Ramires propels Jiangsu to verge of knockouts with Osaka win

Jiangsu maintained a perfect record in the ACL and look imperious at the top of Group H following a resilient but oftentimes precarious 1-0 win over Gamba Osaka. While the home side energized proceedings by nobly harrying for a second half equalizer, in truth, it was a wet and unconvincing game of football that will […]

Jiangsu and Tianjin draw blanks in Ramires and Mikel reunion

Jiangsu Suning was held to a goalless draw by Tianjin TEDA in an anemic performance lacking both direction and intensity. If one of the crucial questions facing Choi Yong-soo’s side prior to kick off was its ability to pose an attacking threat in the absence of Alex Teixeira and Roger Martinez, it is now glaringly […]

Shanghai Shenhua player ratings 2012 – Wang Dalei the standout performer

With another dreadful season behind them, Shanghai Shenhua are left lying in the dirt licking their wounds yet again as the dust from CSL 2012 settles. Shenhua correspondents Steve Crooks and Cameron Wilson, both north terrace season ticket holders, get together to rate each squad member’s contribution, or lack of, this season. This review doesn’t […]

Evergrande report: Foreign stars revolt as 2013 plans begin take shape

With Guangzhou Evergrande crowned champions of the Chinese Super League 2012, takes a look at the latest news surrounding the club as preparations commence in earnest for next season’s second-attempt at continental glory.   Foreign Players – A mass exodus and two big names from Europe It has been widely accepted for some time that […]

Super sub Cao wins it for Shenhua yet again

For the fifth time this season, local hero Cao Yunding came off the bench to score a result-changing goal as Shanghai Shenhua beat a stubborn Henan Construction 2-1 on Friday night. The pint-sized creative midfielder came on in the second half to stab the ball home after a scrappy move in the Henan box to […]