Danny Caro

Berlin bonanza will be a whole new ball game, says Collins

By Danny Caro, July 23, 2015

Daniel Collins leads his Team Maccabi GB stars to Berlin this week declaring “win medals at the European Maccabi Games and change your lives forever”.

The GB Head of Delegation says there is an overriding feeling of excitement ahead of the largest ever gathering of Jewish athletes in Germany.

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Zahavi guides Tel Aviv into next round of Champions League

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

Maccabi Tel Aviv set up a third qualifying round clash against FC Viktoria Plzeň in the Champions League after cruising past the challenge of Maltese minnows Hibernians on Tuesday night.

The Israeli champions won the second leg 5-1 to claim a 6-3 success on aggregate.

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Peter Morrison Trophy to remain national from round one

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

This season’s Peter Morrison Trophy will remain a national competition from round one, organisers have announced.

The format was criticised by teams from London after an overhaul at the beginning of last season, with former winners Faithfold withdrawing after being paired a team from the Manchester Jewish Soccer League in the early rounds.

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Turgeman steers Maccabi Haifa past Norwich City

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

A first-half strike from Alon Turgeman earned Maccabi Haifa condemned Premier League new boys Norwich City to their first pre-season defeat in a friendly in Kufstein, Austria.

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Cyril Anekstein Cup round one draw

By Danny Caro, July 21, 2015

Premier Division Oakwood A are one of only four teams in action in the opening round of this season's Cyril Anekstein Cup after 30 MGBSFL sides received byes.

Holders Norstar London Raiders A and last season's runners-up Hendon United Sports Club A have been guaranteed places in round two following Monday night's draw.

CYRIL ANEKSTEIN CUP ROUND ONE DRAW

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Israel claim Davis Cup victory over Slovenia

By Danny Caro, July 19, 2015

Israel maintained their Europe/Africa Group 1 Davis Cup status after beating Slovenia.

Israel stormed into an unassailable 3-0 lead in Tel Aviv, with Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub winning their respective Singles rubbers before Sela teamed up with Ben Patael to win the doubles.

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Stop pointing fingers and get your finger out

By Danny Caro, July 16, 2015

It's easy for people to take pot shots at social media and point fingers regarding the drop in numbers in the MGBSFL. But that won't achieve anything.

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‘This is no crisis ... declining numbers are a sign of the times,' says Wolff

By Danny Caro, July 16, 2015

David Wolff admits he is deeply concerned about the future of the MGBSFL after only 34 teams registered for the forthcoming season.

Former champions North West Neasden are the biggest casualties, while AC Whetstone, Jewdinese, King Crown, KS Reunited and Shacharit Donetsk have also disbanded, which means the league has been restructured with just three divisions.

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MGBSFL down to 34 teams for new season

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2015

The MGBSFL will feature just 34 for season 2015/16 and it has lost a division in a new structure.

Blizzard Storm and Camden Park have profited from the new format and accepted the offer of promotion into the Premier Division.

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Europa League success for battling Beitar

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2015

Omer Atzily and Dovev Gabbay steered Beitar Jerusalem into the second qualifying round of the Europa League following a hard-fought victory over Odabasy.

After a goalless first leg in Kazakhstan, Atzily broke the deadlock 16 minutes into the first half at Teddy Stadium in in Jerusalem.

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Maccabi Haifa to play Norwich City

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Maccabi Haifa will play Premier League new boys Norwich City in a pre-season in Austria on July 20.

The 12-time Ligat Ha’Al champions will meet the Canaries at the Kufstein-Arena in Kufstein.

A Norwich spokesman said: “The teams are in the same region at the same time during our respective training camps and we’re looking forward to the game.

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Giorgi ready to go again

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Camila Giorgi offered no excuses after tumbling out in the third round of the Ladies Singles.

Giorgi, 23, went on to Court 1 with impressive victories over Lara Arruabarrena and Teliana Pereira under her belt but she was far from her best against the fifth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki.

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Erlich ready for Davis Cup test

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Jonathan Erlich believes his epic run at Wimbledon will stand him in good stead for Israel’s forthcoming Davis Cup clash against Slovenia.

Erlich and partner Philipp Petzschner set the men’s doubles competition alight with some scintillating tennis after coming through the qualifiers, playing in their first tournament together.

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Hartsbourne top of the Glancy tree once again

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

Hartsbourne regained the Glancy Trophy following an impressive performance at Bonnyton Golf Club in Glasgow.

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This year’s Wimbledon has been a real love affair

By Danny Caro, July 10, 2015

There’s been a real family feel around Wimbledon this week. First I had Jonathan Erlich telling me about the difficulty in spending time away from loved ones. Then, on the other side of the coin, American prodigy Emil Reinberg revealed he goes everywhere with his. Likewise Camila Giorgi, whose dad is rarely out of sight. He simply lives, eats and breathes tennis.

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Wimbledon review Erlich beaten by Murray in semi-finals

By Danny Caro, July 9, 2015

Jonathan Erlich's heroic run at Wimbledon ended at the semi-final stage after he and Philipp Petzschner were beaten in a four-set thriller on Centre Court on Thursday night.

The pair came through the qualifiers before mounting an excellent run in the Men's Singles but their hopes were shattered by Jamie Murray and John Peers.

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Wimbledon Day Eight Erlich storms into Men's Doubles semis

By Danny Caro, July 7, 2015

Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner marched into the semi-finals of the Men's Doubles competition at Wimbledon.

Erlich of Israel and Petzschner of Germany upstaged second seeds Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Court 18.

Dodig and Melo took the first set 6-4 but Erlich and Petzchner rallied superbly to take sets two and three 6-2.

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Milch looking forward to returning to 'home of boxing'

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Tony Milch is keen to impress upon his return to York Hall later this month.

Light-middleweight Milch is in top shape as he looks to register his eighth victory since turning professional in Bethnal Green on July 18.

"Preparations are going very well,” said Milch, who lives in Highgate.

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Erlich targeting doubles glory at Wimbledon

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Jonathan Erlich is on a mission to put Israeli tennis back on the map, but he wants to win the Men’s Doubles title at Wimbledon first.

Having won the Australian Open in 2008 with Andy Ram, Erlich is this year partnering Philipp Petzschner, the 2010 champion, and he could face fellow Jewish player Scott Lipsky in round two.

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Scrabble to return to the MGBSFL

By Danny Caro, July 6, 2015

Former MGBSFL champions Scrabble are returning to the league after a lengthy absence.

The club won their first Premier Division title in season 1997/98 and retained the crown the following year.

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