Author Archives: Matt Jones

About Matt Jones

Matt Jones is an Everton supporter living in Merseyside, England. He has a enormous passion for the Toffees and travels far and wide to watch them in action. Not to mention an significant interest in all aspects of European football. Completely at ease with the fact he is a football nerd, Matt has a huge interest in tactical and statistical side of the game. Matt’s writing has featured on Soccerlens, Bleacher Report and in the Liverpool Echo. Follow him on Twitter for more football chatter @MattJFootball

Why Liverpool Will Be Better Off Without Clint Dempsey

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For as many transfer windows as I can remember, Fulham have always had to endure negative speculation regarding the departure of key players. Brede Hangeland and Mark Schwarzer have often been linked with the more illustrious sides in the league, … Continue reading

Premier League Weekend Preview: Gameweek 1

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So here we are again, on the cusp of another Premier League season. After a three month amnesty during which we have tried to fill the footballing void with a plethora of other sports and competitions, the real thing is … Continue reading

Will Jack Rodwell Become Another Forgotten Englishman Rotting Away On The Bench?

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There is a top player inside Jack Rodwell… somewhere. During his years at Everton he has shown, admittedly in glimpses, that he has virtually every attribute required in order to shine in the Premier League. He is naturally two footed, … Continue reading

Should the FA Community Shield Be Played Overseas?

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Chelsea v Manchester City The FA Community Shield 8.30am, Sunday, August 12, 2012 Villa Park, Aston Villa FC Live on FOX Soccer It’s around this time of year that I start getting particularly giddy about the prospect of a brand … Continue reading

Experiencing Olympic Soccer’s Brazil vs South Korea Match At Old Trafford

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I have to admit I was pretty disappointed that Team GB didn’t qualify for the semi-final of the Olympic games. I’d had tickets for the Old Trafford semi-final for a while and a Brazil/GB match would have always been my … Continue reading

How the Championship Is Improving the Quality of the Premier League

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In amongst the absolute chaos of Sergio Aguero’s goal and the unbelievable finish to the Premier League last campaign, there was another factor that was overlooked in review of what was overall a fantastic season. Because of Bolton’s failure to … Continue reading

Time Is Right For Everton To Offload Tim Cahill To MLS

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Ahead of his move to New York Red Bulls, I think it’s fair to say that Premier League defenders and corner flags alike will be glad to see the back of Tim Cahill. Signed from Milwall in 2004 for a … Continue reading

What Next for Robin Van Persie and Arsenal?

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“I am looking forward to helping the club to challenge for more honors. The squad is full of players at the top of their game, which they have proved by winning the Premier League” – Robin Van Persie (April, 2004) … Continue reading

Liverpool Fans Need to Give Brendan Rodgers The Time Needed to Turn On the Spanish Flair

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It was mentioned in some media outlets earlier this week that new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was invited to discuss some tactical ideologies with Spain manager Vincent Del Bosque. After Swansea City took to the Premier League with a swagger … Continue reading

Does Anyone In Britain Care About the Team GB Olympic Football Squad?

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For once it seems that football may take a back seat for Britons this summer, as the Olympic Games come to London.  For a collection of nations that are so fanatical about the Premier League, the SPL and their respective … Continue reading

How to Pick an English Premier League Team

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It’s often said that supporting a soccer team is a bit like a marriage. I could trot out the old cliches about “ups and downs” and “twists and turns.” But to be honest, some marriages don’t last, some people have … Continue reading

Italy vs England Preview

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The pressure and expectation that has burdened many an England side at major tournaments in the past seems to have been alleviated under Roy Hodgson. There weren’t many who had England as their tip to win these Championships. There were … Continue reading

With Or Without David Moyes, What’s The Outlook For Everton Next Season?

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In recent seasons, Everton has encountered continued branding as ‘consistent overachievers’. It’s a term which when applied doesn’t really make sense especially in football. For some, Everton finishing seventh last season was in itself an overachievement. Looking past the sales … Continue reading

Championship Play-Off Final Preview: West Ham United vs Blackpool

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It is often said that for a Football League player or a fan of a Football League side in England, there is no worse a footballing fate than being on the losing side in a Championship Play-Off Final. After 46 … Continue reading

2012 Champions League Final Preview: Bayern Munich vs Chelsea

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Chelsea is once again being tagged as underdogs ahead of this Saturday’s Champions League Final, a tag that may provide them with a reassuring familiarity as they tackle Bayern Munich on Saturday evening. Roberto Di Matteo’s side will be having … Continue reading

How the Bundesliga Is Having an Impact On the English Premier League

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One question that often pops up in the English football themed chatter that I have with my mates in the pub is “Which country should we go to, to watch a football game?” Whenever this has been posed in the … Continue reading

Your Comprehensive Guide to Sunday’s Premier League Season Finale

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So with the end of another memorable Premier League season in sight, there are still positions to be decided and silverware to be claimed. The final day can often be a nervous time for supporters around the world, with other … Continue reading

Liverpool vs Chelsea: FA Cup Final Preview and Videos

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In case you hadn’t realized, there has been quite a noticeable rivalry developing between Liverpool and Chelsea over the last decade or so. If we are to look back at recent seasons then many of the most significant, if not … Continue reading