Death of an institution: The Dalian Shide Story

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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

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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

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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 […]

Shanghai East Asia Win Promotion After Critical Harbin Victory


Shanghai East Asia can start writing a new chapter in its young history after Saturday’s defiant, all-or-nothing performance earned them a 3-0 victory away to Harbin Yiteng. The visitors, who went into the game needing to hold its nerve after their defeat to Wuhan Zull the  previous week, could have played it safe and looked for a […]

China League One – Choosing the best games in Round 27

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Harbin Yiteng (4th) – Shanghai East Asia (1st) Uh-oh. Having fallen to Wuhan Zull in a ninety minute theatrical production of a football match, now its time for East Asia to pick themselves up and take on Harbin in the latter’s final home game of the season. East Asia should have been promoted by now […]

Shanghai East Asia fall to Wuhan Zull after farcical home loss

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Shanghai East Asia surrendered their unbeaten home record in the worst possible way on Sunday after a 1-0 loss to second place Wuhan Zull. East Asia started brightly and for the first ten minutes looked like the stronger team. However, a hopeful long ball caught out the home side’s backline and Bruno Camacho gave away […]

China League One: Choosing the best games in Round 26

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Shanghai East Asia (1st) – Wuhan Zull (2nd) Undoubtedly the game of the round and a fixture that could define the seasons of both teams, Sunday’s clash between the league’s two top teams couldn’t arrive at a more dramatic point given that they are only four games left to play in the China League One […]

China League One: Picking the best games in Round 25

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Wuhan Zull (2nd) – Beijing Baxy (16th) Baxy are beginning to sink into the mire at the bottom of China League One and with a four point difference between themselves and the teams above them in the relegation dogfight, things are becoming increasingly desperate for the Beijing outfit. Though their results haven’t been that bad […]