Greentown outclassed by rampant Shenhua, a crucial transfer window opens and looking ahead to round 14

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As another defeat, this time at the hands of Shanghai Shenhua, leaves Hangzhou propping up the CSL table, are Hangzhou doomed to relegation, or will the summer transfer window arrive in the nick of time to provide hope ahead of Hebei China Fortune’s trip to Zhejiang? Ba hat trick highlights gulf in class at Hongkou […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown fail against 10 man Guangzhou R&F + weekend preview

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Shocking performance highlights Greentown’s current state of affairs ahead of two tough away games in the space of a week. Nothing good comes out of round 12 Lacklustre, inept, lifeless. The list could go on, but you get the idea. When Guangzhou R&F defender, Jiang Zhipeng was perhaps, harshly dismissed in the 21st minute for […]

Xihu Insider: Visit of Guangzhou R&F offers Greentown the chance to look up, rather than down

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Following late drama in Nanjing, can Cahill’s header inject life into Greentown’s faltering season or will it be a familiar story of inconsistency and missed opportunities against Guangzhou R&F? Cahill provides the Greentown faithful with an all too rare moment of joy It seems an age since Tim Cahill powered in an 88th minute header to secure […]

North Terrace News: Hebei and Hangzhou in double gameweek for Shenhua

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Stumbling once again into the last-chance saloon, Shanghai Shenhua face off against in-form high-rollers Hebei Wednesday evening before welcoming perennial bogey team Hangzhou Greentown to Hongkou on Sunday. A weakened side can ill afford any more slip-ups – what are their prospects for two tricky fixtures? Groundhog Day Again, Only Worse A disappointing 1-1 draw […]

Xihu Insider: Hong Myung-Bo staying calm but Greentown on course for a hiding ahead of Guangzhou’s trip to Huanglong

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Ahead of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao rolling into town, the Greentown boss faced the media following another defeat and we look ahead to a huge game against the defending champions.  Spirited performance ends in familiar outcome against Henan It may have taken the best part of 70 minutes, but the Hangzhou Greentown of the early rounds of […]

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

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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 […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown suffer away loss in Tianjin

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With Greentown being lauded for their promotion of young Chinese talent and Tianjin sparking into life in round three with a pulsating 4-4 draw away at Changchun, the result of this clash between two of last season’s relegation candidates was difficult to call. Heading into this game, Tianjin were still searching for their first win […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown in impressive victory over Shandong

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Following a tough away defeat to Shijiazhuang in round two and an international break, Friday saw Hangzhou Greentown welcome Shandong Luneng to the Huang Long Stadium. Having suffered a 1-4 ACL home defeat to Seoul in their previous fixture and with both teams sitting in mid-table following a win and a draw from their opening […]

Xihu Insider: Disappointment for Greentown’s young guns against Shijiazhuang

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After securing an opening day victory for the first time since the 2011 season, Hangzhou Greentown headed to Hubei to face Shijiazhuang Ever Bright on Sunday. How would they fare against a team looking to bounce back from a home defeat in round one? Following an encouraging performance against Changchun last week, manager Myung Bo-Hong stuck […]

Xihu insider: Can Cahill stir a sleeping dragon in Zhejiang?

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Tim Cahill, the former Everton, NY Red Bulls and Shanghai Shenhua midfielder arrived at Hangzhou Greentown this summer through unexpected circumstances after being released to make room in the squad for more glamourous and, arguably higher profile stars such as Fredy Guarin and Obafemi Martins. Browsing the comments sections of a few football websites this […]