Xihu Insider: Relegation battle heading to the wire after Changchun Yatai capitalise on Greentown defeat in Guangzhou

Zahavi v Hangzhou

After a crushing away defeat to a brilliantly clinical Guangzhou R&F, Hangzhou Greentown are yet again desperate for points as relegation rivals breath down their necks and Shanghai Shenhua come to town looking to end their Huanglong derby day hoodoo. Zahavi puts Greentown to the sword in Guangdong  Start off with a generous helping of pre-game […]

Guangzhou Evergrande poised for 6th consecutive CSL title – but what else will be decided this weekend?


With the Chinese Super League playing its third last round of the 2016 season this weekend, WEF takes a look at what still has to be decided this season. CSL Title Race Guangzhou Evergrande will win their sixth consecutive CSL title against Yanbian Funde at home on Sunday if they win, or if Jiangsu Suning lose against […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua stumble to Hangzhou


It’s the CSL’s big Tim Cahill Derby on Sunday, as third-place Shenhua stutter towards the finish line with a trip to relegation-threatened Hangzhou Greentown. Will the curse of Huanglong finally be broken? Uneasy favorites freeze again There’s something not quite right with the mentality of Shenhua, and there hasn’t been for years – the charitable […]

Xihu Insider: Shock win over Jiangsu sees Greentown take on Guangzhou R&F with the chance to all but secure CSL safety

Ramon v Jiangsu

Left pleasantly humbled by a complete reversal of the prediction of a 0-3 defeat, Xihu Insider looks back at a pulsating round 26 victory over Jiangsu Suning before Greentown head to Guangzhou to take on an R&F side with little to play for as the climax of the season approaches. Home fans can’t believe their […]

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


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?


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


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


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 […]