North Terrace News: A schizophrenic season in numbers – Shanghai Shenhua 2016 ratings

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It was the worst of times, it was the best of times, and then it was the worst of times again. 4th place, preliminary AFC Champions League qualification and a decent cup run see the club hit their pre-season targets – but the truly electric mid-season burst of the team, and subsequent collapse to the […]

North Terrace News: After the sparkle, Shenhua’s 2016 fizzles out

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Sunday evening in Changchun looks likely to seal a story of so close, and yet so far for Shanghai Shenhua. Fourth place and a cup semi-final appearance have to go down as a decent achievement for the season, but the frustration of letting third place slip – and with it both local bragging rights and […]

North Terrace News: Stuttering Shenhua need China Derby win

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Shanghai Shenhua may have sealed Asian Champions League preliminary round qualification this week, but their patchy form means they are no longer favorites for third spot and direct entry to the play-off round. Can a win over old rivals help set the Hongkou side up to pip their newer rivals to the qualification post? The […]

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

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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?

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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

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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 […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua welcome Henan with ACL qualification theirs to lose

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Sunday evening sees Shanghai Shenhua start their sprint for the line with the visit of Henan Jianye – a win against their mid-table opponents will see the Hongkou side put one foot in next season’s Asian Champions League. Can the boys in blue hold their nerve and see out an impressive end to a dramatic 2016 […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua stumble to Tianjin with season in danger of slipping away

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After a week which saw them crash out of the cup and throw away a 2-0 lead in a home banker, a listing Shanghai Shenhua need to right themselves immediately as the league run-in resumes. Deja vu all over again In a week which could have come straight out of the script of 2014 or […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua must avoid holiday banana skin as Chongqing visit

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Shenhua are bearing the flag for Shanghai football following a chastening week for their noisy neighbors. With destiny in their own hands, can Shenhua press home the advantage starting Friday evening? A point gained, if not earned A trip to in-form Guangzhou R&F promised to be perhaps the trickiest assignment remaining in the race for […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua head south looking to keep run-in momentum

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The return of the CSL for the home stretch sees Shanghai Shenhua visit Guangzhou R&F for Sunday evening’s big game. Can the Hongkou side come out of their toughest remaining fixture and consolidate their position in the race for Asian Champions League qualification? How can I disappoint you? Let me count the ways… Although it feels a long […]