Danny Caro

Team of the week: 10th April 2009

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2009

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Brave Goldman still going strong

By Danny Caro, April 7, 2009

John Goldman is not your average Jewish rugby player. For starters, he is 68, on average 43 years the senior of his teammates at Mill Hill RFC. But even more remarkably, he has survived cancer twice and had a heart bypass.

The tight head prop has featured in 22 games this season, including 14 for the full 80 minutes.

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Chewed up by the Lions , it was like watching the alamo

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

I was treated to a footballing masterclass last Sunday. The only problem was that I was the keeper lining up for North London Raiders A against cup holders London Maccabi Lions A in the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup.

Having taken the scalp of Manchester Maccabi 1st and South Manx A, the team felt it had a chance but we found ourselves 1-0 down after a minute, 2-0 down after two minutes and by half time the Lions had me picking the ball out of the back of the net on five occasions. It finished 7-2 and left me nursing a bruised ego and nose after I pulled off an unorthodox save.

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Leeds strike back to hurt Harmen

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

Leeds Maccabi came from two goals down to reach the semi-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after beating Southgate Harmen A 5-2 after extra time. A first-half brace from Russell Becker put Harmen in the box seat but a goal either side of the break put Leeds back in the tie.

Michael Pearson (3), David Dinkin (2), Ben Joseph and Max Fieldgrass eased holders London Maccabi Lions A into the fourth round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup after they hammered North London Raiders A 7-2. Adam Posner (2) replied.

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Sam’s 100-1 shot ‘has a chance’

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

Grand National

Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen is quietly confident of producing an upset when he boards 100-1 shot Ollie Magern in tomorrow’s Grand National at Aintree.

The London-based rider came fifth on Libertine in 2007 and is confident that the 11-year-old Nigel Twiston-Davies owned horse will hold its own.

Weighing in at 11-06, Waley-Cohen, 26, knows that the history books show that the horse is “carrying too much weight” to feature strongly, but said: “The going should be ideal, he will like the ground.

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FC Team on the up

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

FC Team chairman Mitch Young hailed a great weekend for the club after their respective three teams enjoyed memorable victories.

The club’s Saturday team, debuting in the Middlesex County League Division One, boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with a last-gasp 2-1 win over high-flying London United. Rich Sternberg claimed his second of the campaign, together with an excellent defensive display had Young beaming. “Our defence is now showing collectively that they are a great unit in County level football.

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Team of the week: 3rd April 2009

By Danny Caro, April 2, 2009

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RJC dominate AJY finals day

By Danny Caro, March 30, 2009

Redbridge Jewish Care dominated AJY finals day at Redbridge FC.

The East London club enjoyed a clean sweep of the three matches they were involved in with the Under 17 team starting proceedings with a 7-1 win over HMH to land the Woody’s Cup.

Jake Sander (2), Max Solomons, Jacob Kaye, Oliver Brooks, Kane Hopps and Greg Sinclair completed the rout. Josh Fox claimed HMH’s consolation.

The Under 14 Woody’s Cup saw RJC complete a cup double over the Highgate club.

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Team of the week: 27th March 2009

By Danny Caro, March 27, 2009

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Kestenbaum names Maccabiah squad

By Danny Caro, March 27, 2009

Team GB’s 18-man open football squad competing in the blue ribband event at the Maccabiah Games Chai has been finalised.

Team manager Jonathan Kestenbaum said: “Ben Winston (assistant-manager) and I are delighted with the blend of the squad. There is a very pleasing combination of players who have experienced the intensity of the tournament before and players who will be appearing for the first time.

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Broiges with Barnet council

By Danny Caro, March 27, 2009

Barnet council have a lot to answer for after a second Jewish-owned shop was forced to close due to the ongoing road repairs along Station Road in Edgware.

First, Completely Kids, the clothes store, pulled down the curtain as the shop-front was impossible to see with the ugly roadside barriers and machinery turning the street into a real eye-sore.

After pressure from the owner’s partner, the site foreman agreed to lower the height of the barriers but it was not enough as business dried up.

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Winston abuse is unwarranted. He must be given a chance

By Danny Caro, March 26, 2009

When I broke the story about Ben Winston being appointed caretaker-manager at Wingate & Finchley, it did not surprise me that criticism of the appointment hit our MSFL messageboard almost immediately.

It’s a sad state of affairs that postings slating the former London MaccabiLions boss started to arrive before he had even been given the chance to prove himself. As expected, Ben answered his critics in the best possible manner, steering the team to a 2-0 victory against a Tilbury team who chairman Aron Sharpe “did not think they would beat”.

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Neasden rediscover winning ways

By Danny Caro, March 26, 2009

North West Neasden A eased into the quarter-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy after thumping Premier Division rivals Faithfold A 4-0. Lee Bibring (2), Ben Ellis and TJ Keterman completed the rout.

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Right to reverse Big Brad decision

By Danny Caro, March 25, 2009

It’s not often that authorities receive praise so I would like to take this opportunity to say well done to the Premier League for overturning Brad Friedel’s red card against Liverpool.

As a member of the goalkeeper’s union, and a Liverpool fan, I couldn’t believe it when Martin Atkinson dismissed the American stopper after the clash that saw Fernando Torres tumble to the ground and set up Steven Gerrard for a penalty to complete his hat-trick.

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Winston appointed as caretaker-manager at Wingate

By Danny Caro, March 20, 2009

Ben Winston is the new manager of Wingate & Finchley after former Arsenal player Martin Hayes parted company with the club by mutual consent.

Hayes took over from Michael Stone last month after Stone moved to Rushden & Diamonds. But, with the team lying seventh in the Ryman League Division One North table and in playoff contention, they suffered five defeats in the six matches he was in charge for.

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Israel name squad for Greece double-header

By Danny Caro, March 19, 2009

Israel manager Dror Kashtan has named his squad for the World Cup qualifying double-header against group leaders Greece.

Lying second in Group Two, one point behind the Greeks, Israel hosts Otto Rehhagel’s side on March 28, before travelling to Heraklion for the return fixture four days later.

Premier League stars Yossi Benayoun, Tal Ben Haim, Tamir Cohen and Ben Sahar head the 24-man squad though Pini Balili and Roberto Colautti are among notable absentees.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures. Now I’m rocking!

By Danny Caro, March 19, 2009

I’ve never been one to do things by halves and when I put my mind to something, I give it 110 per cent focus and commitment. I recently decided to start a get fit (again) campaign and am well on the road to recovery.

In week nine of detox, I’ve lost just over two and a half stone since cutting out the comfort foods I’ve been consuming since depression set in over missing the cut for the Great Britain Maccabiah cricket team.

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Cup kings Chigs finish with a flourish

By Danny Caro, March 19, 2009

Braces from Adam Hakimi, Steve Summers and Sam McCarthy eased Chigwell Athletic A into the third round of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup as they ended Glenthorne United B’s run with an 8-1 victory.

Hakimi’s opener was cancelled out by a long-range effort from David Blackman. Parity was restored as Summers found the net. The Premier Division high-flyers finished strongly with Hayden Smith and Dean Ben Yosef completing the job.

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Team of the week: 20th March 2009

By Danny Caro, March 19, 2009

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Team of the week: 13th March 2009

By Danny Caro, March 13, 2009

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