Xihu Insider: Greentown living dangerously ahead of Jiangnan derby and worryingly difficult end of season run in

Hangzhou v SIPG

With the best part of three months having passed since Huanglong last saw a ball kicked in anger and with the G20 juggernaut having finally left town, Greentown returned to Hangzhou with a lacklustre defeat against SIPG. After once again finding themselves in the midst of their yearly flirtation with the relegation trap door, Greentown will need […]

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

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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 […]

Xihu Insider: Temporary move brings attendance boost: Greentown buoyant ahead of capital away day

HZ celebrate v Tianjin

Having not checked in for a while, Xihu Insider discusses the rollercoaster of fixtures that were rounds 17, 18 and 19 of CSL 2016, a silver lining to being forced out of Hangzhou and previews Greentown’s upcoming game with Beijing Guoan. Greentown recover from a hiding in Jinan with impressive win against Tianjin Teda. On […]

Xihu Insider: Cahill departs but can Greentown make it four wins from four in relegation dogfight?

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All but written off by some and with all but the die hard fans beginning to stay at home, Hangzhou Greentown looked primed to finally succumb to years of circling the CSL drain. However, a run of three consecutive wins has seen them head into round 17 four points clear of the danger zone. Can they make it […]

Xihu Insider: G20 conference forces Greentown out of Hangzhou

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Hangzhou look a team reborn as victory over Yanbian sees them secure a second shock league win in as many games. With the relegation battle heating up, their fellow CSL teams splashing the cash and a temporary change of home on the horizon, can Greentown keep it going as they stay in the north east […]

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

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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 […]

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

Ba v Hangzhou

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

Renatinho v Hangzhou

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

Cahill v JS

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 […]