Less is more: Hangzhou Greentown half-season review

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Following a managerial change, Hangzhou’s ‘youth revolution’ has produced mixed results for the club, as the side faded away after a bright start.

Beijing Guoan refund outraged Hangzhou fans after concert stage farce

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Beijing Guoan have agreed to foot the bill for Hangzhou Greentown supporters’ tickets, after a partially built concert stage severely hampered away fans’ view of the action during last Wednesday’s clash between the clubs at Gongti.

Elkeson hat-trick seals Evergrande win in Hangzhou

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Elkeson scored his second perfect hat-trick for Guangzhou Evergrande to send him back to the top of the CSL goalscoring charts (level with Shanghai East Asia’s Tobias Hysen) and his team three points clear of Beijing Guoan at the summit of the league.…

WEARE CANTON News & Preview: Hangzhou v Evergrande

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With their top of the table showdown against the other boys in green looming large, Evergrande travel to Hangzhou to face a club buoyed by this week’s big CSL news - the visitors’ owner Xu Jiayin has apparently inspired Alibaba founder Jack Ma to invest some of his corporation’s considerable reserves into the Zhejiang side.  

Jack Ma’s Alibaba to invest in Hangzhou Greentown football team

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The owner of Hangzhou Greentown football club, Song Weiping, has revealed that he is set to sell a 49 percent stake in his club to Jack Ma’s Alibaba corporation—owner of successful online marketplace Taobao.…

Guangzhou R&F Swamp Hangzhou Greentown

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R&F put six goals past Hangzhou to ensure that the match will be remembered as much for Abderazzak Hamdallah’s ten minute hat-trick as the state of the pitch.…

Yuexiushan News and Preview: R&F v Hangzhou

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Guangzhou R&F look to extend their unbeaten start to the season on Sunday afternoon when Hangzhou Greentown visit Yuexiushan.

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In a wide ranging interview with the Nanfang Daily, club vice chairman Lu Yi admitted that he had no knowledge of football before he was thrust into his current role when R&F properties bought the club and that many other staff members were in a similar situation.…

East Asia’s unbeaten start continues at Hangzhou Greentown

The second Yangtze Delta derby of the season saw Shanghai East Asia maintain their excellent start to the campaign; with a hard-fought 2-1 away victory at Hangzhou Greentown, in a game which will be remembered for an exquisite first-half volley by Wu Lei.…

Xujiahui News & Preview: Hangzhou Greentown v Shanghai East Asia

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After last week’s confidence-boosting thumping of city rivals Shanghai Shenxin, East Asia travel to neighbours Hangzhou Greentown looking to continue their upward trajectory against a side themselves buoyed by a clinical 3-1 victory over Shanghai Shenhua in round 2.

Hangzhou ease to derby victory at toxic Shenhua

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CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 2

Shanghai Shenhua 1
Xu Liang 45′

Hangzhou Greentown 3
D. Angan 26′ 30′
Gilberto Macena 69′

A toxic atmosphere at Hongkou Stadium set the scene for a comfortable Hangzhou victory in a Yangtze Delta Derby, with an uninspired Shenhua never looking dangerous once Davy Claude Angan put the visitors in front.…