Dalian Shide to play Myanmar national team

Dalian Shide, eight-times Chinese league champions, have been invited to travel to Myanmaar to play its national side, in a somewhat unusual match-up taking place amid the first elections to be held in the country for 20 years. According to Sports 163, Dalian are about to begin training in preparation for their trip to the […]

Worldwide disease

I’ve always pointed out that, despite the fact Chinese football has more than its fair share of scandals, and other unsavory goings-on, such problems are not uncommon elsewhere. The Sydney Morning Herald does a great job of putting into context just how widespread illegal sports betting is across the world, in its article A Decade […]

Dong Fangzhuo leaves Man U for Dalian

In a move as unsurprising as it was predictable, Manchester United’s Chinese international striker Dong Fangzhuo has left the club by mutual consent following a rather fruitless five years with the reigning English champions. Dong will re-join his former club, eight-time Chinese Champions Dalian Shide who are currently languishing at the wrong end of the […]

Olympic football kicks off… but who will be watching?

The Olympic countdown has been a long and tedious one but mercifully for football fans like ourselves it reaches zero a day earlier – the men’s Olympic Football tournament kicks off tomorrow evening. And fans of the ladies game need wait no longer – the action commences tonight in Tianjin. Regardless of the merits of […]