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 […]

The North-East View: Familiar feeling as Changchun lose league opener

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Changchun Yatai left fans with a familiar disappointing feeling after suffering a 2-1 loss to Hangzhou Greentown in their first league match of 2016. Yatai got off to a bad start when Greentown’s Chinese Taipei international midfielder Chen Po-Liang scored after just four minutes of play. It took Greentown just 18 more minutes to extend […]

Final CSL Transfer Update – Part 2: Last adjustments made as Hebei flash the cash

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With the Super League season about to kick off, WEF offers you its final transfer round-up of the season. Having looked at what teams who finished in last year’s top half got up to, it’s now time to look at how the rest of the CSL has been making its final preparations for the upcoming season. This […]

Final CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Shenhua and Guo’an steal the spotlight as transfer window winds down

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The Chinese transfer window closed on February 26th and, with all clubs just confirming their final 30-man squads for the upcoming campaign, the dust has settled on the priciest flurry of transfer activity in Chinese history. Here, we take a look at all the moves last season’s top eight have made since between our last […]

CSL Transfer Round-up – Part 2: Suning’s record Teixeira signing grabs headlines as more foreign talent comes into the league

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Yesterday we looked at what last season’s top eight have been up to in the transfer window, but things have really been busy with teams who finished lower down the pyramid. Jiangsu Suning and Hebei CFFC continue to spend astronomical sums and the former have broken the Chinese transfer record to bring in Alex Teixeira. […]