Understanding disinformation: The Sun’s scathing attack on Chinese football explained

Wild East Football was originally established way back in 2010 to report the Chinese game in as frank and constructive manner as possible to counter the international media’s sole focus on corruption and other negative elements. During the past six years we have seen many ill-informed and poorly-researched pieces make judgments on Chinese football, but until now we have never responded specifically to […]

Yuexiushan: The cradle of Cantonese football, part one

Guangzhou’s Yuexiushan Stadium has a long and storied history. As the birthplace of Cantonese football, and a venue for large-scale public events outside of sport, it has existed through some of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history. The first of two articles, this piece looks at Yuexiushan’s early history, and that of the teams […]

Yanbian’s Gambian sensation: “No-one back home wanted me to come to China, but they are all CSL fans now”

Astronomical transfer fees on big names has seen the Chinese Super League dominate world football headlines this year but one of the biggest impacts made by a foreign player in China has come from a complete unknown. Last year, Bubacarr Trawally was just 20 when he joined one of China’s footballing outposts – Yanbian Funde, an […]

Shenhua or SIPG? Choose one

From following the English Premier League to the Chinese Super League. This is a first hand account of one expat football fan’s experience following Shanghai SIPG. It all started when I heard about a Shanghai SIPG supporters club that was offering season tickets for just 500 RMB, I couldn’t believe what great value it was […]

“Hong Kong football is falling behind mainland China” – South China manager Ricardo Rambo

Current South China manager Ricardo Rambo is a name synonymous with Hong Kong football after nearly 18 years of involvement in the local game as both a player and a manager. Through his own experiences, Rambo has seen both the highs and lows and the transition from the old first division to the current format […]