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North Terrace News: Tuning up for the Cup?

Shanghai Shenhua continue their late-season dead-rubber run-in with a Hongkou visit of Guizhou Renhe this Saturday. With the side’s form having tailed off alarmingly of late, can the boys in blue lay down a marker in their last home run-out ahead of the cup semis?

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Hong Kong Round Up: Premier League Kicks Off, ATV to Broadcast Live Games

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings a regular round-up of latest news and developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR.

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The North-East View: A win, a break and the hope of retaining a top ten spot

The international break gives teams around the world the chance to recuperate and have longer to work on ironing out some issues.

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Pub Talk: China need to get the finger out before Australia

This week your pubbers return to the pub to discuss the recent international break. Bcheng is once again in despair at the national team’s faltering progress, if you can call it that.

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North Terrace News: Stumbling to Safety

Having completed another undefeated series of Shanghai Derby matches, the remaining 2014 CSL season holds little interest for Shanghai Shenhua.

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China’s “Football city” facing wipeout – Dalian Aerbin in crisis

Financially-troubled Dalian Aerbin’s could go to the wall after the city’s FA said it would block any attempt by a potential new owner to move the club to their hometown, Nanjing.…

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Canton derby moves up a gear as pre-registration for tickets opens

Whilst the Canton Derby may lack the niggle and off-field antics of that between Beijing and Tianjin or the history of the many derbies in Shanghai, the rivalry in Guangzhou is growing by the year and this season’s end of September derby may well be the biggest yet.…