Death of an institution: The Dalian Shide Story

Last week one of the most popular Dalian Shide weibo news accounts made its final ever post, bidding a final farewell to the world, following the tragic demise of the club over the close season. The disappearance of China’s most successful football club in dubious circumstances over the close season generated a large cloud of […]

500 miles north: An away day for Guangzhou R&F in Wuhan

Being an away supporter is much harder in China than in many other countries because of the vast distances involved. Apart from the Cantonese derby, the closest away trip for Guangzhou R&F fans is the 630 mile haul up to Wuhan. Because of this the club were expecting 200-400 fans to make the trip but […]

Wu Lei earns East Asia a point after swashbuckling comeback

Wu Lei finished his 2012 China League One season in style after he led his team back from a two-goal deficit against Guangdong Sunray Cave in Guangzhou on Sunday afternoon. Coming into the game, East Asia probably didn’t think their hosts were going to be too formidable but instead, GSC raced into two goal lead- […]

Wu Lei Brace Helps East Asia Blunt Chengdu Blades

A decisive seventy-seventh minute penalty from Wu Lei helped get the home-coming party started on Sunday as Shanghai East Asia left it late to beat a plucky Chengdu Blades outfit 3-2. The home side could have easily played a second XI now that promotion was assured but instead a full-strength side was sent out to […]

China League One: Choosing The Best Games In Round 27

Chongqing FC (10th) vs. Wuhan Zull (2nd)  East Asia have already booked their ticket to the Chinese Super League, now its down to Wuhan Zull to see if they can get themselves to the party as well. A draw will be enough to seal the deal but Chongqing FC stand in the way of that and […]