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

A Premier League record could be broken on Saturday afternoon, in a repeat of a fixture last season that produced one of the most thrilling games the competition has ever seen. That match is one of two from English football’s top flight, which feature on our list this week. The […]

Where have all the personalities in English football gone?
Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they’ve worked with in years gone by. The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, […]

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

There’s another stellar weekend of soccer in store from around the world, as domestic action returns for a significant spell after the final international break of 2015. And what better way to kickstart our weekend of action than with arguably the biggest club soccer game anywhere in the world, El […]

What Everton can (and should) do before the January transfer window
What Everton can (and should) do before the January transfer window

The season, so far Ninth place is probably where most would expect Everton to be come the end of the season, so the team’s current standing in the table, occupying the aforementioned spot, could constitute an average start. It merits some degree of progress. After the dreary 2014-15 term, Roberto Martinez […]

Everton’s best starting XI of all-time
Everton’s best starting XI of all-time

(GK) Neville Southall Undisputedly, the finest man to ever don the goalkeeper’s jersey for Everton, Neville Southall’s career with the club spanned a staggering 17 years, in which he won two league titles, two FA Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Stylistically, the Welshman was ahead of his time. Not […]

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

When an established elite side are performing badly, you can’t help but watch. In the case of Chelsea, who have been in meltdown since the first day of the Premier League campaign, that’s been the case for a lot of fans, transfixed by the deterioration of class players and the […]

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

While a lot of the European leagues have settled down, for those in the United States, the competition is bubbling up to an intriguing climax. Indeed, this Sunday will see the conference semi-finals get underway in the MLS Cup and there are a couple of standout encounters included in or […]

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

At this stage of the domestic season there are regularly teams who have strung together a surprise run of early results. But as we edge closer to November, there seem to be a lot of sides, many who were written off before the campaign got underway, thriving in the upper reaches […]

Examining why two-footed footballers are so rare in soccer
Examining why two-footed footballers are so rare in soccer

Soccer is a sport of aesthetic delights. The ball crashing into the net off the underside of the crossbar, a perfectly timed sliding tackle, a goal in front of a raucous away end, a dinked finish over the goalkeeper; they’re minor facets which strike a chord with the game’s fanatic […]

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

After a surprisingly entertaining international break, domestic soccer is back on the menu around the globe again this weekend. And while this week’s quintet of must-watch games don’t quite compare to the previous round’s almost perfect weekend of fixtures, there are still a plethora of tremendous matches to savor. There’s […]

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

Soccer fanatics in years to come will look back on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, and wonder if there’s ever been a day of action that rivals it. Across the globe there are a host of gripping clashes to savor between elite teams, bitter enemies and title competitors. Fans with an eclectic tastes would […]

Sergio Aguero’s inconsistent form poses a conundrum for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero’s inconsistent form poses a conundrum for Manchester City

In amongst what has been a whirlwind start for Manchester City in the 2015-16 season, the performances of Sergio Aguero have been a little overlooked. With just three goals scored in 10 appearances so far in all competitions in the early stages of this campaign, the Argentina international has been […]