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 […]

North Terrace News: Flying Shenhua out for cup revenge against Jiangsu

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Fresh from yet another big home win, Shenhua keep up their fight on league and cup fronts this week, with all eyes Wednesday on whether the home side can finally banish their cup demons against Jiangsu, before welcoming Liaoning on Saturday for a more straightforward CSL assignment. Fortress Hongkou Shanghai International Port Group; Jiangsu Suning; Hebei China Fortune; […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua’s run-in begins with visit of champions-elect

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Guangzhou Taobao Evergrande roll into town on Saturday night as Shanghai Shenhua begin their league and cup run-in with the toughest fixture remaining. Can the hosts extend their Hongkou winning form to get a first-ever home win against Evergrande, or will they lose early ground in the race for third? The beginning of the end Following […]

Shenhua or SIPG? Choose one

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From following the English Premier League to the Chinese Super League. This is a first hand account of one expat football fan’s experience following Shanghai SIPG. It all started when I heard about a Shanghai SIPG supporters club that was offering season tickets for just 500 RMB, I couldn’t believe what great value it was […]

North Terrace News: Can Shenhua stay top dog over local rivals?

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Last Saturday’s marquee fixture saw Shanghai Shenhua seal a rousing and deserved victory over Jiangsu, hot on the heels of sending Shanghai International Port Group home from Hongkou with tails wagging between legs. Sitting in third spot coming into the home stretch, NTN uses the upcoming break to reflect on Shenhua’s hopes of qualifying for the Asian Champions League. […]

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 […]