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WEF’s top ten posts of 2012

No prizes for guessing which stories gathered the most attention on this year. For Chinese football, 2012 was all about big names and big money, however there was still room for a few other very worthy topics to squeeze in which shows the diverse range of topics on offer. Here’s what our readership voted for with their mouse clicks as the most read stories on in 2012.

1. Shanghai shocker: Drogba and Anelka may have played their last games for Shenhua

2. Shanghai Shenhua 2012 season preview: A return to grace

3. Exclusive: Drogba to join Shenhua next week on two-year deal worth 14 million pounds

4. Guangzhou Evergrande sign Dortmund’s Lucas Barrios for 8.5 million Euro transfer fee

5. Tom Byer on grassroots soccer in China

6. Exclusive: Drogba smashes furniture in changing room outburst

7. Incredible scenes as Drogba arrives at Shanghai Pudong Airport

8. CSL releases some revenue and salary statistics

9. Hangzhou Greentown to become Hainan Airlines

10. Two upcoming EPL talents for Camacho to ponder


A leading international commentator on Chinese football frequently quoted by the world's top media. Offers piercing and resolutely honest insights into the bustling crossroads where football, society, economics and politics meet in contemporary China. Based in Shanghai since 2005, observer of the Chinese game since 2000.

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