times have changed, haven’t they? Having played for several Jewish clubs, including my current one, London Maccabi Vale, I feel suitably qualified to comment.

I joined the Jewish cricket fold in the early noughties, when the Maccabi Sunday League was thriving.


Israel gets 10 out of 10 for trying

By Danny Caro, July 25, 2014

Although some will no doubt see Israel’s latest performance on the European stage as a failure, I believe qualification in itself was a major achievement.


Ben Haim's had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, but so what?

By Danny Caro, July 18, 2014

I almost fell off my chair when I heard that Tal Ben Haim was returning to England in a playing capacity. No joke.

I thought he was past it, yesterday’s fish and chip paper, but then I checked his age. 32 – the perfect age for a defender. Just what Bob Pieters was looking for.