2014 China League One Season Preview

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The 2014 China League One season kicked off last weekend with two more teams looking to reach the Chinese Super League and follow in the footsteps of last season’s champions Henan Jianye and runners up Harbin Yiteng.

Ex-Shijiazhuang midfielder: Kim Young-Gwon opened door for Koreans

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The great South Korean influx of 2014, as it could be termed, has seen several quality imports from across the East China Sea arrive to the Chinese Super League in the winter transfer window.…

Joel Griffiths returns to China with Qingdao Jonoon

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Former Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua forward Joel Griffiths is to return to China with Qingdao Jonoon, Wild East Football can reveal.…

Shanghai Shenhua player ratings 2012 – Wang Dalei the standout performer

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With another dreadful season behind them, Shanghai Shenhua are left lying in the dirt licking their wounds yet again as the dust from CSL 2012 settles.

CSL Round 27: Attendance, highlights, and all the goals

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The two kick-offs opening Round 27 of the CSL at 3.30 pm on Saturday had implications for the race to secure ACL football next season, and they also provided plenty of goals.…

Sad Shenhua’s 11 game unbeaten run smashed by Guizhou

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Guizhou Renhe 4 Shanghai Shenhua 2

CSL Round 27

  • Rafa Jordá 16,  Đulbić 38,  Zhang Chenglin 57, Shen Tianfeng 78′
  • Griffiths 63, Drogba 89

An unbeaten run stretching back over three months came to an abrupt halt for Shenhua as they crashed 4-2 away to Guizhou Renhe on Saturday afternoon.…

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.…

Joel Griffiths: A Tale of Two Cities

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Joel Griffiths spent three years in China’s capital as a hero, two of those spent playing alongside his brother making an Aussie power pair who were fan favorites.…

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

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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.…

Beijing Guoan 3-2 Shanghai Shenhua: Theatre of Retribution

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Around 51,000 fans packed into Gongti on Friday night to witness  an evening of dramatic footballing theatre as Beijing Guoan beat Shanghai Shenhua 3-2 in the China Derby.…