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    Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one

    Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The first of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s early history, and that of the teams […]

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    Cheng: “Perfect” loss to Korea needs to lead to win over Iran

    For over an hour on Thursday, it looked like China was headed for yet another embarrassing defeat, creating few chances and being dominated by Korea, but two late goals changed all the story lines. With a large contingent of Chinese fans in the stands and a ton of buildup going into the match, fans could […]

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    Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

    Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

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    Cheng: National team’s extra time leads to extra pressure

    While almost every league in the world played last weekend, the CFA decided it was best to start the CSL’s international break a week earlier. The end result is that while the team gets more time to practice, the bubble of pressure is built up even more. This is the first time China has gotten […]

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    Shenhua or SIPG? Choose one

    From following the English Premier League to the Chinese Super League. This is a first hand account of one expat football fan’s experience following Shanghai SIPG. It all started when I heard about a Shanghai SIPG supporters club that was offering season tickets for just 500 RMB, I couldn’t believe what great value it was […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua stumble to Tianjin with season in danger of slipping away

After a week which saw them crash out of the cup and throw away a 2-0 lead in a home banker, a listing Shanghai Shenhua need to right themselves immediately as the league run-in resumes. Deja vu all over again In a week which could have come straight out of the script of 2014 or […]

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Inspired South China Hold Cynical Johor Darul Ta’zim to Draw in AFC Cup

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. If there was a script for this remarkable game then it was clear that neither Hong Kong giants South China or AFC cup 2015 winners and Malaysian champions, Johor […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua must avoid holiday banana skin as Chongqing visit

Shenhua are bearing the flag for Shanghai football following a chastening week for their noisy neighbors. With destiny in their own hands, can Shenhua press home the advantage starting Friday evening? A point gained, if not earned A trip to in-form Guangzhou R&F promised to be perhaps the trickiest assignment remaining in the race for […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua head south looking to keep run-in momentum

The return of the CSL for the home stretch sees Shanghai Shenhua visit Guangzhou R&F for Sunday evening’s big game. Can the Hongkou side come out of their toughest remaining fixture and consolidate their position in the race for Asian Champions League qualification? How can I disappoint you? Let me count the ways… Although it feels a long […]

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Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

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Hong Kong Round-Up: High scoreline flatters home side against Cambodia

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Hong Kong Power Past Cambodia The national team have kept up their recent good form with a relatively comprehensive win over Cambodia in an international friendly match on September […]