Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Derby day comeback allows Guoan to give chase


The atmosphere in Worker’s Stadium was electric on Saturday night as over 47,000 green faithful came out to support their side in the Jing-jin derby and Beijing Guoan took all three points from their “local” rivals.

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Rare come from behind win leads into derby day


After a few weeks away, I’m back with my weekly take on the goings on at Worker’s Stadium, this week there’s a lot to deal with, a big away win at Nanjing Zhenjiang and of course the big rivalry match against Tianjin on Saturday night.

Cheng: Was Saturday the end of the Beijing-Jiangsu special relationship?

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There are many oddities involved in Chinese football, one such example is the “special relationship” that exists between Beijing Guoan and Jiangsu Sainty supporters, however after Saturday night’s match, it appears this relationship, thankfully, is on its last legs.…

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Shandong struggles & ho hum Harbin

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Ding Dong the Witch is Dead on Life Support Maybe A-OK
Guangzhou Evergrande or Taobao or whatever they are called this week were knocked out of the Asian Champions League in midweek, to the cheers (and in some cases tears) of fans across China.…

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: It all comes down to Jinan


It’s been a very difficult two weeks for the capital side, a historic win in Shanghai was followed up by a disappointing penalty shoot out loss to Shandong in the CFA Cup.…

CSL Monday Wrap: Erton’s brace helps Guoan keep chase


Due to a Saturday night concert at Worker’s Stadium, last night saw Beijing Guoan close out this round against Guizhou, and as has been the case each time these sides meet, there was plenty of drama.

Yuexiushan News and Preview: R&F v Beijing

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It’s second v third on Wednesday night at Yuexiushan but after a shaky start to the second half of the season the gap between the sides is getting wider.

Injuries abound, but Damjanovic provides hope for Guoan


Footie fans in China’s capital are going through a tough period right now, their side, Beijing Guoan, hasn’t managed a league win since well before the World Cup break.…

An Ode to Lang Zheng (or why there are all kinds of heroes)


Lang Zheng is the Chinese football equivalent of Gus Triandos. If you don’t know who that is, you either don’t go very deep in knowledge of 1970s Baltimore Orioles players (very forgivable) and/or you’re not a fan of the HBO television series “The Wire” (somewhat unforgivable).…

Another rough night at Hanghai for Guoan


The past few years whenever Beijing Guoan goes on the road, anything can happen and such was the case at Hanghai Stadium on Sunday night as the capital club travelled to struggling Henan Jianye and came home empty handed.…