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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

James McCarthy’s Return Will Help Everton To A Fruitful Festive Period

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McCarthy

Flying high in the table and cutting teams to ribbons with vibrant, offensive play, there has naturally been a lot of chatter about Everton this season. A section of it has been a little negative – perhaps born out of … Continue reading

Liverpool Revels Under Brendan Rodgers’ Blueprint; Sacked Andre Villas-Boas Should Take Note

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AVB BR

Identity is such an important concept in soccer. It’s formed by a variety of facets; from the badge, stadium, name, kit color and history. In the modern game, a key part of a team’s identity is the brand of soccer … Continue reading

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

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Kos MCFC

“I’m really tired.” “I don’t feel so good.” “You go on your own, I’ll only annoy you.” “What do you mean? I’ve already done mine!” Feel free to use any of the above excuses to help avoid Christmas shopping this … Continue reading

Experiencing the Thrilling Ride of Everton’s Last 2 Weeks: The Heart Of English Football

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What a week. It’s been a while since I last wrote about Everton, so let me fill you in on a wonderful few days for supporters of the club. I’d just about calmed down ahead of the home game against … Continue reading

Guide to All 32 FIFA World Cup 2014 Teams: Key Players, Predicted Line-Ups & More

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The draw and schedule for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been set in stone, but how much do you know of the 32 teams that will be playing in the tournament? World Soccer Talk has you covered with previews … Continue reading

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

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Bilbao

As we head towards the Christmas months, the soccer comes thick and fast. Whether teams are embarking on a convoluted set of festive fixtures or they’re looking to continue momentum up until the cusp of the winter break, getting December … Continue reading

The Merseyside Derby Experience: The Heart Of English Football

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The Merseyside Derby is a unique fixture. Granted, the ‘friendly derby’ tag is a little tired and not wholly accurate in the modern game. But supporters of Everton and Liverpool are a lot more accommodating and accepting of each other … Continue reading

Everton vs Liverpool Preview: Roberto Martinez Must Set A Positive Precedent In Maiden Merseyside Derby

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RM

As far as first impressions go, Roberto Martinez has made a pretty decent one at Everton. He is a amicable, studious and progressive manager. And these are all traits which have shone through in his early days at Goodison Park. … Continue reading

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

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Luis-Suarez-Celebration

With the World Cup roster settled, at long, long last we can look forward to extended spell of domestic soccer. Bliss indeed! And as some leagues start to simmer and take shape, others are drawing to a dramatic conclusion. The … Continue reading

Gerard Deulofeu Can Give Everton Merseyside Derby X-Factor

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Deulofeu

For so many years, Everton supporters have learned to fear the name ‘Gerrard’ in the build up to the Merseyside derby. But on the brink of the 221st meeting between the two sides, there is a name that might strike … Continue reading

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

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Ronaldo

Of all the international breaks on the soccer calendar, this one will probably be the most enjoyable. With the World Cup on the horizon and many of the play-off ties already in motion, we see some impassioned, dramatic and – … Continue reading

Where to Watch Serie A On US TV and Internet This Weekend: Gameweek 12

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Torino put an end to Roma’s perfect record in round 11, but the Giallarossi are still unbeaten and top of the Serie A standings. The Granata were the first team to avoid defeat against the capital club this season, securing … Continue reading

Interview With Patrick Barclay: The Art Of Football Writing

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In the latest of our Art of Football Writing series, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting to author and writer Patrick Barclay. In short, Paddy is one of the most talented and esteemed writers around. He has written for … Continue reading

Tottenham Have A Fine Framework In Place To Build Towards A Promising Future

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Spurs

There’s been a fair bit of criticism for Tottenham following their 0-0 draw with Everton. Second place was there for the taking for either side, but the two teams canceled each other out and a draw was ultimately a fair … Continue reading

The Experience Of Going to a Home Match at Everton’s Goodison Park: The Heart of English Football

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I still get those butterflies when I wake up on a match day. I remember going to my first ever game about twenty years ago and being gripped with anticipation and excitement. That feeling has never changed as I’ve grown … Continue reading

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

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Athens Derby

The top-class soccer is enjoyably relentless at the moment. Trawling through this weekend’s contests, I had another dilemma on what games to select for our weekly must-watch selection. So much so, that I’ve included a few honorable mentions this week. … Continue reading

Andre Villas-Boas is Correct About Subdued Spurs Support, But It’s Not Exclusive To White Hart Lane

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AVB

Tottenham’s manager Andre Villas-Boas took the brave step of criticizing his club’s own supporters after their 1-0 win over Hull City. Villas-Boas was unhappy with the atmosphere created for his players at White Hart Lane and was quoted post-match saying … Continue reading

Premier League Away Day Experience At Villa Park: The Heart Of English Football

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Villa Park is one of my favorite grounds in England. It’s what you’d call a proper stadium; home to an established club and accompanied by a set of knowledgeable, passionate supporters. The home of Aston Villa has preserved so much … Continue reading