Danny Caro

FC Team edge closer to London FA Junior Cup

By Danny Caro, November 24, 2009

FC Team cruised into the last 16 of the London FA Junior Cup after beating Racing Chiswick 3-0.

After receiving a walkover in the previous round, FC Team came into the game seeking a victory that would put them into the last 16 of the LFAJC for the first time. They were up against a team in form in the shape of Racing Chiswick - who were on a unbeaten run stretching back to February in the West End AFA Premier Division – so were under no illusions as to the size of their task.

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Top Northern Jewish Cricket League award shared

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Simon Williams and Akiva Lieberman are the joint winners of the Northern Jewish Cricket League’s Senior Player of the Year.

The top junior award went to Andrew Williams.

The accolades were presented at the league’s AGM where chairman Jonny Wineberg, the Vice-President of the Jewish Representative Council, stepped down after four years. Steven Glicher, the co-captain of South Manchester Jewish, is the league’s new chairman.

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Maccabi GB appoints three new directors

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Michael Bibring, David Kyte and Gary Phillips have been appointed directors at Maccabi GB.

A former player at Wingate and in the MSFL, Bibring brought home gold and silver in cycling and the triathlon from the 18th Maccabiah Games. He is strategically involved in the MWB Group Plc hotel operations, and is also a Partner in the Alternative Hotel Group, owners of the De Vere and Village Hotel brands.

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Zaki snubs Portsmouth over Israelis

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2009

Portsmouth target Amr Zaki did not join the Premier League club because it was run by Israelis, reports claim.

The Egyptian striker was close to joining the South Coast strugglers but has since gone cold after Avram Grant took over as Director of Football.

The Zamalek striker, who impressed in the first half of the 2008-09 season with Wigan, has long been a target for Portsmouth shareholder Sulaiman Al-Fahim.

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Shock win for Highgate and Muswell Hill

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2009

Highgate & Muswell Hill Under 18 were top of the shocks after they dumped Premier Division London Maccabi Lions B out of the Peter Morrison Trophy with a 3-2 victory at Rowley Lane.

Avishai Kestenbaum (2) plus one from Josh Hirschowitz set up a second round clash against North West Neasden B for the youngest team in the competition. Jonathan Green bagged a brace for the Lions but it was not enough to stop the Watford Friendly League outfit.

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Try as he might, there’s just no pleasing some people

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2009

The ever-smiling Lord Triesman has become public enemy No. 1, or so it seems.

With a break in the busy Premiership programme, the heat has temporarily moved from the shoulders of Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez to the FA chief, and the man at the forefront of the troubled 2018 World Cup bid.

It looks as though it’s only a matter of time until national newspapers start cutting his head on a disheveled vegetable, Graham Taylor style.

To me, it seems that some people have a problem with Lord Triesman earning a reported £100,000 for 48 hours of work.

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Team of the week: 19th November 2009

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2009

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Yossi Benayoun is back in training

By Danny Caro, November 18, 2009

Yossi Benayoun has undergone the controversial horse placenta therapy administered by Serbian therapist Mariana Kovacevic, the JC understands.

The Liverpool midfielder was in Belgrade from Sunday to Tuesday for the treatment on the hamstring injury he sustained in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Birmingham at Anfield last week.

The Israeli captain had been expected to be out for a month but following the treatment, that involves massaging liquid from a horse's placenta into the affected area, in Serbia, he has returned to training and could be fit by early next week.

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Loofe breathes Life into Maccabi

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

Two goals from Ashley Loofe eased Manchester Maccabi 1st into the fourth round of the Manchester County Cup as they beat Staff of Life 4-1.

After two successive defeats by the odd goal, Maccabi visited Littleton Road bereft of any regular first team striker due to injuries, and met Staff of Life from the Eccles Second Division, a team they had only played once before two years ago.

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Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

Division One leaders Glenthorne United A extended their lead at the top of Maccabi Masters League to six points with a 4-1 win over South Mancunians. Jason Levy (2), Sid Shaw and Stewart Block were the marksmen. Darren Coon replied.

Marc Herman, Gideon Barnett, Dan Forman and an own goal saw Brady Maccabi A moved into second following a 4-3 victory over London Maccabi Lions A. Andy Miller, Paul Wise and Nick Flitterman replied for Lions.

Barry Silkman (2) and Jacob Namer took EDRS Stonegrove to the top of Division Two following a 3-0 win over Brady Maccabi B.

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Yuri Foreman is Israel's first boxing world champ

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2009

Yuri Foreman became the first Israeli boxing world champion when he defeated Daniel Santos of Puerto Rico to take the WBA junior middleweight at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas.

Foreman, a Belarus-born Israeli who has lived in Brooklyn for 10 years is studying to be an Orthodox rabbi. He won the 12-round bout by a unanimous decision - 116-110, 117-109 and 117-10.

Foreman, 29, went into the fight with a perfect 27-0 record. He was up against Santos, who had 32 victories to his name - 23 by knockout, three losses and one draw.

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Yossi Benayoun out for a month

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

Yossi Benayoun will be sidelined for four weeks after injuring his hamstring during Liverpool’s 2-2 Premier League draw against Birmingham.

The Israel captain will spend the international break being treated by the club's medics at the Melwood training ground.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush has described the as “a devastating blow” ahead of the team’s last two Champions League group matches and league game against Manchester City.

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Wingate progress in Ryman League Cup

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

Maccabiah star James Gershfield helped Wingate & Finchley surprise Premier Division Hendon in the Ryman League Cup.

Trailing 3-1 with the game in stoppage time, the Blues looked dead and buried. But Gershfield, a 60th minute substitute, hauled them to within a goal of the Greens after rounding the keeper and slotting home.

The tie was deadlocked after 90 minutes with the scoreline 1-1. Aron Freeman almost nicked it in normal time for Wingate but his shot was tipped wide by the Hendon keeper.

Wingate won the penalty shootout with Gershfield converting from the spot.

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NBA coach Nancy inspired by Muhammed Ali

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

The NBA’s first female head coach spoke this week of how Muhammad Ali inspired her to reach the top.

Nancy Lieberman, 51, the first woman to play pro basketball with men, has been placed in charge of Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Development League.

Speaking exclusively from her home in Plano,Texas, she said she saw the world heavyweight champ on TV when she was nine.

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Not so many happy returns. Just some more nasty niggles

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

Birthday number 37 produced two unwanted gifts. Not your standard knitted jumper or pair of socks, something much worse. A first competitive defeat in management and a recurrence of Gilmore’s groin. I’m not sure which is more painful.

Redbridge Jewish Care, one of my former clubs, ended North London Raiders A’s unbeaten run at match six. We face them again in the cup on Sunday by which time I hope that my injury improves. That said, I’m finding it hard to play and manage but an injury to Stuart Simons has forced me to come out of semi-retirement one more time.

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London's new Jewish futsal team make flying start

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

The recently formed London Maccabi Futsal Club has made an excellent start in the Futsal Superleague Division North.

Formed by three Maccabi League footballers, the club was set up to help improve England and Great Britain’s chances of silverware at future Maccabi Games competitions.

Having represented their country at futsal on the big stage, James Steele, Greg Corin and Motti Colman entered the team into a league that feeds directly into the National league. LMFC has made a solid start, lying third in the table with seven wins from 11 matches.

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Keterman leads the way as NW Neasden go top

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

North West Neasden A are three points clear at the top of the JC MSFL Premier Division following a 4-1 victory over Glenthorne United A.

TJ Keterman (2), Jake Gottlieb and Scott Shindler eased them home in a top against bottom clash.

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Team of the week: 12th November 2009

By Danny Caro, November 12, 2009

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Marcelle Lazarus stands down from Accrington Stanley

By Danny Caro, November 11, 2009

Marcelle Lazarus has explained the reason behind her resignation as joint chairperson of Accrington Stanley.

Lazarus, 47, joined the club in July and played a key role in keeping the team’s afloat as they faced a race against time to pay an outstanding tax bill.

Currently recovering from swine flu, Lazarus, a mother of six from Whitefield, said: “It wasn’t what I thought it was going to be and enough is enough. I decided to walk away.

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London Lions clear at the top

By Danny Caro, November 10, 2009

London Lions stayed top of the Herts County Premier League with a 4-0 win over Codicote.

Two goals from Lee Cash and one apiece from Dean Nyman and Daniel Stanton ensured Lions good run continued.

A third clean sheet in a row means Lions have now not conceded for 270 minutes.

Lions: Matt Davis, Danny Cole, Guy Morris, Adam Myeroff (sub: Tony Gold), Rob Glass, Daniel Stanton, Ben Lauffer, Lee Cash, Andy Glynne (sub: James Stanley), Aron Freeman, Dean Nyman

Man of the match: Lee Cash

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