Another point for Guizhou & another match marred by controversy for Guoan

Despite Guizhou Zhicheng widely being tipped as a side going down, the team has earned its second Chinese Super League draw, taking a point from giants Beijing Guoan. For the Beijingers, it will leave them with a lot to think about as we go into the extended international break. This was Guizhou’s first true home […]

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 […]

Guizhou Zhicheng vs. Liaoning FC: Five things we learned from the CSL opener

Friday evening saw Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng (henceforth, Guizhou) take on Liaoning FC in the Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre, with the opening match of the 2017 Chinese Super League finishing in a 1-1 draw. With a penalty given at either end, converted by James Chamanga and Nikica Jelavic respectively, and a red card for Liaoning goalkeeper […]