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Author Archives: Matt Jones

About Matt Jones

Matt has been writing for World Soccer Talk for more than two years, contributing pieces about myriad topics and regularly lending his voice to the podcast. Matt has covered games live for the website from a host of venues, including Wembley, London and the ANZ Stadium, Sydney. He is a regular at Goodison Park where he watches his beloved Everton, but harbours an unyielding interest in all aspects of European soccer. You can get in touch with Matt via e-mail at mattjones@worldsoccertalk.com or on Twitter @MattJFootball

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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Sundays are typically the best day of the week for soccer supporters. You can lay on the couch sampling a string of engrossing games with thoughts of the Monday morning alarm locked away at the back of your mind. And … Continue reading

5 Recommended Blogs For Soccer Fans

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We all love perusing the excellent content here on World Soccer Talk—why else would you be here!?—but there are plenty of other wonderful blogs that provide excellent content when it comes to the coverage of the beautiful game. So while … Continue reading

Poor Form of Premier League’s Top Clubs Making For The Most Competitive Season In Years

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If you were to ponder the current emotions of supporters from all 20 Premier League teams, only a small proportion would be completely content with the start their side has made to this engrossing season. Chelsea and Southampton have began the … Continue reading

Playacting In Soccer Will Continue As Long As Authorities Fail to Stamp It Out

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There have been a plethora of occurrences in recent weeks when players have reacted in bad to minor provocation. Christian Benteke and Gaston Ramirez were both sent off in games against Tottenham Hotspur for needless, erratic lapses in concentration. Both … Continue reading

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Timeless Samuel Eto’o Already Proving His Immense Worth To Everton 

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Signing players in the twilight of their career who have sampled illustrious glories always comes with a measure of risk. Having achieved all of their major ambitions, does the desire still linger? Do they still have the class to cut … Continue reading

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they’re typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you’ve got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you’ve got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane … Continue reading

Liverpool Mustn’t Panic When It Comes To Divock Origi

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Origi

Soccer has become a game that’s very much needs must if you’re looking to compete at the sharp end of the spectrum. So at this relatively early stage of the season, if it becomes apparent that a top side needs … Continue reading

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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Domestic soccer makes its return this weekend, and as is often the case on the back of an international break, some intriguing results will be anticipated when various teams take to the field for a host of enticing matches. We’ve got two … Continue reading

Examining The Boca Juniors vs. River Plate Rivalry Ahead of Copa Sudamericana Clash

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River Plate's (top) and Boca Juniors' supporters cheer for their teams

Derby matches capture the essence of all that’s wonderful about soccer, and while there are magnificent examples of these clashes across the globe, there are few more passionate, colorful and hostile than when Boca Juniors and River Plate meet in El Superclasico. … Continue reading

Scotland vs. England: Focus On Steven Naismith Caps A Remarkable Rise For Everton Man

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Rewind 12 months and there are few who will have branded Steven Naismith as a key man for neither club nor country. But on the cusp of Scotland’s friendly clash with England—a match that is ”more than a friendly” as … Continue reading

Wayne Rooney Will Be Revered as an English Great, But He Should Have Been So Much More

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Wayne-Rooney

When Wayne Rooney earns his 100th cap for England against Slovenia in the Three Lions’ upcoming European Championships qualifier on Saturday (live at Noon ET on ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com in the US), it will be another wonderful achievement for the … Continue reading

Is It Time to Consider a Boycott of FIFA and World Cups 2018 and 2022?

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FIFA’s latest revelations regarding the bidding processes for the World Cups in 2018 and 2022 have done little to shift the air of corruption that has emanated from the organization for an uncomfortably long stretch. It was a process that … Continue reading

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Week

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Are we a little too harsh on international soccer? While it’s typically been perceived as a mere blemish on the domestic landscape, some revamps to the various competitions seem to have given teams an edge, thus facilitating a much more … Continue reading

David Moyes Deserves Credit for Taking on Real Sociedad Challenge

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Moyes

After an ill-fated spell at Manchester United, David Moyes went from one of the most revered and respected managers in the English game to a commodity not too far short of a laughing stock. His reputation sullied, the 51-year-old went … Continue reading

A Brief History Of The Modern Rivalry Between Liverpool And Chelsea

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Traditionally, soccer’s great rivalries are founded and fed by political and geographical demographics. It’s those age-old guidelines that make the rivalry between Liverpool and Chelsea a peculiar one. There’s a clear, longstanding needle between the two teams, but the classic … Continue reading

Everton Continue To Impress In Europe, As James McCarthy and Romelu Lukaku Shine

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The current campaign was always going to be a season of firsts for Everton. For Roberto Martinez, that was the case on a number of fronts, with the Catalonian having to deal with European football and all the accompanying connotations … Continue reading

Bayern Munich’s Domestic Stranglehold is the Only Factor Preventing European Domination

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Just over 13 months ago, Bayern Munich produced the kind of performance that makes soccer supporters revere in awe at what they’re witnessing. The Bavarians dismantled Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium, taking the English outfit apart with a display … Continue reading

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

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There are moments that typically come to define an entire season, and in the Premier League this weekend, the fixture computer has churned out a pair of matches that stir memories of unhinged drama from campaigns gone by. Those two … Continue reading