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
Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Sometimes a weekend of soccer works out perfectly. It’ll be varied, including games from different leagues, at different times, with plenty riding on them. Thankfully, this weekend looks set to be one of those. Five quality games all spread nicely over two days from arguably the five most exciting leagues […]

Why it’s time to consider David Silva amongst the Premier League greats
Why it’s time to consider David Silva amongst the Premier League greats

It’s not often home supporters come out of their stadium after a poor result in awe of an opposition player. Usually, your own side’s unsatisfactory performance, a dubious refereeing decision or any kind of subsequent emotional veneer clouds judgement. But Manchester City’s David Silva managed to achieve the aforementioned rare […]

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

La Liga and Serie A are the two latest European leagues to get underway this week and we’ve picked one match from each division as part of our quintet of must-see matches. In addition, Sunday sees what looks set to be a tantalizing clash between two of the most high […]

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

Domestic soccer in Europe is back in full swing and that means the return of our weekly piece picking out the best five games for you to savor this weekend. The Premier League is into its second round of matches and Sunday will see two tantalizing clashes played, which could have […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: West Bromwich Albion
2015/16 Premier League team preview: West Bromwich Albion

When West Bromwich Albion drafted in Tony Pulis midway through last season to replace Alan Irvine, the club essentially guaranteed itself a Premier League future. But as the Welshman gears up for his first full campaign at the helm of the Baggies, he faces quite a challenge. After all, West […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: West Ham United
2015/16 Premier League team preview: West Ham United

Before delving into the minutiae of West Ham United’s upcoming campaign, it’s worth noting that this is a hallmark season for the London club. It’s their last season at the iconic Boleyn Ground before they become the new tenants of the capital’s Olympic Stadium and they’ll be desperate to sign […]

2015/16 Premier League preview: Watford
2015/16 Premier League preview: Watford

Alongside Bournemouth, Watford were the other team to be automatically promoted from the second tier last season. But the Hornets couldn’t have done things much more different to Eddie Howe’s side and as they gear up for a campaign under new manager Quique Flores, this team is very much an […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Sunderland
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Sunderland

It was the same old story for Sunderland in 2014-15; start with a vibrant manager with momentum from the previous campaign, fall into a mid-season lull, bring in someone new, regroup, stay up. As the Black Cats begin this season with Dick Advocaat at the helm, there’s a sense things […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Swansea City
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Swansea City

Southampton received plenty of praise for their unexpected seventh place finish last season, but Swansea City, who were much less lauded, were only four points off Saints in eighth position. Perhaps the fact more people weren’t heralding the Welsh outfit’s top half finish is a measure of their astounding progress […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Tottenham Hotspur
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed an intriguing first campaign under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, with the club eventually finishing in a respectable fifth place. But there was an underlying sense that for Spurs, the campaign could have yielded so much more. After all, not only did the north Londoners lose a […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Stoke City
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Stoke City

In his two years at the helm of the Britannia Stadium, Mark Hughes has made understatedly excellent progress with Stoke City Taking over from Tony Pulis, who forged the side in his own gnarly image, was never going to be an easy task. But Hughes has preserved the pragmatic principles […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Norwich City
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Norwich City

After a one-year hiatus from the top flight, Norwich City are back in the big time. And after beating local rivals Ipswich Town and then Middlesbrough in the final of the playoffs, the Canaries have returned to the Premier League in the most desirable way possible. They’ll fancy their chances of making […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Newcastle United
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Newcastle United

Is ever really wise to do a season preview for Newcastle United? After all, the only things we can really say with any certainty is that the team will play in black and white stripes, their crowd will be passionate—whether for the team or against the owners—and there will, at […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Southampton
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Southampton

Southampton’s story last season was one regularly recited; and rightly so. The club’s ability to sell and sign genuine quality was an inspiration to those teams a little short of the elite level. Granted, they did fall away late on, but Ronald Koeman’s side would have been delighted with a seventh place […]

2015/16 Premier League team preview: Manchester United
2015/16 Premier League team preview: Manchester United

In his first full season in charge at Old Trafford, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was given an easy ride in the eyes of many. But after another summer of significant transfer activity at the club, the Red Devils boss will be acutely aware that some progress must be made […]