CSL Round 1 Wrap: Brazilians to the rescue for Shandong and Evergrande

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The Chinese Super League is back, with a full round of games getting the domestic league season underway this weekend. As ever, Wild East Football is here to keep you up to date with all the goings on from across the division, with our correspondents covering games all around the country once more in 2014. […]

New arrivals on target as Evergrande open with a win

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CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Guangzhou Evergrande 3  Renê Júnior 53′, Feng Renliang 62′, Dong Xuesheng 70′ Henan Jianye 0 Despite fielding a weakened line-up, Guangzhou Evergrande ran out comfortable winners over Henan Jianye in the second fixture of the 2014 China Super League. Last year’s China League One champions gave a good account of […]

Yan Xiangchuang leads deadline day casualties

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Friday’s deadline day was one of frantic activity for many Chinese Super League sides, but failed to live up to the hopes of many players around the country who had hoped to secure first team football for the season ahead. Wild East Football takes a look at just some of the big name Chinese players […]

Guangzhou Evergrande 2013 Squad – Ranking the Players

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After the second leg of the CFA final last Saturday, which saw Guizhou Renhe deny Guangzhou Evergrande the treble, four Evergrande supporters and sometime contributers to (Damian, Piers, Fee, and GZBiffo) gathered to discuss which players had been most vital to their team’s incredible dominance of 2013. Each fan (and another who couldn’t attend) had […]

Elkeson answers critics as Evergrande lay down marker for CSL 2013

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Guangzhou Evergrande 5-1 Shanghai Shenxin CSL Round 1 Conca 50′, Elkeson 61′,71′, Gao Lin 65′, Muriqui 88′; Yang Jiawei 89′ Guangzhou Evergrande got their 2013 CSL campaign off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory against Shanghai Shenxin at Tianhe Stadium. Yet if there was ever a match to support the old cliche of […]

Evergrande report: Feng Renliang joins amidst double celebrations

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As Guangzhou Evergrande celebrate their double-winning campaign, in the process becoming just the third Chinese side to hit such heights, the transfer market kicks-off inearnest. With the window yet to officially open, it is domestic transfers which are topping the list of priorities for most sides and, despite their success, Evergrande are no different. So, […]

Evergrande report: Foreign stars revolt as 2013 plans begin take shape

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With Guangzhou Evergrande crowned champions of the Chinese Super League 2012, takes a look at the latest news surrounding the club as preparations commence in earnest for next season’s second-attempt at continental glory.   Foreign Players – A mass exodus and two big names from Europe It has been widely accepted for some time that […]

Anelka the architect, Drogba the destroyer as Shenhua hammer Hangzhou

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Nicolas Anelka put in a scintillating performance and Didier Drogba opened his Chinese Super League account as Shanghai Shenhua annihilated Hangzhou Greentown 5-1 at Hongkou Stadium last night. The much-maligned French striker finally showed why Shenhua are paying him around 175,000 UK pounds a week by setting up two goals and putting in a man-of-the […]

Shenhua ship two goal lead against Dalian Aerbin

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Despite a commanding performance for much of the match, Shanghai Shenhua threw away a two-goal lead against an inferior Dalian Aerbin at Hongkou stadium on Sunday night. It was a frustrating outcome for Shenhua fans to accept, with the team having put in one of its best performances of the year up until Aerbin scored. […]

Match commentator in anti-foreign outburst as Shenhua grab away win

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A priceless away win was the outcome of Shanghai Shenhua’s visit to Jinzhou stadium as they scored a late goal to beat Dalian Shide 1-0, in a match where the commentator blasted the “laowai” (foreigner) ref for not awarding a penalty to the home side in the first half. In a deathly dull game on […]