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
Spurs primed to move into Champions League spot with win against Arsenal
Spurs primed to move into Champions League spot with win against Arsenal

There are plenty that have been unyieldingly willing to dismiss Tottenham Hotspur this season. The club’s wonderful patent for turning around games and notching winners late on away from home has been attributed to luck by a lot, while the consistently sparkling form of various players have been branded as elongated purple patches. But […]

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

It’s not often we get to sample three of European football’s most iconic derby matches on the same day, back to back. The North London, Madrid and Merseyside rivalries capture the passion of a local rivalry like few other fixtures in the game. Each club involved has a rich history, longstanding […]

Everton loan the perfect chance for Aaron Lennon to revive his toiling career
Everton loan the perfect chance for Aaron Lennon to revive his toiling career

From an Everton standpoint, the modus operandi in the loitering embers of the winter transfer window was pace. Someone who replace the raw, capricious, direct void left by Gerard Deulofeu. Maybe someone who could add an effective edge to a ponderous attacking line-up. Perhaps someone hungry and willing to prove […]

Why West Ham could overtake Spurs both on and off the pitch in future years
Why West Ham could overtake Spurs both on and off the pitch in future years

These are exciting times for West Ham United. Not only is the current crop playing with a new-found gusto, not only are they eyeing up a potential European finish in the Premier League but beyond this encapsulating campaign—regardless of what it may or may not eventually yield—those who blow bubbles […]

The art of knowing when soccer players should move on in their careers
The art of knowing when soccer players should move on in their careers

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard have been generation defining players. Throughout the course of the Premier League era, they are talents that have embodied the values of their respective clubs and subsequently they will be forever associated with those teams. But there comes a time when even these players choose […]

Why Sebastian Giovinco will be a success for MLS club Toronto FC
Why Sebastian Giovinco will be a success for MLS club Toronto FC

Bringing in a big name player from a top European league is nothing new to the supporters of Toronto FC. Jermain Defoe, Michael Bradley and Julio Cesar all penned deals with the Canadian club last year to stir up understandable hyperbole, but as of yet, a coalescence of factors have […]

How Juan Cuadrado can transform Chelsea into a more lethal threat
How Juan Cuadrado can transform Chelsea into a more lethal threat

There are few players in European soccer that have both the ingenuity and industry to immediately improve this current Chelsea team.  After all, Jose Mourinho is a manager who boasts very bespoke principles and for the Blues to stumble across a talent of that calibre in January is something of a […]

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

The top two sides in the Premier League and the Bundesliga will go head-to-head this weekend in their respective divisions, providing a perfect beginning to what should be an engrossing weekend of soccer. German top flight football gets back underway after the festive hiatus and the league leaders visiting the […]

Who will be the first £100 million footballer?
Who will be the first £100 million footballer?

Deloitte’s annual investigation into the world’s wealthiest soccer teams revealed those lucky enough to be at the pinnacle of the game are making more money than ever. Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all secured revenues in excess of €450 million, tangible monetary gains that will […]

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

The FA Cup fourth round will see the Premier League temporarily put on hold, but there are some tantalizing ties to savor from this weekend’s games. Two of our selections come from the world’s oldest soccer competition; in addition we’ve got Dutch football’s biggest rivals coming head-to-head, a clash between […]

Toxic Toffees Sleepwalking Towards a Relegation Fight
Toxic Toffees Sleepwalking Towards a Relegation Fight

On Monday night, the Goodison Park crowd roared as a couple of excitable figures on the field put in an effervescent effort. It was a noise befitting of the old stadium’s revered atmosphere and arguably the loudest din to emit from the fans in attendance in what’s been an unrelentingly […]

Africa Cup of Nations Preview, TV Schedule and Predictions
Africa Cup of Nations Preview, TV Schedule and Predictions

Amidst a build-up of confusion and controversy, the 2015 African Cup of Nations is set to begin in earnest this weekend in Equatorial Guinea. The revised host nation stepped in in November to take over the mantle from Morocco after fears surrounding the spread of the Ebola virus. But the […]

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend
Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Weekend

The league leaders from France feature in the best five of the weekend for the very first time this season. And while they may be playing a team struggling for form, such is the quality possessed by this vibrant young side, they fit firmly into the bracket of “must watch”. […]