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‘In the Country of the Blind the One-Eyed Man is King’ as the saying goes and to tamper with it slightly, ‘In the Middle Kingdom, Weibo is King’.…

Shanghai Shenhua – 2012 in review: A Major Malfunction

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With the year drawing to an end its time to look back on just how remarkable 2012 was for Shanghai Shenhua.

WEF Exclusive Interview: Ian Walker

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Shanghai Shenhua have been CSL news central this year, from the high publicity signings of Drogba, Anelka and Giovanni Moreno, to the managerial merry-go-round with Jean Tigana, Anelka and Sergio Batista, and the odd world of the Shenhua chairman himself –  Hongkou stadium and its inhabitants have been a media dream  in 2012.

Shanghai shocker: Drogba and Anelka may have played their last games for Shenhua

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Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka’s short Shanghai Shenhua careers may already be over due to an imminent financial crisis at the club, according to an alarming story in today’s Oriental Sports Daily.…

Thai referee spoils classic Shandong – Shenhua contest

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Shandong Luneng and ten-man Shanghai Shenhua played out a pulsating 3-3 draw in Jinan on Saturday night in a match marred by a very poor refereeing performance.…

Anelka the architect, Drogba the destroyer as Shenhua hammer Hangzhou

Drogba the Destroyer

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 CSL’s Top 15 Salaries

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Sohu, one of the main Chinese Internet portals, recently released a list of the top 15 highest salaries in the Chinese Super League.…

Drogba matters most for what he can achieve off the pitch in China

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On Monday of last week, Africans were protesting on the streets of Guangzhou after one of their own was killed after being taken into police custody.…

Anelka: “Shenhua doesn’t trust me” – exclusive translation

A lot to answer for - Anelka

Yesterday Shenhua were in the international news headlines yet again, when Anelka threatened to leave Shenhua, ostensibly over the imminent arrival of former Argentina manager Sergio Batista.

Anelka: I already know Drogba’s decision

Blue shirts, Anelka and Drogba. One of the three will not be appearing at Hongkou next season

Nicolas Anelka knows Didier Drogba’s next move and strongly suggested in a press conference today that the Chelsea star will not be joining him at Shanghai Shenhua during the summer transfer window.…