North Terrace News: Cup or bust once again for Shenhua following Gongti beating

For the third time in as many years, Shenhua reach the halfway point of the season with little more than pride to play for in the league and the CFA Cup representing their sole hope of glory, silverware and continental qualification. Felix Magath steers an ailing Shandong into town Wednesday night – can Shenhua make […]

Wilson: Simple changes needed to make CFA Cup a truly great competition

Sunday evening’s CFA cup final was not a great game of football but it still generated great entertainment for all present despite the competition’s numerous organizational flaws. Shanghai Shenhua fans are  bitterly disappointed following their club’s extra-time 1-0 defeat to Jiangsu Sainty. However, those in blue will not forget that on the way the cup generated a truly […]

North Terrace News: CFA Cup Final Judgement Day

It’s come to this – after another full season of football, only 90 minutes remain. With nothing separating the sides after a cagey first leg, Shanghai Shenhua face off against Jiangsu Sainty at Hongkou on Sunday afternoon to decide the destination of the 2015 Chinese FA Cup. First Leg Stalemate Conditions weren’t ideal in Nanjing last Sunday […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua head to Nanjing for CFA Cup final first leg

It’s time. The city of Shanghai holds its breath in anticipation of silverware in 2015 – can Shenhua settle the butterflies with a strong first-leg performance in a city in which they have never before won a game? Laying Down a Marker The 2015 CSL season ended with a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming cup final. […]

North Terrace News: All Shenhua eyes on semi-final second leg

Club football returns after yet another international break. Shanghai Shenhua kick the week off with a dictionary-definition dead-rubber at Hongkou before heading up to Beijing for a crucial cup tie. Nobody Said it was Easy September 30th feels like more than a couple of weeks ago already; a heady Hongkou night when the home side […]