Shanghai Shenhua Stadium used as golf driving range


Hongkou Football stadium, home of Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, is being used as a golf driving range during the week , Wild East Football can exclusively reveal. The 35,000 capacity ground, which became China’s first football-specific stadium after a major rennovation in 1999, is now used specifically for golf, on non-match days. understands […]

CSL relocation shocker: Shanghai Shenxin to move to Diaoyu Islands


Struggling Shanghai Shenxin are to make a shock relocation to the Diaoyu Islands in an effort to both attract more fans and curry favour with the Chinese establishment, can exclusively reveal. The Jinshan-based side, which has moved its home stadium each year for the past three seasons, will once again up sticks during the CSL’s […]

Jia A old timer’s match shows that old habits die hard


Chinese football once again allowed itself to be the punchline to a joke today when Sichuan players walked off the pitch to protest a referee’s call during a Jia A old timer’s match against Guangzhou. This year a Jia A old timer’s league was set up to play matches over a few weeks at the […]

Sergo Batista: “I enjoy riding Shanghai garbage trucks”


In what seems an endless stream of bizarre Shanghai Shenhua stories this season, head coach Sergio Batista told local media he regularly rides refuse collection vehicles in the city. In an interview with the Oriental Sports Daily, the former Argentina coach, told a reporter he was a “simple man, who enjoys simple pleasures”. Presumably growing […]

Lampard to Beijing Guoan – Impossible

Frank Lampard to Beijing Guoan

General Manager of Beijing Guoan, Gao Chao has labeled the likelihood of current Chelsea legend Frank Lampard joining the Imperial Guards as ‘impossible’ amid claims from the British media that the England international could be making his way to China at the end of the season. Tabloid The Sun The Daily Mail , and The […]

Speculation gone mad – Cristiano Ronaldo to China?

ronaldo to china (Medium)

Unless you are currently under a footballing rock, you will be well aware that Cristiano Ronaldo is a bit sad at Real Madrid. The poor guy who only gets an estimated €11 million per year after his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid for €93.9 million, wrote to his Facebook followers ‘My feelings have […]

Soccer Saturday in Beijing

yanbian goal

Here at , we spend almost all of our time focusing on the Chinese Super League (CSL) and not very much talking about the other levels of football in China. Our intrepid reporter sacrificed his Saturday for the betterment of all the readers, to give a look at all the different footballing options available on […]

WEF Special: The bizarre downfall of Jean Tigana

tigana out press conf (Small)

International media  interest in Shanghai Shenhua is peaking once again, this time over the Jean Tigana saga. gives the definitive word on the affair in a must-read feature article for all Shenhua fans. This is a modified version of a post which originally appeared on What a mess Shanghai Shenhua now find themselves in. […]

Moment of madness in Qingdao leads to brawl

flavio swings at zheng long

Yesterday’s match in Qingdao between Jonoon and Shanghai Shenxin was an exciting one, though it was overshadowed by a late brawl. Perhaps frustrated by his team having just went down after Liu Jian scored his second goal, Antonio Flavio took a violent kick at Qingdao defender Guo Liang’s legs. Zheng Long, who was next to […]

Nicolas Anelka: “I just became the new player-manager of Shanghai Shenhua”

anelka announcement

In a bizarre and unexpected development, Nicolas Anelka has announced he is  Shenhua’s new player-manager, following a confusing day of frenzied speculation in Shanghai. He made the announcement a little after midnight today on his official Twitter account, after the club yesterday announced the sacking of Tigana’s three coaching staff and the promotion of Anelka […]