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    Coaching in “hard mode” in China’s second division – Gary White’s Shanghai Shenxin turnaround

    STOP PRESS: Shortly after this interview was completed, Gary White’s contract with Shanghai Shenxin was not renewed, despite an impressive record at the second tier club. What follows is the interview as conducted just before the Chinese football management merry-go-round spun once more. —- Gary White took over a free-falling Shanghai Shenxin back in May […]

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    China 0-0 Qatar: Disappointing result overshadows greatly improved performance in Lippi’s debut

    A disappointing result has overshadowed what was otherwise a very bright beginning to the Marcello Lippi era, as China failed to make their superiority pay in Kunming. Roared on by a boisterous crowd, Lippi’s men had the best of the play from start to finish but couldn’t make it count, meaning they remain bottom of […]

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    Cheng: Lippi the best, only choice for China

    Marcello Lippi will lead China for the first time tonight as the team faces off against Qatar in a World Cup Qualifying match in Qatar. While qualifying for 2018 is close to an impossibility, after Gao Hongbo’s resignation, Lippi was the only possible choice. Granted, it was less than seven months ago I declared that […]

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    China vs Qatar WC Qualifying Preview: Debuting Lippi won’t have it easy in must-win Kunming clash

     Marcello Lippi’s China host Qatar in Kunming on Tuesday night needing a win to have any hope of reviving a seriously wounded World Cup qualifying campaign. There are reasons to be optimistic about the appointment of the veteran Italian, but Qatar arrive in China with ambitions of their own and will not be pushovers under […]

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    Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part two

    Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The second of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s more recent history, and that of the teams and […]

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Jiangsu Smash Shanghai Shenxin In Fa Cup Fourth Round

On a rainy night holders Jiangsu Suning beat China League One side Shanghai Shenxin 3-0 in the fourth round of the China FA Cup 2016 China FA Cup Fourth Round Jiangsu Suning 3 Ramires ’47 Jo ’86 Wu Xi ’89 Shanghai Shenxin 0 Jiangsu came out fighting as Ramires just missed connect on to a […]

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Xihu Insider: Greentown secure a long overdue victory ahead of Guoan cup tie and a north east trip

Can Hangzhou Greentown build on an unexpected victory to progress in the cup and finally escape the suffocating clutches of the relegation zone? Tan Yang on hand to resuscitate Greentown’s season As the final whistle sounded around a rain soaked Huanglong, the emotion etched on the faces of the Greentown players was clear for all […]

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North Terrace News: Cup or bust once again for Shenhua following Gongti beating

For the third time in as many years, Shenhua reach the halfway point of the season with little more than pride to play for in the league and the CFA Cup representing their sole hope of glory, silverware and continental qualification. Felix Magath steers an ailing Shandong into town Wednesday night – can Shenhua make […]

Guangzhou Evergrande stay top with victory over challengers Jiangsu

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. beat Jiangsu Suning to stay in pole position as the season approaches the halfway point. Lots of excitement for the top of the table clash between reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. and title hopefuls Jiangsu Suning. Jiangsu still had caretaker manager Tang Jing in charge but recently appointed manager Choi […]

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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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North Terrace News: capital showdown for resurgent Shenhua

Shanghai Shenhua came through a tough double gameweek with a pair of impressive performances and expected results. Is the 2016 China Derby their opportunity to take advantage of an ailing Beijing Guoan? Bogey Team v1 Shenhua appear to be the only side who can reliably stop Hebei China Fortune FC. In a game much of […]