Pub Talk: The show must go on…

A somewhat gloomy Pub Talk this week as Bcheng and the Editor lament Beijing’s failure to beat Guangzhou in last Monday night’s big match. Also on the agenda is an impromptu socio-culturual discussion, Shenhua’s dysfunctional defence, super Jiangsu Sainty’s unstoppable form, and how Guoan’s 40,000 average crowds are confounding stereotypical views of the Chinese Super […]

Fans flock to greet Conca at Guangzhou airport

Guangzhou Evergrande’s  $10 million signing Darío Conca was given a heroes welcome by around 100 fans at the city’s Baiyun Airport yesterday afternoon, as the player finally arrived in China following his record-breaking transfer last week. Sina Sports reported that  the 2010 Brazilian league player of the year was greeted by club officials and fans […]

Weekend Snaps (CSL Round 15)

kid wearing Guoan jersey

I could post a ton of the “pretty girl” (美女) football fan photos that Sohu seems to love so much, but instead I’m just posting this one photo this week. Perhaps it’s just me and I’m at the age where I should probably become an “adult” and have kids and all that, but this photo […]

Shanghai 3-2 Jiangsu: Visitors Point of View

You’ll have to forgive me for the delay in my match report. I’ve spent the past few days trying to keep my mind off the devastating events I witnessed last Saturday night in Shanghai. It was a match that started with so much excitement but ended in utter heartbreak for the visitors. Thankfully two contributors […]

A Guide to Football in Shenyang

liaoning logo

China’s northeast is a footballing hotbed, and of the three provinces, Liaoning has always led the charge, in particular, the province’s capital city of Shenyang.  Despite the lack of success for the city’s local teams, it has produced an inordinate amount of China’s top footballers who’ve gone on to great success in other sides around […]