Atkins: Evergrande-Guoan remains the CSL’s prize attraction

As a neutral supporter of the Chinese Super League, it is always the first game I scan the fixture list for—Guangzhou Evergrande against Beijing Guoan. Whatever the season in recent years, it is this game which has continually stood out. On this very website, clashes between the pair were named “match of the year” on […]

CSL 2014 Previews: Beijing Guoan

The manager: Like Marcello Lippi, Gregorio Manzano had never managed outside his home country before coming to China, unlike Lippi he doesn’t come here with a mantle full of trophies. Manzano’s been managing in Spain for over 30 years, with multiple stints at Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, but only has a Copa del Rey to […]

Matic, Paartalu, Damjanovic and Joel Griffiths, the China Interview Part II

What is your impression of China? Can you use chop sticks? Do you speak Chinese? For too long the foreign football player in China has been subject to the same questions from interviewers and we at Wild East Football intend to remedy this situation by asking four players the questions that you the readers need […]

WEF Exclusive: Darko Matic on Guoan’s form, support in China and the teams to beat in 2013

Beijing Guoan have stuttered following a great start to 2013, as a squad with some great quality has struggled with a hefty fixture pile up so early in the season. As ever, talismanic Bosnian defensive midfielder Darko Matic has been an integral part of Guoan’s successes in this difficult stage of the Chinese Super League […]

Drogba Who? Foreigner Focus on Anzur Ismailov

Drogba Who? Wild East Football analyses those who have already made an impact on the Chinese Super League before this summer’s influx of football mega stars. Drogba dressing room dressing downs, Yakubu’s constant goals, Kanoute’s injury and Keita finding form, the summer’s foreign imports have again been in the news in the last couple of […]