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    Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one

    Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The first of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s early history, and that of the teams […]

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    Cheng: “Perfect” loss to Korea needs to lead to win over Iran

    For over an hour on Thursday, it looked like China was headed for yet another embarrassing defeat, creating few chances and being dominated by Korea, but two late goals changed all the story lines. With a large contingent of Chinese fans in the stands and a ton of buildup going into the match, fans could […]

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    Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

    Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

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    Cheng: National team’s extra time leads to extra pressure

    While almost every league in the world played last weekend, the CFA decided it was best to start the CSL’s international break a week earlier. The end result is that while the team gets more time to practice, the bubble of pressure is built up even more. This is the first time China has gotten […]

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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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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: […]