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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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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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North Terrace News: Shenhua aim to extend Liaoning’s winless home run

From the deep south to the far north – Shanghai Shenhua head from last weekend’s defeat down in Guangzhou up to Shenyang this weekend to take on the most ironically named club in the league – Liaoning Whowin. Great goals, shame about the game It was something of an odd contest at a soaking-wet Tianhe […]

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Xihu Insider: ‘Generation 93’ glad to see the back of April after dismal run of results

Xihu Insider looks back on a month to forget for Greentown who having failed to capitalise on the promise of their early season form. Dubbed ‘Generation 93’, the youthful squad will no doubt be glad to see the back of April in which they slid down the CSL table. Yilmaz blitz sees off Greentown The […]

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Hong Kong Round-Up: Chan Yuen Ting Makes History and Eastern Win Premier League

History was made in Hong Kong on April 22nd 2016 as Eastern clinched their first league title since 1995 and Chan Yuen Ting became the first female manager to lead a male team to a top tier football league title for the first time in history anywhere in the world. More remarkable still is that […]

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North Terrace News: Evergrande a tough mayday assignment for Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua get the holiday weekend underway with the tough trip to Tianhe. Can they take the momentum of last weekend’s rebound victory over Hebei with them, or will the wounded beast of the home side continue their domestic dominance? Hebei win difficult to evaluate Was last Sunday’s much-needed home win a routine victory over […]

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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 […]