HONG KONG ROUND UP: HK- Shanghai championship a dire affair

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Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau once again brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR.… “Hong Kong – Shanghai Inter Club Championship 2014” – A Major Blow Out The anticipated match up between Hong Kong’s reigning champions and one of the Chinese […]

The North-East View: Changchun slip out of top ten as defensive issues increase

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After having an exceptional 5-game unbeaten run, Changchun have posted back-to-back defeats against Shanghai East Asia (2-1) and Guangzhou R&F (3-1), with the teams defence being primarily at fault for both loses. The Good It’s not all doom and gloom for Changchun, however, as the chemistry and overall performances of Eninho and recent signing Szabolcs […]

Wu Lei secures point as East Asia draw at Liaoning

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Shanghai East Asia kicked off their 2014 CSL campaign with a 1-1 draw shaded with controversy away to Liaoning Whowin at the Panjin Stadium. CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 1 Liaoning Whowin 1  Kevin Oris 19′ Shanghai East Asia 1 Wu Lei 45′ The home side had gone ahead in the 19th minute via Belgian striker […]

CSL Season Previews: Shanghai East Asia

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The Manager: With the departure of Gao Hongbo following the close of last season, control over the side was handed to his assistant, Xi Zhikang. As the new manager’s only previous experience of first-team management came at rivals Shanghai Shenhua during the 2011 season (in which he was sacked towards the tail-end of the season after results started dropping […]

Iban Cuadrado departs Shanghai SIPG

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Shanghai SIPG’s Spanish central defender Iban Cuadrado has departed Shanghai after his one-year contract with the club finished at the the end of the season. Cuadrado, 34, has the incredible record of playing every single minute of every single game and scoring a goal in the Shanghai side’s debut Chinese Super League campaign which saw […]

McBreen Ends Goal Drought to Deny Evergrande Win at East Asia

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Shanghai East Asia 1-1 Guangzhou Evergrande Chinese Super League round 29 McBreen 89′; Feng Junyan 62′ It took a goal right at the end of normal time for the home side to equalise, but in truth it was a second string Guangzhou Evergrande side who were lucky to escape this fixture with a share of […]

Wu Lei hat-trick as East Asia hit Shenxin for six

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Shanghai Shenxin 1-6 Shanghai East Asia China Super League Round 12 Wang Yun 60′; Wu Lei 17′ 38′ 80′, Lv Wenjun 50′ 83′, Zhu Zhenrong 70′ Attacking midfielder Wu Lei hit his first Chinese Super League hat-trick on Sunday evening to help his Shanghai East Asia side to a stunning 6-1 away win over hapless […]

Shanghai East Asia sign striker Ibini – reports

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According to reports in Australia, Shanghai East Asia have secured the signing of striker Bernie Ibini from Central Coast Mariners for a fee of US$600,000. Ibini, 20, had been in the final year of his contract with the A League side and thus was available on a cut-price deal, having also trialled with Belgian side […]

Netto, Ryan Griffiths, Cuadrado and Rostyn Griffiths take the China interview!

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What is your impression of China? Can you use chop sticks? Do you speak Chinese? For too long the foreign football player in China has been subject to the same questions from interviewers and we at Wild East Football intend to remedy this situation by asking four players the questions that you the readers need […]

WEF Exclusive: Estonia International Taavi Rähn on life in China

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Rarely do Wild East Football get the chance to cover lower than the Chinese Super League but when the opportunity presents itself to speak not only to a player in China League One but an international to boot, it’s too good to miss. Estonia international capped 70 times, Taavi Rähn is a unique footballer; nine […]