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
Everton Faces an Ideal Opportunity to Accrue Some Vital Impetus in Clash Against City
Everton Faces an Ideal Opportunity to Accrue Some Vital Impetus in Clash Against City

That’s right, for Everton—who have lost four consecutive Premier League games—a match against Manchester City—the in-form, reigning champions—is the ideal game to breath some life back into their stuttering campaign. Still with me? As is obvious already, the aforementioned premise isn’t based entirely upon recent tangible evidence. The Toffees have […]

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

Barcelona’s final day La Liga decider with Atletico Madrid was one of the highlights of 2014 and the two sides will meet again this weekend for the first time since that encapsulating afternoon. In addition to that enticing clash, we’ve got two fascinating matches from Italy to savor and a […]

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

New year, new you, but still loads and loads of great soccer. The dawn of a new year brings one of the most exciting weekends of the English football season—even if it is spread over five days this time round—as the FA Cup reaches the third round stage. La Liga […]

Collective Effort Needed to Awaken Everton from Their Midseason Slumber
Collective Effort Needed to Awaken Everton from Their Midseason Slumber

Evertonians sampled defeat for the second successive Boxing Day on home soil, but unlike a year ago, there were major concerns emitting from those supporters in attendance and in the following hours on social media. Last season, Everton—reduced to 10 men early on—laid siege to the Sunderland goal at Goodison […]

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

We’re on the cusp of the Christmas period, and although that might mean different things for clubs scattered across the globe, the need for points is no less vital. It’s conceivable that there’s no worse feeling than going into a winter break on the back of a defeat after all, […]

Wilfried Bony Cementing Himself as One of Premier League’s Top Strikers
Wilfried Bony Cementing Himself as One of Premier League’s Top Strikers

Attacking players can hurt defenses in a myriad of different ways. Some go about their job with a brute physicality, never letting a defender settle, imposing themselves aerially and generally being a nuisance. Others are a little more subtle, dropping into space, utilising their in-game intelligence and exerting their technical […]

Frank Lampard Can Still Play a Vital Role for Manchester City
Frank Lampard Can Still Play a Vital Role for Manchester City

As the twilight of players’ careers typically approach, pace, intensity and fitness typically dwindle. But for those few who have made a career out of sticking the ball in the back of the net, that desirable attribute of being in the right place at the right time rarely deserts them. […]

2014 FIFA Club World Cup Preview and Where to Find Games on US TV
2014 FIFA Club World Cup Preview and Where to Find Games on US TV

Being crowned as the champions of world club soccer doesn’t command the reverence you might expect. The FIFA World Club Cup often disrupts the domestic campaigns of a host of teams involved and subsequently, it’s seen by many supporters as a hindrance to their side’s quest for major honors closer […]

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

Momentum is a word that’s thrown around regularly in soccer, and it’s a valuable, intangible commodity for managers. Especially at this time of year with the fixtures coming up thick and fast ahead of a frenetic festive period. The best way to accrue some momentum is arguably by beating a […]

Everton USA Launches Website And Official Affiliation With Club
Everton USA Launches Website And Official Affiliation With Club

Everton have announced a new partnership with Global Football America, the company that runs the Toffees’ official supporters’ club—Everton USA—in the United States. The agreement, which is the first of it’s kind in European football, will see the Toffees provide various offers to their supporters from the USA via new website, […]

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

It’s almost that time of year again. When the games come thick and fast, when every night of the week yields an intriguing clash to sample. But for some leagues the action is fast approaching an intriguing climax. The MLS Cup final is the showpiece match of what’s set to […]

Why It’s Time For Everton To Replace Tim Howard According to an Evertonian
Why It’s Time For Everton To Replace Tim Howard According to an Evertonian

Tim Howard was thrust into stratospheric standing amongst Americans with his heroic performances at the World Cup. Lauded by all, branded as the “Secretary of Defense,” indulging in nonchalant phone calls with the President and co-commentating Premier League games for NBCSN; it’s little surprise the 35-year-old is bringing a book out […]

5 of the Worst Owners and Chairmen In English Football History
5 of the Worst Owners and Chairmen In English Football History

Every now and then we all get a little bit frustrated with the higher-ups at of our respective clubs. We all want to see a little more money invested, a few more players drafted in and a dose of extra ambition shown.  But there are some chairmen and some owners […]

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

Sundays are typically the best day of the week for soccer supporters. You can lay on the couch sampling a string of engrossing games with thoughts of the Monday morning alarm locked away at the back of your mind. And for those who love a lazy Sunday, this might just […]

5 Recommended Blogs For Soccer Fans
5 Recommended Blogs For Soccer Fans

We all love perusing the excellent content here on World Soccer Talk—why else would you be here!?—but there are plenty of other wonderful blogs that provide excellent content when it comes to the coverage of the beautiful game. So while we encourage you continue checking in here to find out […]