Cahill v SJZ

Xihu Insider: Disappointment for Greentown’s young guns against Shijiazhuang

After securing an opening day victory for the first time since the 2011 season, Hangzhou Greentown headed to Hubei to face Shijiazhuang Ever Bright on Sunday. How would they fare against a team looking to bounce back from a home defeat in round one? Following an encouraging performance against Changchun last week, manager Myung Bo-Hong stuck […]

Ten man Henan scrape by Chongqing for 1-0 win

A scrappy affair that saw six yellow cards and one sending off was won by a defensively solid Henan against Chongqing. Both Henan and Chongqing opened the season to surprise wins against title contenders. Henan’s new Swedish forward Osman Sow scored on his debut and Henan proceeded to sit back defending against Shanghai SIPG for […]


North Terrace News: Shanghai derby to jump-start 2016

It’s the big one. Everyone’s favorite shipping conglomerate welcomes the city’s narcoleptic giant for the first edition of 2016’s Shanghai derby. Expect goals, drama, and more likely than not a red card or two… A fallen champion For years Shenhua were top of the pile – with the city’s traditional power winning all four of […]

Cahill celebrates

Xihu insider: Can Cahill stir a sleeping dragon in Zhejiang?

Tim Cahill, the former Everton, NY Red Bulls and Shanghai Shenhua midfielder arrived at Hangzhou Greentown this summer through unexpected circumstances after being released to make room in the squad for more glamourous and, arguably higher profile stars such as Fredy Guarin and Obafemi Martins. Browsing the comments sections of a few football websites this […]

Ha Tae-goon celebrates

Dongbei focus: Yanbian return to top league after 16 years, Yatai struggle against Greentown

This week saw three dongbei sides back in action as the 2016 Super League season kicked off. Changchun and Liaoning were hoping to kick-start their respective campaigns with three points after a disappointing finish last season. Newcomers Yanbian Fude were looking to make a good first impression and continue their fairytale as they took on […]

Changchun Hangzhou 2016

The North-East View: Familiar feeling as Changchun lose league opener

Changchun Yatai left fans with a familiar disappointing feeling after suffering a 2-1 loss to Hangzhou Greentown in their first league match of 2016. Yatai got off to a bad start when Greentown’s Chinese Taipei international midfielder Chen Po-Liang scored after just four minutes of play. It took Greentown just 18 more minutes to extend […]