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 […]

CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Martinez Evergrande move stands out as domestic players stay put

Jackson Martinez Guangzhou

It’s been a little over two weeks since our last transfer round-up and it is time to look at all the moves which have taken place between then and now. Things tend to slow down a bit over the Chinese New Year but there has still been plenty to talk about with Jackson Martinez’s move […]

January Transfer Update – Part 1: Elkeson switch to SIPG leads big money moves

Elkeson SIPG

The Super League season is now just one month away and the transfer window is really hotting up. Elkeson’s move from Guangzhou Evergrande to title rivals Shanghai SIPG made international news recently, but there have been plenty of other big money signings to keep us busy over the past few weeks. This round-up looks at […]

CSL Transfer Update – Part 2: All the buys and goodbyes from the clubs who finished in the wrong half of the table

Gu Chao

Some of the Super League’s top sides may have made a slow start in the transfer window, but there has been plenty of movement among clubs who finished in the bottom half of last season’s table or are newly-promoted from League One. A rebranded Jiangsu’s pricey purchase of Hangzhou Greentown goalkeeper Gu Chao grabs the […]

CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Plenty of exits as top sides make slow start in transfer window

Robinho Evergrande

The transfer window only officially opened two days ago, but that doesn’t mean teams haven’t had time to set the wheels in motion for a busy off-season. That being said some clubs have been more active than others with few marquee signings being made so far. Here we take a look at what the clubs […]