Danny Caro

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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MJSL chief tells teams to clean up their act

By Danny Caro, October 29, 2010

League chiefs believe their latest meeting with club members will help curb the division’s violent streak.
Tempers have flared throughout the season with three red cards and 27 yellows having been dished out in the opening 36 games.

And following last week’s 20-man brawl in the game between Westdene 2nd and Sporting JLGB, league secretary Paul Rose is hoping the latest talks have helped clear the air.

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Team of the week: 27th October 2010

By Danny Caro, October 28, 2010

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Super Saunders inspires Crumpsall

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

A man of the match performance from Zevi Saunders was the platform for Crumpsall’s first victory of the season.

Westdene started the basement battle strongly. After two minutes, Daniel Klappish raced onto as through ball and coolly slotted into the bottom corner.

This served as a wake up call for Crumpsall and they started to play nice passing football and winning all the 50/50s. Indeed Shya Halpern hit a post and Yossi Saunders had a goal ruled of for offside.Saunders made some excellent lung-bursting runs into the box but was thwarted by Caplin in the Westdene goal.

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JC Olim League Week 3 review

By Danny Caro, October 27, 2010

The third week of the Israeli Anglo League took place last Saturday, where Aviv City FC journeyed south to take on the new boys Ashdod.

Ashdod, a team of young skilful French players, got off to an immediate start with a free kick that they converted for an early 1-0 advantage. Aviv City managed to respond shortly after leveling the play but this was short-lived and by half-time it was 3-1 to Ashdod.

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Muzzle Tov to the kosher greyhound

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

Greyhound racing A Jewish-owned greyhound is taking the racing scene by storm. Bought two years ago, when he was just a week old, Muzzle Tov has been working his way up the ladder and recently claimed his first win at Romford.

The dog is owned by a group from north west London, the majority of whom spend most evening in the Hendon Beis, where the idea was first conceived. His owners - Aryeh Berkley, Daniel Hanstater, Sam Vecht, Chaim Schwab, Chaim Gothold, Gavriel Cohen and Eli Pollak - work in finance, law, dentistry and at the Israeli Embassy.

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Los Blancos blown away by Blizzard

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

Simon Linden, player-manager of Blizzard Storm, hailed the character shown by his team after they won the top of the table clash against Los Blancos in Division Four.

Both sides went into the game boasting 100 per cent records but a goal in each half from Alex Rubin moved Blizzard to within three points of leaders Glenthorne B with a game in hand.

Linden said: "It was always going to be tough but we stepped up to show what we can do on the big occasion."

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Watford 'Friendly' becomes nasty brawl

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

A Watford Friendly League match between Whetstone Sabres and London Maccabi Lions Under 18s was abandoned early in the second half due to a mass brawl.

Although details from the referee's report have yet to come through, we understand that a tempestuous affair reached boiling point late in the first half when a Lions player punched an opponent, leaving him needing hospital treatment. Things got out of hand quickly with parents and spectators running on to the pitch.

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There's a danger that bad eggs will give us all a bad name

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

This week's back pages are littered with controversy about ill-disciplined footballers, the young and not so young. I was alerted to the problems in the Watford Friendly League by the proud 82-year-old grandfather of one of the Jewish players on a non-Jewish team.

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Berg appointed Rep Team manager

By Danny Caro, October 22, 2010

Danny Berg is the new manager of the JC MSFL Rep Team.

Head coach at Redbridge Jewish Care A, Berg, 26, is relishing the prospect of rubbing shoulders with the top footballers in the capital.

Berg's management team will feature FC Team manager Mitch Young as his assistant, Leyton Orient coach John Hyatt and Tony Gold, the London Lions manager, who led the Rep team to glory several years ago.

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Raul destroys Hapoel Tel Aviv

By Danny Caro, October 21, 2010

Hapoel Tel Aviv's European shortcomings came to the fore again on Wednesday night as they were beaten 3-1 by Schalke in Germany.

Raúl (2) and Jurado condemned last season's Israeli league winners to their third consecutive defeat in the Champions League Group B match with Itay Shechter claiming a stoppage time consolation.

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South slumps

By Danny Caro, October 20, 2010

South Manchester slumped to a 3 -0 home defeat which leaves them stranded mid table in the Accountants League Premier division.

Playing on a fantastic surface in beautiful conditions, they hardly strung a pass together for the whole game and did not register a single shot on target.

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JC Olim League round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

The second week of the JC Olim League in Israel was a much tighter affair than the goal fest of the opening week.

Current champions England FC opened their title defence against newly merged Modiin and Bet Shemesh while an enthralling north of centre derby took place between Netanya and Raanana.

England FC struggled to break down a resilient Modiin defence in the first half. Yarden Barness on his debut and John Rosenbaum both were put through but could not beat the excellent Yanki Tajtelbaum in the Modiin goal.

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Maccabi Masters round-up

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

North London Raiders opened a four point lead at the top of the Maccabi Masters League Division One with a 6-2 demolition of Glenthorne United A.

Goals from Wayne Davidson, Ashley Davidson and Richard Sacks had put Raiders 3-0 ahead before Sid Shaw gave Glenthorne a lifeline just before the break.

Glenthorne then further reduced the deficit with a penalty after the interval, but this only stirred Raiders into action, and two more goals from Sacks gave him his hat-trick, and a sixth goal, from Jon Yantin, completed the rout.

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FC Team make it four out of four

By Danny Caro, October 19, 2010

FC Team went into the top of the Middlesex County League Division One table after hammering title rivals St. Lawrence 5-1.

Both sides went into the game knowing that whatever happened, one team will lose their 100 per cent record.

Missing midfielder Andy Croll, it took FC Team 15 minutes to get into their stride as Mitch Lassman set up Obinna who hit his shot against the frame of the post.

The game was end to end with St. Lawrence playing some good counter-attacking football, trying to switch play to their star No. 9 but Josh Morris at right back was dealing with him very well.

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Rangers - Rovers Thrill the Hive

By Danny Caro, October 18, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rangers held Hendon Hawks Rovers to a 1 - 1 draw, thus ending their high scoring winning streak.

Hendon Hawks Rangers went into the game with a defensive game plan and executed the tactics to perfection. The Rangers were playing three defenders for the first time this season. This defensive approach ensured that David Amor did not add to his tally of 19 goals for the season whilst providing the Rangers with the ability to threaten on the counter - attack.

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Antisemitism in football could harm 2018 World Cup bid

By Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

The One Game, One Community Week of Action got under way yesterday. Once again, antisemitism in football appears to have been overlooked. You have to ask why? Do the authorities not think that there is a problem?

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Top Marks for Lions

By Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

Jordan Marks (2) and Charlie Cohen earned London Maccabi Lions a 3-1 win over Sun Postal in the Watford Friendly League Under 18 Blue Division.

Adam Arnold (4), Michael Kenley and Jamie Kutner found the net as Lions Under 16s thumped Panathinaikos 6-3. Lions Under 14s ran out 3-2 winners over St. Albans Rangers with Jack Davis (2) and Ethan Herman the goal men.

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