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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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Guangzhou Evergrande stay top with victory over challengers Jiangsu

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. beat Jiangsu Suning to stay in pole position as the season approaches the halfway point. Lots of excitement for the top of the table clash between reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. and title hopefuls Jiangsu Suning. Jiangsu still had caretaker manager Tang Jing in charge but recently appointed manager Choi […]

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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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North Terrace News: capital showdown for resurgent Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua came through a tough double gameweek with a pair of impressive performances and expected results. Is the 2016 China Derby their opportunity to take advantage of an ailing Beijing Guoan? Bogey Team v1 Shenhua appear to be the only side who can reliably stop Hebei China Fortune FC. In a game much of […]

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Greentown outclassed by rampant Shenhua, a crucial transfer window opens and looking ahead to round 14

As another defeat, this time at the hands of Shanghai Shenhua, leaves Hangzhou propping up the CSL table, are Hangzhou doomed to relegation, or will the summer transfer window arrive in the nick of time to provide hope ahead of Hebei China Fortune’s trip to Zhejiang? Ba hat trick highlights gulf in class at Hongkou […]

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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: […]