Danny Caro

JC Olim League Week 5 round-up

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

Week 5 of the JC Olim Football League saw only one match being played between FC Jaffa and Brazil. League newcomers Brazil had some pre-season disciplinary issues, however this match was played in a great spirit throughout.

The match got underway under the floodlights with Brazil creating some early chances only to be thwarted by Jaffa keeper Simon Davies on a few occasions.

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Lions Pride in Family Cup Victory

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

London Maccabi Lions White booked their place in the second round of the Under 11’s League Cup after thumping Lions Blue 6-2.

On a cold crisp postmeridian in leafy Rowley Lane, as the low grise cumulus pirouetted née fox-trotted majestically akimbo the aquamarine skyline, Lions White produced a great display to beat the Blues, however the for large periods of the first half, the match was closer than the final scoreline suggested.

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Daran makes Faithfold crash and Bern

By Danny Caro, November 9, 2010

A hat-trick from Daran Bern inspired Redbridge to victory in the match of the day at Fairlop.

The Essex boys forged ahead five minutes before the break. They ran riot in the second half with Ben Sollosi and Sam McCarthy also on target.

Paul Babai grabbed Faithfold's consolation with the score at 4-0 with 10 to go.

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Redbridge A vs Faithfold A

By Danny Caro, November 8, 2010

A hat-trick from Daran Bern helped Redbridge Jewish Care A win the top of the table clash in the JC MSFL Premier Division. Here is the pick of the action. Photos by Marc Morris.

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Lions hopes take a blow

By Danny Caro, November 8, 2010

London Lions reserves’ title hopes were dealt a blow as they were beaten 3-1 by Totternhoe in the South Midlands League Reserve Division Two.

On paper, this was a Lions side packed with ability, a side with attacking options and first team performers that gave much to be excited about in the pre-match build up. Sadly games are often played on far from perfect surfaces, not always with the greatest of officials and never, ever on paper.

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Maccabi Masters review

By Danny Caro, November 8, 2010

North London Raiders moved a point clear at the top of Maccabi Masters League Division One with a 3-0 win over Hendon Harriers. Jon Yantin, Jon Summerfield and Jon Feinmesser were the marksmen.

Title favourites Brady Maccabi A were held 3-3 by South Manx A. Brady’s goals came through Scott Ansher, Jonathan Vandermolen and Mark Wagman.

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Five-star Hasmo thump Menorah

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

Two goals from Jonti Arembad helped Hasmonean High beat Menorah Grammar 5-1 in Mill Hill.

In a match that was billed as a classic, the boys from Year 7 did not disappoint. Menorah came to play a proper game but in the end there was only one result with Hasmonean winning 5-1 at Barnet’s Copthall Sports Stadium.

Two goals from Jonti Arembad set Hasmonean on their way, Jamie Davila made it 3-0 at half time. Even with Hasmonean playing with the wind, Menorah could only muster one attack that Tomer Wieder dealt with effectively.

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Gold says Grant’s job is safe “for years”

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

David Gold, co-owner at West Ham, has surprised supporters by telling them that manager Avram Grant will be in charge at Upton Park for “years”.

The Israeli took over from Gianfranco Zola in June but has struggled so far with the Hammers having claimed only one win in 10 matches.

But Gold has a vision of where the club will be, and Grant is in it.

"I'd be devastated if Avram Grant is not with us for three, four, five, six years," Gold said. ''We will remain absolutely resolute behind our manager.''

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JC Monthly Awards - October

By Danny Caro, November 5, 2010

They say that strikers get all the glory. Not this time. While it would have been easy to pick North London Raiders hotshot Jacob Gold for our Player of the Month, the award goes to midfield maestro Adam Joselyn.

Gold currently tops the Premier Division scoring charts and while it would have been easy to pick him, the efforts of Raiders club captain Joselyn cannot be overlooked.

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Lions B vs Harmen B

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2010

Two goals from Marc Cohen helped first division Southgate Harmen B dump Premier Division Lions B out of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup. Here are some of the best moments ... Photos by Marc Morris

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Take note. There won't be any ref rage if we have no refs

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2010

It hasn't been a good week for referees, and I'm not just talking about Mark Clattenburg. Several irate Maccabi League managers were left pulling their hair out on Sunday and my weekly online review was packed with foul-mouthed tirades from clubs far from happy with the performance of their officials.

The pick of the complaints came from Neal Cohen, the Zig Zag boss. He claimed that his team "were robbed by disgraceful decisions" made by Martin Fox, the MSFL Referees Secretary.

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All's Gold as Park boys dump Harmen out

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2010

Dan Oade, the Shirley Park manager, believes that his side's shock 2-1 win over Premier Division Southgate Harmen A was fully deserved.

Strikes from Nicky Plotnik and a late winner from Gideon Gold helped the Division Four minnows come following Lee Greenfield's opener for Harmen.

Oade said: "This was a solid performance across the pitch from Shirley and I'd like to thank all the lads for the contributing to our win. We knew that we were capable of causing an upset and that's what the cup is all about."

Stand-in Harmen boss Andy Okin said: "The best team won."

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Team of the week: 4th November 2010

By Danny Caro, November 4, 2010

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Sporting JLGB stun title favourites

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Basement battles Sporting JLGB caused one of the biggest upsets in recent MJSL history after beating title chasing Hyde Park Rovers in a nine-goal thriller.

Rovers went into the game on the back of a 2-2 midweek draw against Oakhill, a match which saw them drop points for the first time this season, but they had no answer to an improving Sporting JLGB

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Maccabi Masters review

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Faithfold are joint-top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One. Strikes from Joel Nathan (2), Darren Gurner (2) Russell Rich and Nick Davis helped them go top by virtue of goals scored after they thumped Hendon Harriers 6-1.

Brady Maccabi A leapfrogged title rivals North London Raiders with an impressive 5-1 victory. Mark Wagman (4) and Scott Ansher getting the goals. Ilan Ovits netted Raiders’ consolation.

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South Manchester rediscover winning formula

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

South Manchester 1st finally found their scoring touch against bottom of the table Accenture,and avoided being dragged into a relegation tussle in the process.

True to form, as happened last week, a chance was missed in the first minute when a Jacobs cross was somehow missed by the South forwards.

Ultimately it was not to affect the result but after missing a number of chances it was no surprise when South fell to the usual sucker punch conceding to a set piece after 30 minutes.

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Hapoel claims historic point

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

Eli Guttman, the manager of Hapoel Tel Aviv, was left with mixed emotions after his team claimed their first ever Champions League point against Schalke at the Bloomfield Stadium on Tuesday night.

Having lost their first three matches in Group B, the Israeli champions restored some pride in a goalless draw against team containing the likes of Raul, Klaus Jan Huntelaar and Jefferson Farfan.

Guttman said: “It is a great honour for an Israeli side to be able to stand up to a club as big as Schalke, yet I’m still leaving with a slight taste of disappointment.”

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Liverpool give trial to Omri Altman

By Danny Caro, November 2, 2010

Maccabi Tel Aviv youth team captain Omri Altman will arrive at Liverpool with a huge weight on his shoulders. Invited by manager Roy Hodgson for a week-long trial, he has been compared to Reds captain Steven Gerrard in his native Israel.

Altman's trial comes just as new Liverpool owner John Henry told Hodgson that he must develop young players rather than buy expensive new ones.

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Olim League week four review

By Danny Caro, November 1, 2010

A month in and the JC Olim League in Israel is starting to take shape. Jerusalem kick-started their season with a well-deserved 3-2 victory over Aviv City at Tel Aviv University on Saturday night.

The capital city side had the better of the opening exchanges with Jonny Hadi and Ori Kobi dominating the middle of the park. But, it was Aviv City who opened the scoring halfway through the first period. Raz Bauer tool advantage of a goalkeeping error to put the home side one up. Jerusalem hit back though before the break, David Zackon lashing home a left-footed shot.

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The JCC Games are the ultimate American adventure

By Danny Caro, October 29, 2010

When I look back at my achievements within the Jewish arena, my one regret is not taking part in the JCC Games.

Last year’s GB delegation was the most successful yet and it’s no surprise that Maccabi have appointed the husband and wife team of Brian and Helena Green to head the delegation again next year.

A team of 36 athletes achieved some outstanding results, but according to Green, “more importantly, raised more than £4,500 for Maccabi GB’s Challenge Project, helping participants with special needs to engage in Maccabi GB activities both in this country and in Israel”.

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