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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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Hong Kong Round Up: SAR’s Stirring World Cup Qualifying Run Ends in Doha

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. Hong Kong’s spirited World Cup qualifying run has come to an end with a 2-0 away defeat against Qatar in Doha. After a series of positive results and two […]

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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 […]