From dreams to reality: 2016 reform plan dials back expectations amid record spend

It can only be said that 2016 looks to be a banner year for Chinese football. The January transfer window saw the arrival of a cadre of marquee players from the European leagues, including Guangzhou Evergrande’s acquisition of Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid and Hebei China Fortune’s purchase of Paris Saint Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi. […]

Jaimes McKee Interview – “Having two big Hong Kong teams play in the Chinese Super League would have so much interest”

Sun Pegasus striker Jaimes Mckee has been a mainstay of the Hong Kong  team for several years now and is known for his hard work and commitment for the national cause.  After Hong Kong’s better than expected run of results in World Cup qualifying , Mckee’s stature in Hong Kong and Asian football has risen […]

Worker’s Stadium Ramblings: Beijing Guoan Season Preview

2015 was supposed to be a big year for Beijing Guoan, coming hot on the heels of their title challenge the year before. It was assumed Gregorio Manzano had all his pieces in place and had finally figured out how things worked in the CSL and was going to lead the team to victory. Results […]

Xihu insider: Can Cahill stir a sleeping dragon in Zhejiang?

Tim Cahill, the former Everton, NY Red Bulls and Shanghai Shenhua midfielder arrived at Hangzhou Greentown this summer through unexpected circumstances after being released to make room in the squad for more glamourous and, arguably higher profile stars such as Fredy Guarin and Obafemi Martins. Browsing the comments sections of a few football websites this […]

CSL Season Preview: Can Yanbian keep the dream alive?

With their opening game less than 24 hour away, WEF takes a closer look at CSL new boys Yanbian Fude and whether we can expect another miraculous year from them in 2016. Believe in Miracles Yanbian’s 2015 was, to put it bluntly, unbelievable. The boys from the Korean Autonomous Prefecture did the unthinkable by cantering to […]