Danny Caro

Jewish football identity scandal

By Danny Caro and Marcus Dysch, February 11, 2011

When a Sunday footballer proudly posted pictures of himself in action on Facebook he had no idea he was about to become embroiled in one of the biggest rows in the Jewish game.

For he should never have been playing at all - he had been suspended over claims he might not be Jewish.

And the only reason he managed to get on to the team sheet that day at all was because his manager had used a false name.

Now he, and others, are at the centre of an investigation into the fielding of ineligible players, a claim that has seen their club suspended indefinitely and fined heavily.

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Jewish football - don't knock it until you've tried it

By Danny Caro, February 11, 2011

For some, no make that quite a few, around about 1,500 people in fact, the MSFL is the jewel in the crown. The numbers are lower in the MJSL but clearly, the demand is still there.

The rules are simple. You have to be Jewish to play. Rules are rules. Some people believe that the league has become stale and is in need of freshening up but the majority are of the view that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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JC MSFL rumour mill - Feb 5

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

The end of the JC MSFL transfer window is looming. Here are the latest rumours about developments at Maccabi League clubs.

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Louis Taylor, manager of North West Neasden C, has been looking to raid City of London school for boys to inject a bit of youth into his team. Left Back Alex Lewis is currently recruiting some of the best young Jewish footballers around to help the Neasden cause. Simon Cohen and Benji Gourgey are two of the names that have been mentioned.

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Team of the week: 10th February 2011

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

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Red-hot Redbridge are six-hitters

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Goals from Dean Nyman (3), Steve Summers, Sam McCarthy and Daran Bern kept alive Redbridge Jewish Care As' treble hopes as they beat Division One high-flyers Brady Maccabi 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Hendon United Sports Club A also reached the semi-finals with Ari Last and Josh Bentley taking them past Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 2-1. Benji Dymant replied.

Strikes from Craig Phillips and Ben Murrell helped Southgate Harmen A reach the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy as they overcame first division Montana Boca United A 2-1.

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Perfect 10 inspires Neasden

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Darren Yarlett was full of praise for his Neasden team who clinched their place in the last four of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after knocking out last season's winners in a game they played with 10 men for 75 minutes.

Player-coach Yarlett was in charge of the team as manager Jamie Cole was in Las Vegas. He limped off with a hamstring injury but masterminded a hard fought win from the sidelines.

A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game, plus one from Ben Ellis took Neasden through.

Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph were the marksmen for the Lions.

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Six-hit Redbridge keep treble hopes alive

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Sam McCarthy, manager of Redbridge Jewish Care A, cut a relieved figure after watching his team keep alive treble hopes with a hard fought victory against Division One high-flyers Brady Maccabi in the quarter-finals of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

They ran out 6-1 winners but the tie was far from comfortable for RJC who finished the game with 10 men after right-back Craig Sandford was sent off. It needed some late intervention from hat-trick hero Dean Nyman, Steve Summers and Daran Bern to send the Premier Division leaders through.

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Israel beaten by Serbia in friendly

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2011

Israel were beaten 2-0 by Serbia in a friendly played in front of a paltry crowd of just 7,783 at the Bloomfield Stadium on Wednesday night.

Luis Fernandes, the Israel manager, used the match to try out an experimental five-man midfield ahead of next month’s Euro 2012 qualifiers.

A strong Serbia team, who included Jewventus playmaker Milos Krasic and Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, forged ahead midway through the first half.

Good work from Ivanovic saw him power down the right flank before sending in a precision cross that was converted by the onrushing Zoran Tošić.

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JC MSFL Matchday 22 preview

By Danny Caro, February 9, 2011

Matchday 22 of the JC MSFL season sees several teams competing in the first national round of the Peter Morrison Trophy with tie of the round featuring London Maccabi Lions A and Manchester Maccabi 1st at Rowley Lane. Danny Caro looks ahead to all the big games in league and cup.

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JC CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW
Hendon Utd Sports Club A vs Los Blancos
North West Neasden A vs Redbridge Jewish Care A
Ties scheduled for March 6

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Danny Caro's Team of the Week - Feb 6

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2011

Ryan Selsdon (Zig Zag) - every good team needs a solid keeper and Zig Zag’s Ryan Selsdon was on top form to steer the Zeds to their third league win of the season, beating Team JLGB 3-1. He was one of three players selected by manager DJ Neal Cohen

Elliot Coulton (Glenthorne Utd B) - the Thornes player-manager led by example with a near faultless display in the promotion six-pointer against Shirley Park. He helped ensure that Jason Lindsay, the Division Four top-scorer, did not have a say in the game

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JC Olim League Week 14 review

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2011

Jerusalem booked their place in the top division of the JC Olim League after beating Ra’anana 5-1.

The match was the highlight of a gripping final week of the open part of the Olim League in Israel before the eight teams split into two divisions.

The only fixture that would affect the standings was the match featuring Ra’anana and Jerusalem who occupied 4th and 5th places. The winner would go into Division One and the loser into Division Two.

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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, February 8, 2011

JOEL NATHAN fired Faithfold into the quarter-finals of the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Football League Cup.

Nathan struck a deadly double and Russell Rich added a third as Faithfold eased to a 3-0 win at Brady Maccabi B.

North London Raiders triumphed 4-3 on penalties following a goalless draw against Division One rivals Glenthorne United A. Kevin Lotzof, Ashley Davison, Danny Goldman and Jonny Summerfield converted for Raiders.

Marc Morris and David Price fired London Maccabi Lions into the last eight of the competition with a comfortable 2-0 win at South Mancs B.

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Glenthorne Utd Masters vs NL Raiders Masters

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

North London Raiders progressed in the Henry Swerner Maccabi Masters Cup after claiming victory against Glenthorne United following a penalty shootout. Here is the pick of the action. Photos: Marc Morris.

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Real Life good value for a point

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

Heath Banta saw their Division Three promotion aspirations frustrated in a thrilling encounter that finished 2-2 against relegation-threatened Real Life.

Real Life will be happier with the point than Heath given the 7-2 defeat by the same side in their last game two weeks previous. But there will also be that familiar feeling of disappointment that having been 2-1 up with 10 minutes to go, they could not hold on for that still elusive first league win of the season.

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Glenthorne Utd B vs Shirley Park

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

Two goals from Fabio Revieccio put Glenthorne back in pole position for the JC MSFL Division Four title as they overcame fellow high-flyers Shirley Park in Chigwell. Here are some of the key moments. Photos: Marc Morris.

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Ten-man Neasden A stun Lions

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

A late strike from Lee Cash, his second of the game took 10-man Neasden into the last four as they overcame the cup holders at Rowley Lane with coach Darren Yarlett maintaining his 100 per cent record as manager, filling in for Jamie Cole.

Played in gusty conditions, Neasden were soon on the back foot when Yarlett pulled his hamstring and was forced off injured. Neasden had no substitutes and soldiered on with 10.

In between strikes from Cash and a quality low 20-yard drive from Ben Ellis, Pete Lazard and Ben Joseph scored for Lions.

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Arghebant steers GB to victory

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

Maccabi GB beat the National League side London United in their first competitive futsal match.
With five months to go before the European Maccabi Games in Vienna, MGB came from two goals down to win 6-5 in Crystal Palace.

Strikes from Sam Arghebant, Jonathan Green and Daniel Sugarman they found themselves 3-2 up before the South London based opposition - comprising mainly of Brazilian ex-pats - levelled matters just before the interval.

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Brady buckle late on against 10-man Redbridge

By Danny Caro, February 7, 2011

A hat-trick from DEAN NYMAN boosted Redbridge's treble hopes as they hit first division high-flyers Brady for six at Fairlop.

Steve Summers, Daran Bern and Sam McCarthy completed the rout for the 10 men of RJC.

RJC manager Sam McCarthy told JC Sport: "It took us to the first half to get into gear. Although we had the majority of play in the first 45, we struggled to service the front men as quickly as we should have and this compromised us creating the chances.

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Danny Caro's Goal of the Week - Feb 6

By Danny Caro, February 6, 2011

The waiting is over. Due to the high standard of goals, I've opted to split this week's award into two categories - individual goal of the week and team goal of the week. And the winners are ...

DC INDIVIDUAL GOAL OF THE WEEK

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Woodford boss Aviram reveals new signings

By Danny Caro, February 6, 2011

Woodford Wanderers chairman Alex Aviram splashed the cash in the January transfer window, spending big money on three new signings.

The Wanderers chief found himself struggling for numbers with injury to several key players, but the new signings will no doubt help boost the squad and the team's promotion assault.

Manager Alex Aviram and assistant Mitch Hahn confirmed the massive capture of Jon Kurrant this week. In 2009, Kurrant helped Team GB reach the final of the Maccabiah Games and both Aviram and Hahn look forward to seeing the defensive technician in Woodford colours.

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