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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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    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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Xujiahui News: SIPG fall to Henan in weekend of upsets

SIPG FC began their 2016 CSL campaign with a disappointing 1-0 loss to an industrious Henan Jianye side at Hanghai Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In a one-dimensional performance which appeared sluggish and frustrating throughout, the visitors ultimately succumbed a close-range tap in from new Henan signing, Osman Sow – who effortlessly brushed off the challenge of the […]

Big spending pays off as Jiangsu Suning beat Shandong Luneng 3-0

Jiangsu Suning convincingly beat Shandong Luneng 3-0 with one goal coming from former Chelsea midfielder Ramires and a brace from 50 million Euro man Alex Teixeira. It was a high profile match in the first round as last year’s cup winners Jiangsu Suning faced off against last year’s third placed Shandong Luneng. Both sides started […]