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    Pub Talk: Does the China derby matter? Can Jiangsu get back in the groove against Evergrande?

    Shanghai Ultra and Bcheng hide out in the pub as the political sparks fly on the other side of Eurasia… As always, it’s just about the football… Pull up and hide with us. Shanghai Ultra: Hello there B, the weather is heating up, but the pub is just the place to seek cooling. BCcheng: Yes, […]

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    Chinese FA mulls rule change to cut number of foreign players in CSL

    In a policy adjustment which could have significant ramifications for the CSL, the Chinese FA is considering reducing the number of foreigner player clubs can register, in time for the 2018 season. The news emerged at CFA meeting in Guizhou province yesterday. According to a Tencent Sports report, no final decision on the policy has […]

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    Pub Talk: Can Guangzhou Evergrande ever be stopped?

    The week the pubsters are back after roundly defeating evil hackers. Pull up a pue and join in the chant. SU: Pub time again B, it’s been a while BC: It certainly has, this is a crazy month with two major international tournaments going on and lots of CSL action, let’s get to it! SU: […]

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    Hong Kong Round-up: Pegasus Win Cup Double While South China Progress 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. The Hong Kong football season has been one of the most memorable in recent times with historic moments in an action packed year. The national team’s memorable games against […]

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    Pub Talk: Evergrande and “Fighting Suning” knocked out, how far can Chinese teams go in Asia?

    This week in the pub the “games of interest” continue rolling in and the Asian Champions League really humiliating and shocking third place finishes of certain teams are discussed. So just join in and go with the beer flow. Alright? BC: We’re back in the pub after a week off due to early celebrations of […]

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Dongbei focus: More of the same in the Super League; Yifang move up to second while Transcendence drop

Once again, the three Super League sides disappointed with just Whowin managing to pick up a point this week. The Dalian sides pulled further apart from each other in League One after Yifang moved up to second and Transcendence dropped to second from bottom.  Beijing Guoan 0-0 Liaoning Whowin Another underwhelming performance from Whowin saw them […]

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Pub Talk: Are Jiangsu and Hebei the real deal? Why are Evergrande out of Asia already? And other pontification

An off-pitch WEF Pub expansion took place this week. What other oblique happenings have happened? Evergrande are the only Chinese team out of the ACL so far, your duo muse that. Shanghai Ultra is unamused by Shenhua’s latest failure in Nanjing, whilst it’s happiness and light in Beijing as Bcheng celebrates his team’s first goals. […]

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North Terrace News: Stumbling Shenhua welcome Hebei

Yet another sobering lesson from Jiangsu Sainty Suning casts Shenhua’s early-season fumbles in an unflattering light. Sunday evening sees the CSL’s other big-spending, undefeated side roll into town – will Hebei continue the Hongkou side’s woes? Same old Jiangsu, always winning It was the same old story once again in the Nanjing Olympic Stadium last […]

Guangzhou stay alive in AFC Champions League

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC beat 2-0 Pohang Steelers Tuesday night to keep their AFC Champions League hopes alive. Before the match Pohang coach Choi Jin-cheul said his side would come out looking for a win. Pohang had a better chance of qualifying for the knockout stage before the match with Guangzhou looking all, but eliminated. […]

Dongbei Focus: Super league sides disappoint again, Yifang continue good form

Another disappointing week in the Super League for the north-eastern sides with only two of the teams managing to pick up a point in this round of matches. League One saw Yifang continue their good form while Transcendence faced a tough match against the nouveau riche league leaders.  Super League Liaoning Whowin 2-2 Tianjin Teda Liaoning […]

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Pub Talk: Does Chinese football care more about TV than fans? SIPG bizarre kickoff time examined

We are heading to the real pub. So no time for any witty preamble. Dive in! BC: B Cheng and Shanghai Ultra back in the pub and I’m still crying in my beer, its not fun up north, but I hope things are going better in the south…. CW: The season continues it’s interesting start, […]