The North-East View: A Lot Of Work To Be Done For Changchun

Yatai vs Shandong

So the first day of the season has finally arrived and for many, the day was one of joy. But sadly not for Changchun Yatai fans. The North-East side headed south to play against Shandong Luneng Taishan and, admittedly, Shandong were heavy favourites to win this game. While this was the case, the way Changchun […]

Luneng battle back to beat Bihn Duong 3-2 in Champions’ League opener

Making A Difference? The return of Yang Xu to the squad could have a big impact this year

A pair of goals from half time substitute Yang Xu were enough for Shandong Luneng to come from 2-1 down and sneak out of Vietnam with a win. ACL Group E Bihn Duong 2 Oseni 48′ Wang Qiang 56′ (o.g) Shandong Luneng 3 Wang Hongpo 47′ Yang Xu 61′, 81′ Following a scrappy and goalless […]

The North-East View: Changchun rebound from back to back losses


It’s been a difficult few weeks for fans of Changchun Yatai, after watching the side fall short against Shandong Luneng (1-0) and fellow dongbei side Harbin Yiteng (2-0). But on manager Dragan Okuka’s return to his former club Jiangsu Sainty, Changchun found their scoring touch and won 2-0 to send them eighth in the Chinese […]

Coffee-gate in China: Shandong Luneng hit out at Titan Sports

Cuca's two year spell in Shandong has come to an end

That Shandong Luneng’s 2014 Chinese Super League season is not quite going to plan is clear for all to see and, as such, that attention should have shifted to the job security of manager Cuca is understandable. This week, though, there appeared to be a major shift in the mood of the debate. Titan Sports, […]

Vagner Love stars in emphatic Shandong win over Cerezo


Shandong Luneng delivered a defiant repost to their early season critics on Tuesday night with a convincing 3-1 away victory over J.League side Cerezo Osaka, in a game that will ease the mounting pressure on manager Cuca and his team. AFC Champions League Round 2 Cerezo Osaka 1  Kakitani 84′ Shandong Luneng 3 Aloisio 5′, […]

[WEF Exclusive] Hughes: Defensive priorities for Harbin Yiteng


Newly promoted Harbin Yiteng came through their first Chinese Super League match on the wrong end of a creditable 1-0 scoreline at last season’s runners-up and AFC Champions League competitors Shandong Luneng. Speaking exclusively to Wild East Football after the loss, Yiteng’s 31-year-old Australian midfielder Adam Hughes said he was pleased with the result despite defeat, […]

Junior Urso strike rescues poor Luneng

Urso celebrates scoring a goal n his debut for Shandong back in 2014

CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Shandong Luneng 1  Junior Urso 89′ Harbin Yiteng 0 It was not meant to be a difficult tie, yet expected title challengers Shandong Luneng were forced to wait until the final minute to secure victory over 10-man Harbin Yiteng in their season opener. A deflected long-range effort from Junior Urso, […]

Yan Xiangchuang leads deadline day casualties


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 […]

China transfer updates: 27 February 2014


A round-up of the leading Chinese Super League transfer news from the penultimate day of the window, with just 24 hours left until the registration deadline ahead of the 2014 season. Shandong Luneng vice-captain Cui Peng has had a meeting with manager Cuca to determine his future and will now remain with the Jinan club. […]

Shandong sign midfielder Junior Urso as fifth foreign player


Runner up in the 2013 Chinese Super League, Shandong Luneng have filled their final foreign player allocation for the season ahead with the capture of defensive midfielder Junior Urso from Coritiba for around 15 million RMB (1.8 million Euro). Urso, 24, joins at the behest of coach Cuca following a month of reported negotiations. Despite […]