New signing Joel Griffiths mobbed at Shanghai Pudong airport

Griffiths defects from Beijing to Shanghai

It’s what no Beijing Guoan fan wanted to see – a club hero heading south to join hated rivals Shanghai Shenhua.…

Fallen Warrior: In memory of Brother Tufei

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“Received terrible news. Brother Tufei (Bandit) suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage very early this morning, despite efforts to save him, he passed away.…

Fans bemused by 30-minute half-time break

The wierd and wonderful world of Chinese football threw up another bizarre surprise when an announcement told fans at Shanghai’s Hongkou stadium on Sunday that the half-time period in their game against Qingdao would last 30 minutes long.…

Authorities throw spanner in travelling fans’ works yet again

For the third year running, the Beijing-Shenhua game has been inconveniently-scheduled, making it very difficult for visiting fans, who have a 2,000 km round trip, to get to the game.…

True Blue: A night with Shanghai’s football hardcore

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Wild scenes of celebration, drunken tomfoolery, and a stampede of autograph hunters scrambling over tables and chairs were highlights of the evening as major stars from the world of Chinese football attended a fans event in the city on Saturday night.…