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

There are some soccer rivalries that go beyond what occurs on the field. The needle between some of the game’s most illustrious names spans across various cultural and historical demographics, with deep-rooted factors contributing to the angst between those out on the pitch and the supporters in the stands. For […]

Iconic el Clasico moments: Ronaldinho bewitches the Santiago Bernabeu [VIDEO]
Iconic el Clasico moments: Ronaldinho bewitches the Santiago Bernabeu [VIDEO]

Real Madrid 0-3 Barcelona, Nov. 19 2005 We’ve all seen how tough it can be to appease the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Real Madrid supporters have immaculately high standards for their own players and should they fall short of them, regardless of the opposition, they’ll make their feelings […]

Everton’s win bodes well for club’s Europa League chances
Everton’s win bodes well for club’s Europa League chances

There have been a plethora of faux turning points for Everton this season. The earliest came after Phil Jagielka’s last-minute thunderbolt at Anfield salvaged a 1-1 draw. The wins away against Wolfsburg and Young Boys were also expected to trigger something of a revival and the home draw at Manchester […]

Iconic el Clasico moments: Raul silences Barcelona’s Camp Nou in 1999 [VIDEO]
Iconic el Clasico moments: Raul silences Barcelona’s Camp Nou in 1999 [VIDEO]

While the clutch of the world’s best players in situ at both Barcelona and Real Madrid make “El Clasico” the most hotly anticipated match in the globe today, the rivalry between these two illustrious sides has stretched back over various generations and a host of cultural and political demographics. Naturally, a […]

Southampton can renew European dreams with win against Chelsea
Southampton can renew European dreams with win against Chelsea

The upcoming clash between Chelsea and Southampton looks set to resemble the final embers of those grueling stages towards the end of the Tour de France. After the taxing, convoluted mountainous period, the race for home starts in the South-East. But a lot of those riders who have poured endeavor […]

Former Chelsea players de Bruyne and Lukaku seize control of their futures
Former Chelsea players de Bruyne and Lukaku seize control of their futures

Neither Kevin de Bruyne or Romelu Lukaku seemed to be under that much pressure to leave Chelsea. The Belgian duo weren’t forced out of the Stamford Bridge door, rather it was their own respective willingness to play regular first-team soccer that prompted the pair to seek pastures new. And while the […]

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

While the race for the Premier League title looks dead in the water, there are a host of enticing battles still to be played out in English soccer’s top flight. Perhaps most intriguingly, the race to finish amongst the top four spots and secure UEFA Champions League football for next […]

PSG must show renewed purpose to unravel Chelsea
PSG must show renewed purpose to unravel Chelsea

There’s an ominous aura that accompanies Chelsea and their illustrious manager at this stage of the season. The Blues’ 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final was quintessential Jose Mourinho, as the Stamford Bridge outfit bolted the back door shut before nicking two scruffy goals. It was […]

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

The Premier League takes a backseat this weekend, as the eight remaining teams in the FA Cup look to book their spots at Wembley for the semi-finals. Some intriguing quarter-final matches were plucked out of the hat too. Two of the most illustrious names in English soccer will go head-to-head in […]

Brendan Rodgers’ deserves huge credit for Liverpool’s late-season surges
Brendan Rodgers’ deserves huge credit for Liverpool’s late-season surges

Liverpool’s thrilling run to the finish line in last season’s Premier League was indisputably the highpoint of the campaign. While the Reds were knocking around in the upper reaches of the table during the early exchanges, their spellbinding streak of victories during the run-in—including a whopping 11-game winning run—took them to […]

Vincent Kompany’s poor form a product of Manchester City’s overall malaise
Vincent Kompany’s poor form a product of Manchester City’s overall malaise

The display turned in by Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany against Manchester United during a 4-1 win last season at the Etihad Stadium is not one you forget in a hurry. At the heart of Manuel Pellegrini’s back-four, the Belgian was an indomitable presence, shutting out the Red Devils forwards with […]

Europa League Round of 16: Draw, preview and predictions
Europa League Round of 16: Draw, preview and predictions

The UEFA Europa League is a competition that gets a lot of stick, but the last-32 of the tournament did plenty to endear itself to the watching soccer stratosphere. And the draw for the last-16 of the tournament has stirred anticipation once again, with some intriguing ties plucked out of the […]

Why the Premier League needs to fix deteriorating atmospheres in English stadiums
Why the Premier League needs to fix deteriorating atmospheres in English stadiums

One thing that stood out when tuning into the UEFA Champions League matches over the last couple of weeks was the thunderous atmosphere conjured by a plethora of sides involved. Teams like Bayer Leverkusen, Juventus, Schalke, Paris Saint-Germain and Shakhtar Donetsk—at a stadium that wasn’t even their own, no less—were […]