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

Zahavi v Hangzhou

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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

SIPG Bat Fans Club 1

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 […]