Hong Kong Round-Up: Cheers and Jeers on a Historical Night in Hong Kong

Hong Kong and China Draw Nil All in Epic Encounter  November 17th saw Hong Kong finally face China and it was billed as the “Game of the decade” if not the century. The eagerly awaited Hong Kong versus China match definitely lived up to it’s billing as a night of high drama, intensity and passion […]

China Derby from a neutral perspective: Caught in the Crossfire

One match, four goals, and hundreds of thousands of “Shabis!” later a sizable contingent of contributors gathered to have a real ‘pub talk’ following an exhausting roller coaster ride of football. Now that you’ve already read the fantastically fan-perspective reporting from heavyweights B-Cheng (Beijing Guoan Report) and Shanghai Ultra (Shanghai Shenhua Report), here’s a glimpse […]

Thou shalt not win: Beijing’s ceaseless Hongkou punishment continues

On a wet and steamy summer’s evening, the gods overlooking Hongkou Stadium threw down a cruel and unusual punishment on Beijing Guoan as a badly under-strength Shanghai Shenhua side grabbed a 3-1 victory in the China Derby, despite their opponents controlling much of the game. Goals from Song Boxuan, Cao Yunding and Moises gave the […]

Another sad night for Guoan at Hongkou

The Hongkou curse reared its ugly head once again on Saturday night as Beijing Guoan looked the better side for much of the match, but in the end fell to Shanghai Shenhua 3-1. There was a lot of good the visitors can take from the match, despite the scoreline, but in the end all that […]

View From the North: Beijing Guoan 3-2 Shanghai Shenhua

Gulp! Burp! Argh! @)#(*)@(*$#)(#)IQ$! That’s how I’m feeling right now after a very rough weekend of celebrating and drinking first with Guoan supporters, then with the “Blue Devils” and finally tonight with a few Brisbane supporters, who took it easy on me. That’s why it took so long for this report to finally get posted. […]