Beginning of the end for Evergrande’s domination ? Greenland make Shenhua promise

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Shanghai Shenhua can look forward to returning to the top of Chinese football within three years of Greenland group taking over, the real estate giant’s chairman said in a TV news interview. Although there has been no announcement yet of any changes to the ownership structure at Shenhua, Zhang’s remarks are the clearest indication yet […]

Zhu Jun’s scorched earth policy continues as Shenhua sell Song to Guoan

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Erratic Shanghai Shenhua owner Zhu Jun appeared to be executing a scorched earth policy on his club today, with the sale of a third key domestic player, Song Boxuan, to Beijing Guoan for 2.4 million Euro. Speculation in Shanghai is currently at an all-time high that the video game mogul is planning to relinquish his […]

Shanghai Shenhua 2013 in review: Zhu Jun wanted Shenhua relegated

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With 2013 coming to a close, its time for the annual round-up of how Shanghai Shenhua performed. Correspondent Cameron Wilson gets out the enigma machine to try to make sense of the CSL’s soap opera club and comes to a rather disturbing conclusion… After a traumatic and truly bizarre 2012, Shanghai Shenhua started this season […]

Exclusive: “Shenhua have no intention of leaving Shanghai” – stadium source

Shenhua to Kunming? Irresponsible stunt to wrestle power

Contrary to the headlines dominating the Chinese football press at present, Shanghai Shenhua’s proposed move to Kunming in south-west China is nothing more than political manoeuvring, an inside source told . Soccer News carried a report to “shock the Chinese football world” yesterday claiming an un-named Yunnan province company had already paid a sum of […]

Greenland group breaks silence over potential Shanghai Shenhua takeover

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Real estate giants Greenland has confirmed it is interested in buying Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua but say it is waiting to see how the general situation develops. Late last month, Chinese media reported that the group had purchased the club, however the news turned out to be premature. No confirmation came from Greenland […]

Nine coaches in six seasons: Sergio Batista quits Shanghai Shenhua

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Former Argentina international coach Sergio Batista has decided enough is enough and has resigned as Shanghai Shenhua manager after going unpaid for four months, according to local reports. Batista is just one of several staff and players at Shenhua whose wages are in arrears, due to the long-running shareholder conflict between owner Zhu Jun and […]

Zhu Jun: “Drogba is going nowhere” + Shenhua close season roundup

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Didier Drogba will continue to play for Shanghai Shenhua this coming season, says erratic club owner Zhu Jun, following a close season absolutely bursting with speculation over the Ivorian’s future. With Shenhua’s boardroom shares dispute yet to be resolved, Drogba has been touted to return to Europe, with the Italian media insisting for weeks that […]

The Red Mist In A Blue City: East Asia’s Ambitious Quest To Be Top Dog In Shanghai

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Shanghai East Asia are the newest addition to the Chinese Super League and will be bringing a lot of hope, hyperbole and expectation with them as they prepare for their debut season in the big time. Throughout 2012, by playing some swaggering, free-flowing football, East Asia earned praise as a young team with an emphasis […]

WEF Exclusive: Shenhua could face FIFA punishment over Yu Tao dual contract

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The fallout over the sensational transfer of Shenhua club legend Yu Tao to rivals Shanghai Shenxin has continued with club owner Zhu Jun threatening the midfielder with legal action over his move. Zhu was quoted by the Liberation Daily as saying that, although Yu Tao had a contract signed between himself and Shenhua and lodged […]

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. ‘s Cameron, a Shenhua season ticket holder for the last seven years, tries to make sense of a baffling and bizarre 12 months at a club which became a household name in the football […]