Death of an institution: The Dalian Shide Story

dalian cry (Small)

Last week one of the most popular Dalian Shide weibo news accounts made its final ever post, bidding a final farewell to the world, following the tragic demise of the club over the close season.

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…