Guizhou’s eyebrow-raising ACL snub predictable says former Dalian star


Guizhou Renhe’s decision to field vastly under-strength side for their final ACL group match against Western Sydney Wanders (WSW) was predictable and the club’s own fault, says former Dalian Aerbin defender Daniel Mullen. The south-west China side were already eliminated before their final group match against the A-League side last week, and caused a stir […]

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. The likes of Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Sainty, Dalian Aerbin and Liaoning Whowin have passed through the league in […]

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


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. It hasn’t gone unnoticed that these switches are occurring and the topic has been covered well by many Asia based journalists […]

Joel Griffiths returns to China with Qingdao Jonoon


Former Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua forward Joel Griffiths is to return to China with Qingdao Jonoon, Wild East Football can reveal. Australian media reported earlier this week that the 33-year-old would be leaving Sydney FC to head back to China but did not reveal which club. correspondent Peter Davis tweeted that Joel would be […]

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. Shenhua correspondents Steve Crooks and Cameron Wilson, both north terrace season ticket holders, get together to rate each squad member’s contribution, or lack of, this season. This review doesn’t […]

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


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. Guizhou Renhe FC – Shanghai Shenhua 4:2 (2:0) Attendance: 25,813     Guizhou Renhe run out as deserving 4:2 winners with a convincing […]

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. The match was Dider Drogba’s […]

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 […]

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.  This past offseason, he did the unthinkable to many Beijingers, he took his talents to the Bund. It’s not unusual for players to change clubs, but there […]

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. That’s why it took so long for this report to finally get posted. […]