Andrew McKirdy

Andrew McKirdy is a sports writer for The Japan Times. His main beat is soccer, but he has also covered rugby, tennis, volleyball, golf and even tug-of-war. A native of the Scottish Borders, he has written for The Scotsman newspaper and organized filming for a program on Japanese soccer for ITV television.

For Andrew McKirdy's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Vissel aiming for the stars with or without Podolski

/ Feb 20, 2017

Vissel aiming for the stars with or without Podolski

Vissel Kobe's reported summer move for former Germany striker Lukas Podolski has made global headlines, but manager Nelsinho believes the players already at the club can lay the foundations for a J. League title challenge this season. Turkish media last week reported that World Cup-winner ...

Suzuki leads Antlers past Reds in Fuji Xerox Super Cup

/ Feb 18, 2017

Suzuki leads Antlers past Reds in Fuji Xerox Super Cup

Substitute Yuma Suzuki scored an 83rd-minute winner as J. League champions Kashima Antlers maintained their dominance over Urawa Reds with a 3-2 victory in the Fuji Xerox Super Cup on Saturday. Antlers beat Reds on away goals in last season's championship final to win the ...