The North-East View: Familiar feeling as Changchun lose league opener

Changchun Hangzhou 2016

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 […]

The North-East View: Changchun Yatai making early moves

Huszti Goal

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 […]

The North-East View: Changchun good so far but work still to be done

Changchun Yatai

We’ve reached the half-way point in the 2015 CSL season and Changchun Yatai sit in 9th place, but they have areas to improve if they want a Top 8 finish. Changchun’s season started in much the same way as it had in the last two seasons, with the North-East team lingering near the bottom of […]

The North-East View: Unbeaten Run Renews Confidence for Changchun

Huszti Changchun

After a disappointing start to the 2015 CSL season, Changchun Yatai have finally put a string of victories together to move up the table. Results earlier in the season replicated those the North-East club earned at the beginning of last season, with Yatai having to wait until April 18th to record a 4-1 victory over […]

The North-East View: A Lot Of Work To Be Done For Changchun

Yatai vs Shandong

So the first day of the season has finally arrived and for many, the day was one of joy. But sadly not for Changchun Yatai fans. The North-East side headed south to play against Shandong Luneng Taishan and, admittedly, Shandong were heavy favourites to win this game. While this was the case, the way Changchun […]

The North-East View: Moreno, NOT Barcos, Joins Changchun

Marcelo Moreno

Hernan Barcos was widely expected to join Changchun Yatai, but a strange turn of events has occurred and this is no longer the case. The Argentina international, who has left Brazilian side Gremio, was reported to be moving back to the CSL with the North-East side. However, following a mystery about-turn, the former Shenhua striker […]

The North-East View: Changchun Looking To Climb in 2015

Huszti Goal

With less than a month until kickoff, we take a look at the 2015 Changchun Yatai team and the potential of the season ahead. The Manager Gao Jinggang steps into his first ever full-time managerial position with Changchun, having spent the last few seasons working as the team’s General Manager. He took over the team […]

The North-East View: Changchun favourite Du Zhenyu returns

Changchun Yatai 2015

Changchun Yatai’s preseason preparations are in full swing with the return of fan favourite Du Zhenyu the highlight of the northeastern team’s incoming transfers so far. After the disappointing end to the 2014 season, the club owners decided to turn the team into a metaphorical phoenix. They released 22 players and announced their intentions to […]

The North-East View: Changchun Yatai 2014 Player Ratings

vs GZ2

So the 2014 CSL season has come to a close and Changchun Yatai found themselves finishing 12th in the league after a 1-1 draw with Hangzhou. But now let’s take a look back at the season and see how each player stacked up throughout the year. Only players playing 5 games or more will be […]

The North-East View: Two games remain for Changchun to clinch a top-ten spot


Last season was on to forget for Changchun Yatai and the first quarter of the season was beginning to spell trouble for the Dongbei side who now fin themselves sitting miraculously in tenth place in the CSL with just two games remaining. The Past Last season almost ended in relegation for Changchun and deals were […]