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

It’s the final weekend of domestic action in Europe, but with crucial league matches and major cup finals to sample, it’s probably the most intriguing round of matches we’ve had this season. Saturday will see the final of three major competitions, with the curtain set to come down on action […]

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

It’s all about survival in European soccer this weekend, with the key clashes in various divisions set to determine which teams will stay up. In England, the quest to preserve top-flight status will go down to the final day. Elsewhere, the top two sides in the MLS Eastern Conference go head-to-head […]

Pressure mounts on Newcastle’s John Carver after Derby sack Steve McClaren
Pressure mounts on Newcastle’s John Carver after Derby sack Steve McClaren

Derby County are set to confirm the departure of Steve McClaren imminently, potentially clearing the path for the former England boss to join Newcastle United next season. As reported by John Percy of the Daily Telegraph, the Rams have dismissed the 54-year-old after a poor domestic campaign that saw the club […]

A journey to West Ham’s Boleyn Ground: The Heart of English Football
A journey to West Ham’s Boleyn Ground: The Heart of English Football

There are few grounds that compare to West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground in the Premier League. Tucked away amongst a crowded corner of suburban East London, the walk up to the stadium itself from Upton Park underground station bristles with the kind of character that you’d expect from an historic […]

Premier League clubs chasing Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka
Premier League clubs chasing Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka

A Champions League final appearance for Paul Pogba might be enough to keep him at Juventus beyond a summer during which European soccer’s juggernauts are likely to come calling. But for Yevhen Konoplyanka and his long association with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, this Europa League campaign is almost certainly a parting gift. […]

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

With the majority of title races wrapped up in European football’s most prestigious leagues, focus has shifted to other facets of various divisions as soccer fans go in search of some excitement late on in the campaign. One league that still has a race of sorts ongoing is La Liga and […]

Primer on Bournemouth and Watford, teams promoted to Premier League
Primer on Bournemouth and Watford, teams promoted to Premier League

It’s always wonderful to see new names in the Premier League and next season we are poised to welcome two more. Bournemouth will be the latest side to join the top flight of English football, as they snatched the Championship title from Watford—who were also automatically promoted—on the final day of […]

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

The European leagues are beginning to draw to their various conclusions, with some divisions set for a processional finale while others continue to pulsate and encapsulate. While Spanish soccer may be subject to a suspension beginning next weekend, the race for the title in La Liga remains fascinating and this weekend […]

Manchester United must be patient with Memphis Depay’s precocious talent
Manchester United must be patient with Memphis Depay’s precocious talent

The tussle for Memphis Depay’s signature looked as though it was going to be one of the most complex transfer stories of the summer. But great credit must go to Manchester United, who, despite a wealth of classy competition, confirmed an agreement between themselves and PSV Eindhoven is in place […]

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

It’s getting to the stage of the season when any slip ups can have critical consequences for a team. With just a clutch of games to go, a win can make an enormous difference, but a poor performance or an individual error can render all the hard work done over […]

Why the animosity between Everton and Wayne Rooney has abated over time
Why the animosity between Everton and Wayne Rooney has abated over time

Just over ten years ago, Duncan Ferguson turned his finest performance of many in Everton colors. The rumbustious Scot rolled back the years on an atmospheric evening at Goodison Park, running amok amidst a terrified Manchester United defence and scoring the winning goal for the Toffees in a famous 1-0 […]