North Terrace News: Shenhua and Jiangsu resume a familiary rivalry with it all to play for

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With an up-and-down week on the road ending on a high, Shanghai Shenhua welcome Jiangsu Suning to town with Asian Champions League qualification still a tantalising possibility, and looking to lay down a marker before once again locking horns at the business end of the CFA Cup. Saturday night at Hongkou sees the big match for CSL Round 21. […]

North Terrace News: Bittersweet Shenhua head north having won derby but lost Demba

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Another pulsating Shanghai derby unfortunately made international headlines for all the wrong reasons, with talismanic forward Demba Ba suffering a sickening leg-break. Having rallied to put their noisy neighbours firmly back in their place, can Shenhua keep their siege mentality going and record a couple of away results to remain in touch with the ACL […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua return to home comforts for biggest week of season

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Returning from the long trip to Yanbian with tails between their legs, Shanghai Shenhua need to regroup quickly with two season-defining games at Hongkou: a CFA Cup quarter final first leg and the Shanghai Derby. Punishment in the north-east The season’s longest trip came at a tricky time for Shenhua and their packed July schedule […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua head to Yanbian for calm before the storm

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Shanghai Shenhua made a great start to their fixture-packed July with two big home wins last week; the longest away trip of the season to a struggling Yanbian is a chance to draw breath and maintain form ahead of the biggest week of the season thus far with two more blockbuster Hongkou fixtures coming up. […]

North Terrace News: Cup or bust once again for Shenhua following Gongti beating

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For the third time in as many years, Shenhua reach the halfway point of the season with little more than pride to play for in the league and the CFA Cup representing their sole hope of glory, silverware and continental qualification. Felix Magath steers an ailing Shandong into town Wednesday night – can Shenhua make […]

North Terrace News: capital showdown for resurgent Shenhua

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Shanghai Shenhua came through a tough double gameweek with a pair of impressive performances and expected results. Is the 2016 China Derby their opportunity to take advantage of an ailing Beijing Guoan? Bogey Team v1 Shenhua appear to be the only side who can reliably stop Hebei China Fortune FC. In a game much of […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown fail against 10 man Guangzhou R&F + weekend preview

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Shocking performance highlights Greentown’s current state of affairs ahead of two tough away games in the space of a week. Nothing good comes out of round 12 Lacklustre, inept, lifeless. The list could go on, but you get the idea. When Guangzhou R&F defender, Jiang Zhipeng was perhaps, harshly dismissed in the 21st minute for […]

North Terrace News: Hebei and Hangzhou in double gameweek for Shenhua

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Stumbling once again into the last-chance saloon, Shanghai Shenhua face off against in-form high-rollers Hebei Wednesday evening before welcoming perennial bogey team Hangzhou Greentown to Hongkou on Sunday. A weakened side can ill afford any more slip-ups – what are their prospects for two tricky fixtures? Groundhog Day Again, Only Worse A disappointing 1-1 draw […]

North Terrace News: Groundhog day as Shenhua visit Henan in best-of-the-rest six-pointer

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Shanghai Shenhua return from the international break right back where they’ve spent the past 18 months – fighting to stay somewhat in sight of the fast-disappearing Champions League sides. Once again Henan Jianye are the unlikely rivals for Shenhua in the race for fifth – is this the footballing equivalent of two bald men fighting over […]

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 […]