New signing Joel Griffiths mobbed at Shanghai Pudong airport

It’s what no Beijing Guoan fan wanted to see – a club hero heading south to join hated rivals Shanghai Shenhua. But that’s exactly what happened yesterday as Joel Griffiths touched down at Pudong airport to formally join his new club, Shenhua, on a one-year contract. The significance of the move was not lost on […]

Beijing Guoan 2012 Photo Recap 1: Outside Worker’s Stadium

With the 2012 season still a few months away, I’ve decided to go through my pictures and share a few images from the past season. I’m an average photographer at best, for far more interesting shots, check out “Golden Tooth Brother”, a professional photographer who does an amazing job capturing the fan experience.  This will […]

Fallen Warrior: In memory of Brother Tufei

“Received terrible news. Brother Tufei (Bandit) suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage very early this morning, despite efforts to save him, he passed away. Let us commemorate this most devoted Shenhua fan, brother Tufei, with this most classic photograph. Bon Voyage. A.C.A.B.” (all cops are bastards).” Taken from Blue Devil YGV5’s weibo post of October 15, […]

Shenhua fans celebrate last-gasp China Derby victory

Shanghai Shenhua’s loyal followers  have many victory rituals, one of the best known of which is the massive gathering of fans underneath the elevated line 3  metro station right next to the stadium to sing songs of joy after a big win. Tonight’s after match revelery was no expection, here is a video of the […]

Friday Video Amusement – Not All Chinese Fans Hate Each Other!

It’s Friday, you’re waiting for the weekend to finally begin, you want to get out of the office, I do too. Therefore, I’m not going to write a long post about the possibilities of Beijing Guoan going public, that can always wait for next week when the league’s on break. Instead, I’ll post an excellent […]