Away days: Shanghai Shenhua fans’ debaucherous Beijing adventure

A tale of football, defeat, alcohol, bird-chasing and general sordidness. Just another weekend for the infamous sino-foreign Shenhua fans group, the SEC, except it was an away trip in Beijing. The names have been changed to protect the guilty… This eagerly-awaited expedition was the Shenhua Element Crew’s first bona fide long-range away trip since the […]

Addo: Promotion a must for Wuhan in 2015

Centre back Ransford Addo arrived in China over three years ago, tasked with aiding an ambitious Shanghai East Asia (now SIPG FC) side in their quest for promotion to the highest level of Chinese professional football – the Chinese Super League. Having succeeded in doing just that in his first season with the club, the defender, […]

Straight Outta Canton: Evergrande winning with the handbrake on thanks to Goulart

Guangzhou Evergrande’s season is now five games old—glossing over February’s half-hearted effort at a Super Cup—and the Canton Tigers continue to boast a 100 percent record in 2015. In truth, they have yet to really be tested. Two league outings and a further three in the AFC Champions League have brought wins and goals, but not […]

Jiangsu Sainty – Mid-table battle looms in 2015 – CSL Preview

Jiangsu Sainty may have lost their first Super League game of the season 2-1 away to Shanghai SIPG and beaten Guizhou 2-0 at home in their second but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to look at their prospects over the next 28 games. Only champions Guangzhou Evergrande boast more current Chinese internationals than the […]

Wuhan Weekly – Promotion likely a bridge to far for Wuhan Zall – 2015 preview

After missing out on promotion to the Super League in the most devastating of fashions last season, Wuhan Zall enter 2015 on a downward curve. With their season kicking off today against League One new boy Hohhot Zhongyou, we take a look at what the coming year has in store for the Hubei club. The […]