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

  • 15 hours ago

    Ageing Germany on the brink

  • 1 week ago

    Uruguay dark horses in wide open World Cup

  • 2 weeks ago

    Messi on mission impossible in Russia?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Zidane gives life lesson

More from Andy West

  • 4 weeks ago

    Undersung Vazquez could be Real’s secret weapon

    MAY 26 — Ahead of tonight’s Champions League Final meeting with Liverpool, Real Madrid’s rich resources of attacking prowess are very well known. It all starts, of course,...

  • 1 month ago

    Conte’s final fling?

    MAY 19 — If this is the end for Antonio Conte at Chelsea, as seems to be generally assumed, he is surely ready to do everything he possibly can to go out on a high. The fate of...

  • 1 month ago

    Has this been a good season for Man United?

    MAY 12 — It’s been a strange season in the English Premier League, which comes to an end this weekend with pretty much nothing at stake. Manchester City wrapped up the title...

  • 1 month ago

    In defence of defence

    MAY 5 — There are two ways of looking at this week’s Champions League semi-finals. First, on Tuesday, the second leg between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich ended with the...

  • 1 month ago

    Salah shining but has more to prove

    APRIL 28 — It’s been quite a week for Mohamed Salah. First, Liverpool’s Egyptian star was named the Premier League’s player of the year by his fellow professionals, and...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 2 months 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....

  • 2 months 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...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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...

  • 3 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,...

  • 4 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...