Andy West

Andy West

Andy West is a sports, culture and politics writer originally from the UK and now living in Barcelona. Follow him on Twitter at @andywest01.

Recent Opinion

  • 3 days ago

    Conte’s final fling?

  • 1 week ago

    Has this been a good season for Man United?

  • 2 weeks ago

    In defence of defence

  • 3 weeks ago

    Salah shining but has more to prove

More from Andy West

  • 1 month ago

    League marathon more valuable than cup sprint

    APRIL 21 — Pep Guardiola made an interesting point this week, celebrating Manchester City’s triumph in the English Premier League by arguing that a league title is more...

  • 1 month ago

    European drama shows the best of sport

    APRIL 14 — Isn't that just why we love sport? Heading into this week's Champions League quarter-final second legs, it appeared that there was very little to get excited about....

  • 1 month ago

    Local derbies falling short of expectations

    APRIL 7 — This weekend’s European football calendar is dominated by a pair of big local derbies which aren’t quite carrying the significance we had hoped or expected at this...

  • 1 month ago

    Cricket the winner in Aussie national scandal

    MARCH 31 — Did you hear about the national scandal that has erupted in Australia this week? An event that has shaken the nation to its core and left grown men in tears? It’s...

  • 1 month ago

    The heart-warming Zalgiris story

    MARCH 24 — You’ve got to love Zalgiris Kaunas. I’m sure many of you have absolutely no idea who or what Zalgiris Kaunas might be, but bear with me because their story is a...

  • 2 months ago

    How good are Liverpool?

    MARCH 17 ― It’s an interesting question, and one which I’m not sure anyone could claim to answer with any confidence. They are, of course, a very good team, and Jurgen Klopp...

  • 2 months ago

    Chelsea’s striking problem in Barcelona

    MARCH 10 — If Chelsea want to know the scale of the task they face on Wednesday night, they only have to look as far back as last weekend. The Stamford Bridge club are preparing...

  • 2 months ago

    Dembele under pressure in title decider

    MARCH 3 — Ousmane Dembele has endured a tough time of things since becoming the second-most expensive footballer in the world last summer. The French forward was signed by...

  • 2 months ago

    United’s season at stake in Mourinho and Conte showdown

    FEBRUARY 24 ― The big game in the English Premier League this weekend sees the biggest winners and losers from the midweek Champions League fixtures go head to head. Well,...

  • 3 months ago

    Asensio’s time to shine

    FEBRUARY 17 — The much-anticipated battle of superpowers in the Champions League on Wednesday night ended up being decided by substitutions, and one of the men to shine from the...

  • 3 months ago

    European football season enters final push

    FEBRUARY 10 — Now it gets serious. The European football season can be split roughly into three segments, all around three months in length. The first phase, from August to...

  • 3 months ago

    Mourinho stuck between two worlds

    FEBRUARY 3 ― Jose Mourinho appears to be stuck. He appears to be stuck between his defensive, cautious, counter-attacking instincts and the more expansive, exciting style of...

  • 3 months ago

    So near, but so VAR

    JANUARY 30 ― The use of technology to support football referees in their decision-making process has been a hot topic for a long time. And it has never been the subject of more...

  • 3 months ago

    Rocket Man still standing

    JANUARY 28 — In case you missed the news, Elton John made a big announcement this week. After more than half a century of writing and performing music virtually without a break,...

  • 3 months ago

    Super-bot Federer v2 marching on

    JANUARY 27 — I have a theory about Roger Federer. Actually, it’s not my theory at all — I’ve stolen it from somebody else. And it’s not about Roger Federer — it’s...