League One Team of the Week – Round 2: Yifang and Meizhou lead the way after big wins

Round 2 of the League One season has been done and dusted for a while now but, in a new feature, WEF presents the team of the week. Unlike other such sides, it is a team in a realistic formation with all players featured in the position they played this week. So no back threes […]

China League One: Ferrara Out at Wuhan, Hebei Derby and Experience Counts at Yifang – 8 Talking Points from Round 2

With the CSL off for the international break last weekend, the action continued with another eventful round of League One action. Here, is a slightly belated review of a weekend that saw China’s first managerial casualty of the season, a Hebei derby, experience paying off at Yifang and some struggles for China’s newest international prospect. […]

League One Review: Eight Talking Points from Round 1

League One completed its opening round this past weekend and we look at eight talking points from what was, as always, an eventful set of matches. How has the U23 rule effected League One? Are Shenzhen as good as they seem? Who is an excellent manager? Find out below. U23 Rule Not Such A Big […]

League One 2016 Review – Part 3: Shenzhen take a dose of Sven to recover from Seedorf hangover; Shenxin, Xinjiang and Meizhou also in focus

2017 is now upon us, but we all know that 2016 is a year we won’t quickly forget. Of course, by now we’re all tired of reading about sizable geopolitical shifts and a slew of beloved celebrities passing on, so it’s time to focus on what really matters and that’s the second tier of Chinese […]

Coaching in “hard mode” in China’s second division – Gary White’s Shanghai Shenxin turnaround

STOP PRESS: Shortly after this interview was completed, Gary White’s contract with Shanghai Shenxin was not renewed, despite an impressive record at the second tier club. What follows is the interview as conducted just before the Chinese football management merry-go-round spun once more. —- Gary White took over a free-falling Shanghai Shenxin back in May […]