Xihu Insider: Greentown secure a long overdue victory ahead of Guoan cup tie and a north east trip

Can Hangzhou Greentown build on an unexpected victory to progress in the cup and finally escape the suffocating clutches of the relegation zone? Tan Yang on hand to resuscitate Greentown’s season As the final whistle sounded around a rain soaked Huanglong, the emotion etched on the faces of the Greentown players was clear for all […]

Xihu Insider: Greentown in impressive victory over Shandong

Following a tough away defeat to Shijiazhuang in round two and an international break, Friday saw Hangzhou Greentown welcome Shandong Luneng to the Huang Long Stadium. Having suffered a 1-4 ACL home defeat to Seoul in their previous fixture and with both teams sitting in mid-table following a win and a draw from their opening […]

Xihu Insider: Disappointment for Greentown’s young guns against Shijiazhuang

After securing an opening day victory for the first time since the 2011 season, Hangzhou Greentown headed to Hubei to face Shijiazhuang Ever Bright on Sunday. How would they fare against a team looking to bounce back from a home defeat in round one? Following an encouraging performance against Changchun last week, manager Myung Bo-Hong stuck […]

Guangzhou R&F Swamp Hangzhou Greentown

R&F put six goals past Hangzhou to ensure that the match will be remembered as much for Abderazzak Hamdallah’s ten minute hat-trick as the state of the pitch. Undaunted by the swamp like nature of the playing surface Hangzhou started brightly and didn’t deserve to lose by four goals but were undone by two soft […]

Previewing the Sides: Hangzhou Greentown

Greentown, Green Samurai, and Greenhorns in Hangzhou. The Green Samurai of Hangzhou are back to Yellow Dragon stadium after weathering the rocky storm of 2012 and this season Zhejiangese hopefuls are looking at their youthful Greentown side and Okada’s second year in China to yield more on the pitch. The Manager Takeshi Okada, the Japanese talisman, […]