Danny Caro

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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Israel manager faces uncertain future

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, October 14, 2010

EURO 2012 The future of Luis Fernandez, the Israel manager, hangs in the balance after back-to-back defeats against Croatia and Greece left the team's hopes of qualification hanging by a thread.

Israel went down 2-1 at home to Croatia followed by the same scoreline in Greece on Tuesday night. Two goals from Spurs midfielder Niko Kranjcar resulted in defeat at the Ramat Gan Stadium with Etay Shechter's strike in the last 10 minutes coming to no avail against Croatia.

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Victory for Liverpool FC

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

The last couple of years have clearly been a bit of a rollercoaster for Liverpool supporters.

All Reds fans could do with some good news right now and hopefully, today’s news that owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett cannot stop their boardroom rivals who sanctioned the sale is a big step in the right direction. Good riddance I say.

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Benayoun heads to Finland for surgery

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

Yossi Benayoun will travel to Finland on Sunday and undergo surgery on his ruptured achilles tendon the following day.

The Chelsea midfielder consulted a leading Swedish specialist in London this week who confirmed the diagnosis of Israel national team Dr. Mark Rosnovsky and an MRI scan at Assouta Hospital in Tel Aviv that Benayoun had a badly torn achilles tendon.

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Israel crash in Greece

By Danny Caro, October 13, 2010

Israel’s Euro 2012 hopes are hanging by a thread after they suffered their second defeat in four days, going down 2-1 in Greece.

Going into the Group F qualifier on the back of a 2-1 home defeat against group favourites Croatia, Israel manager Luis Fernandes went into the game with a 4-4-2 formation, making five changes from the starting XI at the weekend. But they were still missing injured captain Yossi Benayoun.

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Hasid double delight for Mancunia

By Danny Caro, October 12, 2010

A Moshe Hasid double helped maintain Republic of Mancunia’s title dreams as they overcame Oakhill Lions in the MJSL.

With four key players out for Mancunia this was a test on the quality of their squad and they certainly stepped up.

After a couple of early attacks by Oakhill, Mancunia got into gear and took control of the game after a few half chance. Hasid created two great chances for himself but was unable to get past Oakhill keeper Lyons.

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Hawks win Hendon derby

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Hendon Hawks Under 9's secured a memorable victory over Hendon Inter Schools.

The Hawks got off to a flyer, grabbing an early lead through Dan Silver following a through ball by Joseph Plienar to Dan Cohen who set up Silver for the eventual winner.

The Hawks had to resort to a defensive game in order to hang on to the lead which they did fantastically well. With Hendon Hawks playing with two up front they still continued to threaten Hendon Inter School's goal but were unable to increase the lead.

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Hawks soar past HMH Haifa

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Hendon Hawks Rovers netted nine times to overcome a resilient HMH Haifa to secure a 9-3 victory in the Maccabi National Junior League.

Hawks Rovers are looking unbeatable this season after grabbing maximum points from their opening four games. They opened the scoring with some good teamwork which opened up the Haifa defence for David Amor to net his 19th of the season.

Akiva Restan waded in on the action after a brilliant one-two with Amor before striking the ball past the Haifa keeper.

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JC Olim League week one round-up

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

The first JC Olim League, the league created by the Olim communities around Israel, comprises nine teams with Jewish footballers from all over the globe represented. This summer saw three new teams enter the league and the pre-season hype and uncertainty ended as the league kicked off on Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Ashdod.

Playing at the floodlit Tel Aviv University pitch, league veterans Jaffa FC hosted new boys Aviv City FC. This hard-fought season curtain-raiser was won comfortably (7-1) in the end by Jaffa.

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Five-star FC Team maintain title hopes

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

FC Team boosted their Middlesex County League Division One title hopes with a 5-0 demolition of FC Romania at Salisbury Hall.

Delayed by heavy traffic on the North Circular, Team manager Mitch Young was worried his team would be flustered after only arriving five minutes before kick off but this was never in danger of happening.

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South Manchester cage the Falcons

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

South Manchester took a point from Manchester Falcons, the league leaders who had previously swept all before them, scoring 18 goals in four games.

The first half was a rugged affair with the best chance falling to Simon Davies who headed over when unmarked from a corner.

South had caused themselves problems losing the ball from a couple of their own set pieces but the back four stood firm.

The second half saw more attacking from both teams and only a fantastic defensive header from man of the match Darren Brewer kept South level.

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Israel edged out by Croatia

By Danny Caro, October 11, 2010

Two first-half strikes from Spurs’ midfielder Niko Kranjčar helped Croatia move two points clear at the top of Euro 2012 qualifying Group F as they beat Israel 2-1 at the Ramat Gan National Stadium.

Israel went into the game without captain Yossi Benayoun and Celtic midfielder Biram Kayal as the absence was felt as the visitors took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first 45 minutes.

The hosts were given an early warning when Ivan Rakitić fired a shot against the base of the post inside seven minutes.

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Golden Graham looks like top serial striker

By Danny Caro, October 7, 2010

Defence is the best form of attack. That is the belief of Southgate Harmen A manager Dan Uzan who masterminded his team's 4-1 victory over defending champions North West Neasden A, Harmen's first-ever victory in the top-flight.

The Division One new boys were written off by many at the start of the season but they silenced their critics with midfielder Ben Graham blasting home a stunning hat-trick. Recent signing Kane Swerner completed the rout. Bradley Sharp grabbed a consolation for Neasden.

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