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Author Archives: Matt Jones

About 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

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From This Week’s Round of 16 Games

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BVB

The first legs of every last-16 Champions League tie were concluded this week and we’re beginning to establish a clearer picture of who looks likely to be challenging for the European Cup come the final in Lisbon on Saturday May … Continue reading

The Experience Of Attending Away Matches In London: The Heart Of English Football

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heart-of-english-football1

After witnessing Everton lose 1-0 to Tottenham in their recent Premier League outing in undeserved fashion, I decided to hold off on penning this piece. Not because the team had lost — I’ve fronted up previously, before you accuse me … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League: What We’ve Learnt From the Opening Round Of 16 Games

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Arsenal v Bayern Munich

The Champions League is back in earnest after the first-legs of the opening four knockout ties were played this week. As is typically the case with Europe’s premier club competition, we’ve already had our fair share of quality, controversy and … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Team-By-Team Guide: Preview, Likely Lineups, Key Players and Predictions

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CL Preview

The resumption of the UEFA Champions League knockout phase is the prime indicator that the serious business is about to kick off in European soccer. It’s crunch time, in short, and teams will resume their respective European commitments with dreams … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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Cazorla

Prepping this piece, I was very tempted to make this week’s feature a “Top Ten” games to watch, such is the outstanding calibre of the matches on offer this weekend. But for continuities sake, I decided to stick with five. … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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Borini

If you’re completely fed up of the deadline day hyperbole (hang in there, not long to go now), then you’ll be glad to know there is a heap of soccer to watch this weekend. Yep that’s right. No rumours, no … Continue reading

Experiencing the Merseyside Derby In Person at Anfield: The Heart Of English Football

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heart-of-english-football1

Right, just to forewarn you all, if you’re upbeat after making it through to Wednesday and feeling pretty decent as a whole, this write-up might be best avoided; I don’t want to drag you down. We’ve got loads of brilliant … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Week

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Suarez FK

We’ve been a little spoilt this week. The domestic cup competitions in Spain and Italy have provided some excellent midweek entertainment, and have set us up nicely for another weekend crammed with wonderful action. But once again, we’re treated to … Continue reading

Juan Mata Capture Will Be A Catalyst For A Prosperous Summer Window At Old Trafford

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Mata

David Moyes looked as though he’d rather be anywhere else than at Old Trafford after Vito Mannone’s penalty save sent Sunderland to Wembley. As his eyes closed with forlorn disbelief, he depicted a man riddled with dejection and hopelessness. He … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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Chica Chels

Right, here we go again. Clubs are back into the swing of things after the winter break and the early rounds of the domestic competitions in England and Spain have been boxed off. So teams should have total focus on … Continue reading

Why It’s Time To Scrap Unwanted and Outdated FA Cup Replays

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FA Cup

Picture the scene: It’s FA Cup third round weekend and non-league Macclesfield Town are hosting Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. Steve Williams has just scored a lovely equalizing goal for the underdogs with 12 minutes to go, and a woefully out … Continue reading

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Liverpool and Everton Renaissance Can Only Mean Good Things For Roy Hodgson And England

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Rodgers Martinez

As a region, Merseyside is currently awash with positivity when it comes to soccer-related matters. Supporters of a red and blue persuasion have been equally boisterous about the prospects of their sides as we kick-off 2014, with Liverpool and Everton … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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Messi Getafe

After a festive hiatus, domestic football is back in earnest across Europe. Whilst the Premier League continued to plough on through the December months, the vast majority of European leagues underwent a winter break. Most of the major leagues have … Continue reading

It’s Time To Accept Simulation As An Undesirable Yet Unpreventable Part Of Soccer

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Januzaj

Despite the clamour to hang, draw and quarter those players who like to take a tumble at the slightest touch, you must have a certain degree of, well, maybe not sympathy, but understanding as to why they fall to the … Continue reading

Experiencing The ‘Magic’ Of The FA Cup: The Heart Of English Football

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heart-of-english-football1

I admit it, I fell a little bit out of love with the FA Cup this past weekend. Don’t get me wrong, if Everton were to win the trophy this season I’d be celebrating until the 2015 final, but that … Continue reading

Experiencing Premier League Matches In Person During the Christmas Holidays: The Heart Of English Football

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heart-of-english-football1

A winter break? Say it aint so. The festive period is without doubt my favorite part of the English football calendar. Games come thick and fast, the third round of the FA Cup is on the horizon and it’s the … Continue reading

Everton Is The Perfect Place For Ross Barkley To Realize His Enormous Potential

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Barkley Swans

Bet you can guess what the most requested haircut will be in Merseyside this festive period: “Just shave it all off, lad.” This stems, of course, from Everton’s skin-headed assassin Ross Barkley and his marvelous showing that helped fire Everton … Continue reading

The Top 5 Must-See Soccer Matches On Television This Weekend

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Mata Arsenal

After a few weeks of running this feature, we’re starting to get the hang of picking out some cracking games for your viewing pleasure. Last weekend, we had 24 goals from our five feature games and this weekend we have … Continue reading