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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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    Pub Talk: CFA Cup mysteries, Manchester United’s no-show and this weekend’s action

    It’s hot hot hot outside the pub! You’re dynamic pair use the hot weather as an excuse to cool off with some nice beer. Quite a few topics covered this week, just dive right in and join the fray! BCheng: Welcome back to the pub, Shanghai Ultra, in the weeks we’ve been away, there’s been […]

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    Who needs the Manchester Derby when you have the Shanghai Derby?

    The last minute cancellation of the Manchester Derby tells us an awful lot about where Chinese football is at right now on several fronts. From millions spent on top foreign players but nothing on basics like playing surfaces, to European clubs’ true attitude towards China, to what is a real derby anyway, these are all […]

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    Pub Talk: Up for the two-legged cup? And is Li Tie’s mid-week national team outburst inharmonious?

    There’s a lot to talk about this week and no time to indulge in small-minded ridicule. Without further ado, order a pint and please join in the discussion at the bottom of the page. SU: Good evening B, how’s it going? BC: Everything’s made better when I’m here in the pub with a brew and […]

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    Igloo Talk: Hulk, the cup, Shandong’s woes and can slippery Sven survive at Shanghai SIPG?

    It’s hot outside, so Shanghai Ultra is keen to escape into the cold confines of the Igloo Pub. Bcheng joins him with Bjork playing on the radio and a selection of traditional pub eats imported from a budget UK frozen foods store. Hulk is on the agenda this week – is he worth the money […]

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Shanghai Shenhua to investigate “provocative and offensive” Japanese flag stunt

Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have launched an investigation after an individual wearing the team’s colours apparently waved a Japanese flag emblazoned with the Shenhua logo at a match between a rival Shanghai club and a Japanese side. The incident took place at last week’s Asian Champions League match which saw Shanghai SIPG  triumph […]

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WC Qualifying Preview: Wins over Maldives and Qatar unlikely to send China through

With a new manager and not much hope, China are set to play their final two World Cup qualifiers over the next week. Gao Hongbo takes charge as the Chinese look for six points against the Maldives and Qatar with half an eye on events elsewhere as they try to secure a best runners-up spot. WEF tries […]

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Dongbei Focus: Dalian sides host action but fail to deliver

The absence of Super League football this week meant that all the dongbei action was focused on League One and one city in particular, Dalian. Both of the city’s teams were at home over the weekend but neither of them were able to take advantage of playing on home soil. Dalian Transcendence 0-0 Wuhan Zall […]

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Xujiahui News: Derby draw and continental conquest as SIPG head into the international break

Shanghai SIPG’s indifferent early-season form continued this week with a disappointing showing in Friday evening’s Shanghai derby, followed by a much improved display in the Asian Champions League as Gamba Osaka visited Shanghai Stadium on Tuesday night. Xujiahui News takes a look back at the two performances as the club heads into the international break. […]

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Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Tianjin Teda derby quick takes

Last night saw the Men in Green open their 2016 campaign against local rivals Tianjin Teda and it was played out to a mind numbingly boring 0-0 draw. Alberto Zaccheroni’s side didn’t look like they were ready for the new season and while it is easy to be hard on them, it needs to be […]

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Dongbei focus: Super League teams fail to impress, Dalian sides bring home six points

Not one point was won among the North-Eastern Super League teams this week so it fell to their League One counterparts to pick up the pieces as they kicked off their 2016 campaigns. The two Dalian sides secured full points in their opening games as they hit the ground running. Super League Jiangsu Suning 2-1 Yanbian Fude […]