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Final CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Shenhua and Guo’an steal the spotlight as transfer window winds down

The Chinese transfer window closed on February 26th and, with all clubs just confirming their final 30-man squads for the upcoming campaign, the dust has settled on the priciest flurry of transfer activity in Chinese history. Here, we take a look at all the moves last season’s top eight have made since between our last […]

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Guangzhou and Pohang play to a boring ACL goalless draw

In a game featuring Jackson Martinez and Paulinho in their first AFC Champions League game with a sea of familiar faces in the lineup, avid Guangzhou fans and neutrals alike were left bored. The whistle blew, the game started, and unfortunately no one was there to see it. The game was played to an empty stadium […]

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North Terrace News: Shanghai Shenhua 2016 Season Preview

We’re back! Following a winter laid low to lick their wounds, can Shanghai’s traditional power reassert themselves in 2016 with the Chinese Super League hotter than ever before following the January transfer window? North Terrace News evaluates the ins and outs, and Shenhua’s chances for the upcoming campaign. Exit 2015: More questions than answers As […]

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Computer used for first time as full 2016 Chinese Super League fixture list appears

Guangzhou R&F will host Ezequiel Lavezzi and Gervinho-totting Hebei China Fortune on the first match of the 2016 season on Friday March 4. The official CSL opening ceremony will take place the following day as Jiangsu Suning host Shandong Luneng. All eyes will be on the match in Nanjing as glamour Brazilian signings Teixeira and Ramires […]

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The North-East View: Changchun Yatai making early moves

Having finished 2015 in 10th place, Changchun Yatai have begun making early moves for a better 2016 campaign. Changchun improved their league standing last year, having finished 14th and 13th the previous two seasons, and are now looking to return to the level that fans expect of them. 8th place appears to be the long-desired […]

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CSL Transfer Round-up – Part 2: Suning’s record Teixeira signing grabs headlines as more foreign talent comes into the league

Yesterday we looked at what last season’s top eight have been up to in the transfer window, but things have really been busy with teams who finished lower down the pyramid. Jiangsu Suning and Hebei CFFC continue to spend astronomical sums and the former have broken the Chinese transfer record to bring in Alex Teixeira. […]