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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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Xihu Insider: Temporary move brings attendance boost: Greentown buoyant ahead of capital away day

Having not checked in for a while, Xihu Insider discusses the rollercoaster of fixtures that were rounds 17, 18 and 19 of CSL 2016, a silver lining to being forced out of Hangzhou and previews Greentown’s upcoming game with Beijing Guoan. Greentown recover from a hiding in Jinan with impressive win against Tianjin Teda. On […]

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North Terrace News: Shenhua and Jiangsu resume a familiary rivalry with it all to play for

With an up-and-down week on the road ending on a high, Shanghai Shenhua welcome Jiangsu Suning to town with Asian Champions League qualification still a tantalising possibility, and looking to lay down a marker before once again locking horns at the business end of the CFA Cup. Saturday night at Hongkou sees the big match for CSL Round 21. […]

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Worker’s Stadium Revue: Cup glory or bust

It all comes down to these 90 minutes (and possibly penalty kicks). Beijing Guoan faces off against Guangzhou Evergrande tonight at Worker’s Stadium and needs to come up with a result after a 2-1 loss in the opening leg in Guangzhou. While Evergrande has the upper hand, the away goal Guoan scored in that match […]

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Tientsin Post: A painful loss in Guangzhou but better news off the field

Jacob Miles Davis brings his regular round-up of all the goings-on at CSL club Tianjin TEDA. Guangzhou R&F 3-2 Tianjin TEDA The 3-2 loss in Guangzhou was a bitter pill to swallow as Israeli international Eran Zahavi’s rebounded effort sailed past Yang Qipeng in the 89th minute to secure the win for R&F. It was […]

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League One mid(ish)-season review – part 2: Beijing teams struggle but signs of revival in Shenzhen

After looking at the top 4 in our last League One mid-season review, we now take a look at the fortunes of the teams placed between 5th and 8th over the first 18 rounds of the season. This includes two capital city clubs who are falling short of expectations, a Shenzhen side on the road […]

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League One mid(ish)-season review – Part 1: A fairytale brewing in Guizhou and only half of the “Big 4” show up

After a long hiatus, WEF’s regular League One round-up returns to bring you all the goings-on in China’s second tier. As fans of this column will know, there’s a lot to catch up on, but both of you can relax as we’re going to bring you mid-season reviews (3/5th-season reviews doesn’t have the same ring […]