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 […]

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 – […]