Caro's column

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Ready to go that extra mile

By Danny Caro, May 17, 2013

As many of you will know, rarely has a day gone by that I didn’t mention an injury, niggle or pain since completing the 2001 London Marathon.

Well I can confirm that three operations down the line, and with my latest sporting comeback complete, that will all stop following what I can only describe as an uplifting, no inspiring, meeting with Israel’s most famous Paralympian.


Winning isn't everything

By Danny Caro, May 10, 2013

I've been inundated with emails about teams winning various football competitions over the past few weeks, but the cup isn’t so full for quite everyone. The season is almost over so it’s with great sadness I report the demise of two clubs.


It’s all change at the top

By Danny Caro, May 3, 2013

So in contrast to last season, the domestic silverware in London has been shared around. Hendon United Sports Club A, treble winners last year, finished empty-handed, but manager David Garbacz sounds more determined than ever to get back on track in season 2013/14.


Something to be really proud of

By Danny Caro, April 26, 2013

I’m sure many of you remember that gag in the film Airplane about the book on famous Jewish sportsman being a light read. Not any more it isn’t. In fact, now is probably about the perfect time to update and extend the notional volume.


The barmy army is on the way

By Danny Caro, April 19, 2013

I’m looking forward to Sunday’s cup final for a couple of reasons.