Xihu Insider: Farcical red card floors Greentown, as unknown youth player signed by Porto


With Henan Jianye up next for Greentown, can they bounce back from a ludicrous red card and defeat in Beijing to secure more crucial points in the battle against relegation? Loss at Gongti does little to dampen Greentown’s optimism Without a win in the capital since 2012, Hangzhou Greentown’s hopes of securing a crucial (yet […]

Worker’s Stadium Revue: Cup glory or bust


It all comes down to these 90 minutes (and possibly penalty kicks). Beijing Guoan faces off against Guangzhou Evergrande tonight at Worker’s Stadium and needs to come up with a result after a 2-1 loss in the opening leg in Guangzhou. While Evergrande has the upper hand, the away goal Guoan scored in that match […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown secure a long overdue victory ahead of Guoan cup tie and a north east trip


Can Hangzhou Greentown build on an unexpected victory to progress in the cup and finally escape the suffocating clutches of the relegation zone? Tan Yang on hand to resuscitate Greentown’s season As the final whistle sounded around a rain soaked Huanglong, the emotion etched on the faces of the Greentown players was clear for all […]

North Terrace News: capital showdown for resurgent Shenhua


Shanghai Shenhua came through a tough double gameweek with a pair of impressive performances and expected results. Is the 2016 China Derby their opportunity to take advantage of an ailing Beijing Guoan? Bogey Team v1 Shenhua appear to be the only side who can reliably stop Hebei China Fortune FC. In a game much of […]

Xihu Insider: ‘Generation 93’ glad to see the back of April after dismal run of results


Xihu Insider looks back on a month to forget for Greentown who having failed to capitalise on the promise of their early season form. Dubbed ‘Generation 93’, the youthful squad will no doubt be glad to see the back of April in which they slid down the CSL table. Yilmaz blitz sees off Greentown The […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Freefalling….


For relatively new Beijing Guoan fans, its hard to imagine the club not in the top 3 (or at the very least battling for an Asian Champions League spot). Over the past 10 seasons, Guoan have finished in the top five every year, and typically somewhere among the top three, however this season has gotten […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Tianjin Teda derby quick takes


Last night saw the Men in Green open their 2016 campaign against local rivals Tianjin Teda and it was played out to a mind numbingly boring 0-0 draw. Alberto Zaccheroni’s side didn’t look like they were ready for the new season and while it is easy to be hard on them, it needs to be […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Jingjin Derby Matchday Notes


The long awaited and long overdue opening of Beijing Guoan’s 2016 season takes place today as the Men in Green take a short trip down the road and visit Tianjin Teda in an exciting “derby” match to start the season. Tianjin is coming off a disappointing home defeat to an unimpressive Guangzhou R&F side over […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Beijing Guoan Season Preview


2015 was supposed to be a big year for Beijing Guoan, coming hot on the heels of their title challenge the year before. It was assumed Gregorio Manzano had all his pieces in place and had finally figured out how things worked in the CSL and was going to lead the team to victory. Results […]

Final CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Shenhua and Guo’an steal the spotlight as transfer window winds down


The Chinese transfer window closed on February 26th and, with all clubs just confirming their final 30-man squads for the upcoming campaign, the dust has settled on the priciest flurry of transfer activity in Chinese history. Here, we take a look at all the moves last season’s top eight have made since between our last […]