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 US TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on US TV this weekend

The title races in England and Italy have been enthralling to watch this campaign, and as we move towards climax of the season in each country, the excitement only looks likely to increase. In England, the league leaders have gone from surprise packages to outright favorites and they’ll be heading […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

This season’s Premier League has been one of the most entertaining in recent memory and the coming weekend is set to be decisive in determining who finishes top of the pile at the end of the campaign. Two of the sides in amongst the hunt for glory meet in what’ll […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

A defining weekend looms large in La Liga, as the league leaders welcome the second placed side in what’s set to be a fascinating clash of styles. Elsewhere, Premier League soccer is on hold as sides resume their quest for FA Cup glory. There are two standout ties, including an […]

Cup loss leaves Evertonians short on belief in Roberto Martinez
Cup loss leaves Evertonians short on belief in Roberto Martinez

It’s very easy to get swept up in Roberto Martinez. You can see why, when he met Everton chairman Bill Kenwright for the first time in the summer of 2013, he talked himself into the job that was to be vacated by David Moyes. The Catalan is a tremendous orator, […]

Improving Leicester City must be considered genuine title contenders
Improving Leicester City must be considered genuine title contenders

Starting to believe yet? With just 15 games left of the Premier League season, Leicester City are three points clear at the summit of the table. After Arsenal toiled in a manner only they can against Chelsea and Manchester City dropped points against West Ham United, the Foxes capitalized with […]

Top 5 must-watch games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-watch games on TV this weekend

The Bundesliga is back on the agenda for fans of European soccer once again this weekend, with two of the top sides in the country going head-to-head in the marquee match of the round. The two favorites for the Premier League title are also in action in intriguing fixtures. The […]

Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players
Antoine Griezmann should be considered among the world’s best players

Playing up front for Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side cannot be easy. After all, in a team which is so focused on forging a cohesive shape, clearing danger quickly and frustrating opponents, attacking incision often seems as though it’s a secondary concern. But over the years the Madrid side have […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Although it’s often tagged unfairly as the most exciting league on the planet, this season the Premier League has been lived up to the billing. So even though three of our five selections are from English soccer’s top flight this week, there’s little doubt the matches will be jam packed […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

After a festive period that sees some divisions wind down and other leagues ramp things up, domestic soccer gets back to the regular grind again this weekend. The FA Cup will take center stage in England and there are a couple of standout clashes to enjoy this weekend from that […]

Zinedine Zidane must give Gareth Bale a starring role for Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane must give Gareth Bale a starring role for Real Madrid

Just hours on from Real Madrid’s decision to part ways with manager Rafael Benitez and replace him with Zinedine Zidane, rumors started to gather pace about what personnel will be make up the Frenchman’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu. Intriguingly, various reports suggested the man who has arguably been Los […]

Top 5 must-see soccer matches on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer matches on TV this weekend

The top section of the Premier League makes for pretty remarkable reading at this late point of the calendar year, with surprise leaders and sluggish champions. This weekend, the last before the calendar becomes convoluted with festive fixtures, will tell us plenty about the credentials of this season’s title challengers. […]

Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores has been the Premier League’s best manager
Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores has been the Premier League’s best manager

When Quique Sanchez Flores took over at Watford in the summer, many expected the club’s direction to change. He’s an exotic name, after all, and having managed Atletico Madrid to the UEFA Europa League crown in 2010, Flores came with a stellar reputation. Free-flowing, continental soccer was anticipated at Vicarage […]

Why Atletico Madrid look set to challenge again in La Liga
Why Atletico Madrid look set to challenge again in La Liga

Naturally, Real Madrid and Barcelona have hogged the spotlight in La Liga this term. The struggles of Rafael Benitez, the form of Neymar, the erratic play of Cristiano Ronaldo and an emphatic 4-0 win for Barca over their great rivals have been prominent in the Spanish press during the early […]

Top 5 must-see soccer matches on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer matches on TV this weekend

Serie A takes center stage this weekend, with four of the top five sides in the Italian top flight squaring off in what’s likely to be a bumper Sunday of soccer. Aside from those clashes, set to make a big impact on which teams are to be considered genuine challengers […]

Rampant Romelu Lukaku is only going to get better
Rampant Romelu Lukaku is only going to get better

Romelu Lukaku is brilliant. There are few who will deny the fact now. You only need to delve into statistics surrounding the young to realize that. The striker scored 100 career goals quicker than the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Earlier this term, he notched his […]

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe proving his managerial pedigree in Premier League
Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe proving his managerial pedigree in Premier League

“Eddie had a dream,” sung the hordes of Bournemouth fans tucked into the corner of Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. And for many of the 3,000 visiting supporters, this would have been a fantasy realized, as they celebrated a shock 1-0 win over Chelsea. Regardless of the troubles endured by […]

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

The curtain will come down on another gripping MLS season on Sunday evening, with the competition finale capping off what’s going to be a wonderful weekend of action across the globe. It’s one which begins on Friday, with two of Italy’s most illustrious names facing off in what should be […]