North-East Focus: Yatai take down Guizhou; Dalian win but lose out on promotion

The last round of the season saw most of the dongbei teams involved in some kind of end of season battle, with only Yanbian fighting for pride in their dead-rubber match against Jonoon. Harbin and Changchun were both safe in their respective leagues but had the opportunity to put their opponents to the sword and […]

League One Round 30 Wrap: Hebei Promoted with win; last minute goal saves Hunan & relegates BIT

The 2015 League One season came to an end this Sunday with things to decide at both ends of the table. Hebei CFFC’s win against Shenzhen FC saw them promoted and meant that Dalian Aerbin’s triumph over Tianjin Songjiang was in vain. At the bottom, two stoppage time goals saw Hunan Billows relegated and then […]

CSL 2015 run-in: Down to the wire – what can happen on the CSL last day

The title run-in this year has seen more than a few twists and turns, with last minute goals in the final few rounds making for an exiting and unpredictable title race. Last week it was the same again – Guangzhou Evergrande were just seconds away from being crowned CSL 2015 champions before a clearly offside […]

League One Round 30 Preview: Hebei need a draw to make CSL amid corruption allegations; Hunan and BIT battle to beat the drop

The League One season comes to an end this weekend, but there are still two significant matters to be settled at either end of the table. Hebei CFFC will be promoted with a draw at home to Shenzhen FC, but will miss out if they lose and Dalian Aerbin beat Tianjin Songjiang. But the battle […]

North-east focus: Yanbian seal championship, hope still alive for Dalian and Liaoning

It’s been another rollercoaster week in the north-east with joy and hope being the overriding themes of the weekend’s action. Yanbian clinched the League One title in style while Dalian and Liaoning kept their respective goals in their sights. Liaoning put Shenhua to the sword to keep survival hopes alive Last week this column said Liaoning […]