North Terrace News: Shenhua aim to extend Liaoning’s winless home run

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From the deep south to the far north – Shanghai Shenhua head from last weekend’s defeat down in Guangzhou up to Shenyang this weekend to take on the most ironically named club in the league – Liaoning Whowin. Great goals, shame about the game It was something of an odd contest at a soaking-wet Tianhe […]

North Terrace News: Evergrande a tough mayday assignment for Shenhua

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Shanghai Shenhua get the holiday weekend underway with the tough trip to Tianhe. Can they take the momentum of last weekend’s rebound victory over Hebei with them, or will the wounded beast of the home side continue their domestic dominance? Hebei win difficult to evaluate Was last Sunday’s much-needed home win a routine victory over […]

North Terrace News: Stumbling Shenhua welcome Hebei

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Yet another sobering lesson from Jiangsu Sainty Suning casts Shenhua’s early-season fumbles in an unflattering light. Sunday evening sees the CSL’s other big-spending, undefeated side roll into town – will Hebei continue the Hongkou side’s woes? Same old Jiangsu, always winning It was the same old story once again in the Nanjing Olympic Stadium last […]

North Terrace News: Early revenge for Shenhua at table-topping Jiangsu?

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Two of the three teams still undefeated at this early juncture come together at Nanjing Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening. Big-spending Jiangsu Sainty Suning have continued making headlines by topping the early table – can Gregorio Manzano’s work-in-progress Shenhua side trip up their local rivals and begin making amends for last season’s cup debacle? No way through for Shenhua […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua click into gear, stuttering Shandong next up

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It’s Sunday Night Football again at Hongkou this week, with Shanghai Shenhua welcoming a Shandong Luneng side making a disappointing start to 2016. Can the blues put the boot in and kick an old rival while they’re down? 2016 starts here It’s been an odd start to the CSL season in many ways – the […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua aim to jump-start 2016 against Shijiazhuang

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Shanghai Shenhua return to action after the two-week international break with the visit to Hongkou of last year’s surprise package Shijiazhuang Ever Bright. Can Gregorio Manzano lead his side to victory at the third time of asking and belatedly get 2016 up and running for the blues? False starts Early-season international breaks always rankle – […]

Shanghai Shenhua to investigate “provocative and offensive” Japanese flag stunt

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Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua have launched an investigation after an individual wearing the team’s colours apparently waved a Japanese flag emblazoned with the Shenhua logo at a match between a rival Shanghai club and a Japanese side. The incident took place at last week’s Asian Champions League match which saw Shanghai SIPG  triumph […]

Xujiahui News: Derby draw and continental conquest as SIPG head into the international break

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Shanghai SIPG’s indifferent early-season form continued this week with a disappointing showing in Friday evening’s Shanghai derby, followed by a much improved display in the Asian Champions League as Gamba Osaka visited Shanghai Stadium on Tuesday night. Xujiahui News takes a look back at the two performances as the club heads into the international break. […]

North Terrace News: Shanghai derby to jump-start 2016

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It’s the big one. Everyone’s favorite shipping conglomerate welcomes the city’s narcoleptic giant for the first edition of 2016’s Shanghai derby. Expect goals, drama, and more likely than not a red card or two… A fallen champion For years Shenhua were top of the pile – with the city’s traditional power winning all four of […]

Dongbei focus: Yanbian return to top league after 16 years, Yatai struggle against Greentown

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This week saw three dongbei sides back in action as the 2016 Super League season kicked off. Changchun and Liaoning were hoping to kick-start their respective campaigns with three points after a disappointing finish last season. Newcomers Yanbian Fude were looking to make a good first impression and continue their fairytale as they took on […]