Caro's column

No point playing the pain game

By Danny Caro, June 26, 2014

The beauty of Israeli sportsmen and women is that they always look on the bright side of life. They tell it how it is. After all, it's sport – not life or death.


He used every Last ounce of energy to help Hendon clean up

By Danny Caro, June 20, 2014

Of all the recent winners of the prestigious MGBSFL Player of the Year crown, I’d describe Ari Last as the most complete – the best all-rounder.

It’s hard to compare Last to the recent recipients - Dan Howard, Josh Lipman, Daran Bern and Louis Basger – three centre halves and a wing wizard. But the Hendon skipper simply has no weaknesses on the football pitch. Simple as that.


You wait four years, then this

By Danny Caro, June 13, 2014

Timing is everything in sport, so I'm sure you can imagine my pure state of elation when Mrs C informed me that potty training commenced for no. 3 this week.

While messus Hodgson and co have much more important things to worry about in Brazil, I've been a bag of nerves every time my youngest mentions the W-word or the P-word. Hardly the perfect preparation for the World Cup.


Time to shake all the winners by the hand

By Danny Caro, June 6, 2014

Traditionally, at this time of year, I'm inundated with requests to attend a variety of end-of-season award ceremonies. There are very few gaps in my diary over the next few weeks, but unfortunately I'm unable to accept each and every invitation.

I attended the JFS Sports Awards the other day and was blown away by the talent on show in what was a professional production.


One last score to settle

By Danny Caro, May 30, 2014

We’ve known for some time now that Hendon United are the best Jewish men’s team in London, although Norstar London Raiders and Oakwood pushed them close.

No doubt, there will be plenty more l’chaims at Raleigh Close as the Hendon players toast their treble success, and boy do they deserve it.


Blatt's in a league of his own

By Danny Caro, May 23, 2014

There can be no greater feeling than walking into your boss’s office and shouting ‘show me the money’.

That probably didn’t cross David Blatt’s mind after Maccabi Tel Aviv’s heroic Euroleague success, but it appears he has bigger fish to fry following an achievement that few outside of Israel thought possible.


Let’s kick it out once and for all

By Danny Caro, May 16, 2014

Next week marks the 20th anniversary of Kick It Out – the organisation which campaigns against discrimination in football. However, the problem still lingers.


Hendon have excelled, but what exactly are they up against?

By Danny Caro, May 9, 2014

I’d like to play devils advocaat for a minute. Take nothing away from Hendon – their merciless march towards the treble is something they can be incredibly proud of.


Allianz Park will be rocking as I chase hat-trick

By Danny Caro, May 2, 2014

Okay, okay. I know I said never again after my injury-ridden experience at the 2001 London Marathon, but in the words of Steven Gerrard: "I’m ready to go again." Not a marathon this time. A fun run. And not just one run. Three. In a day.


Reds on the rampage

By Danny Caro, April 25, 2014

As a Liverpool fan, it seems quite apt that I spent Passover in the Promised Land.

As I’m sure you can appreciate, there are quite exciting times for Reds fans, even us London-based ones, who can feel the reverberations on Merseyside.

An 11-match winning run has put the Pool on the cusp of something quite special.