From the Qing dynasty, to collapsing roofs and the CSL: a history of Guangzhou R&F’s temporary home

Military parade ground, site of the first Provincial Games in China, political rallying point, Japanese military depot, home of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup, host of the Women’s World Cup, and finally a CSL venue. The Guangdong Provincial People’s Stadium has certainly witnessed a lot since it hosted the first Provincial Games in the dying days […]

Drop in quality but a lot to discuss: How did the CSL cope with the CFA’s new rules?

The CSL kicked off this weekend and, as well as dealing with the weight of expectation, every club had to cope with the controversial new rules introduced by the CFA in January. The number of foreign players allowed to be involved in each game was reduced from four+substitute to three, and each side had to […]

Alexandre Pato the villain as Tianjin Quanjian lose CSL opener to Guangzhou R&F

Fabio Cannavaro’s star-studded Tianjin Quanjian side endured a difficult start to the 2017 Chinese Super League season with a 2-0 defeat away to Guangzhou R&F, with goals from Xiao Jie and Renatinho. R&F, who lost several key figures over the winter, banished any doubt over their ability to resist the likes of Alexandre Pato, Geuvanio […]

2017 Chinese Super League Predictions – Evergrande tipped for seventh heaven

The Chinese Super League has big changes this year. Only three foreign players are allowed  per match, one U-23 player must be in the starting XI and another on the bench. What will be the outcome of these new rules? We ask some of WEF crew to find out. Who will be the 2017 Chinese […]

Chinese Super League fixtures 2017 – Evergrande v Guoan, Shenhua v Jiangsu in bumper opening weekend

The 2017 Chinese Super League season starts with a bang on the weekend of March 3 as champions Guangzhou Evergrande welcome rivals Beijing Guoan in an exciting opening day card which also features a Yangzte Delta derby. Following on from last year, a fixture computer was again used to formulate the timing of this season’s […]