• Hulk joins SIPG – An incredible boost for the CSL or an incredible waste of money?

    Brazil international Hulk is set to join Shanghai SIPG in the coming days in a deal valued at €55 million from Zenit St. Petersburg. The versatile forward, 29, scored 56 goals in 97 Russian Premier League games for his former side following a similarly successful spell with FC Porto and has also represented his country […]

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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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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 […]

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Dongbei focus: Super League teams fail to impress, Dalian sides bring home six points

Not one point was won among the North-Eastern Super League teams this week so it fell to their League One counterparts to pick up the pieces as they kicked off their 2016 campaigns. The two Dalian sides secured full points in their opening games as they hit the ground running. Super League Jiangsu Suning 2-1 Yanbian Fude […]

FC Tokyo and Jiangsu Suning play to bore draw

Jiangsu Suning and FC Tokyo played to a dull draw in AFC Champions League on a cold night in Tokyo. AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP E FC Tokyo 0 Jiangsu Suning 0 A tight group saw the match begin with Jiangsu only one point above both Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and FC Tokyo. Jiangsu started off their […]

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Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Jingjin Derby Matchday Notes

The long awaited and long overdue opening of Beijing Guoan’s 2016 season takes place today as the Men in Green take a short trip down the road and visit Tianjin Teda in an exciting “derby” match to start the season. Tianjin is coming off a disappointing home defeat to an unimpressive Guangzhou R&F side over […]

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Zheng Zhi out of national team as Gao puts his stamp on the side

Gao Hongbo has once again taken on the tall task of righting the Chinese national team after the firing of a “premier” foreign manager. Facing an uphill battle as China needs victories against both the Maldives and far stronger Qatar if they have any hope of advancing to the next round, Gao’s taken things in […]