Xihu Insider: Another last day escape or will Hangzhou Greentown finally say goodbye to the CSL?

With Guangzhou Evergrande having secured a sixth consecutive CSL crown attention turns to the race for third and crucially for Greentown, the relegation battle. After being confirmed as 2016’s first casualty, who will be joining Shijiazhuang Ever Bright in League One football next season? Late Changchun surge means it’s do or die for Greentown heading […]

North Terrace News: Stuttering Shenhua need China Derby win

Shanghai Shenhua may have sealed Asian Champions League preliminary round qualification this week, but their patchy form means they are no longer favorites for third spot and direct entry to the play-off round. Can a win over old rivals help set the Hongkou side up to pip their newer rivals to the qualification post? The […]

Xihu Insider: Relegation battle heading to the wire after Changchun Yatai capitalise on Greentown defeat in Guangzhou

After a crushing away defeat to a brilliantly clinical Guangzhou R&F, Hangzhou Greentown are yet again desperate for points as relegation rivals breath down their necks and Shanghai Shenhua come to town looking to end their Huanglong derby day hoodoo. Zahavi puts Greentown to the sword in Guangdong  Start off with a generous helping of pre-game […]

Guangzhou Evergrande poised for 6th consecutive CSL title – but what else will be decided this weekend?

With the Chinese Super League playing its third last round of the 2016 season this weekend, WEF takes a look at what still has to be decided this season. CSL Title Race Guangzhou Evergrande will win their sixth consecutive CSL title against Yanbian Funde at home on Sunday if they win, or if Jiangsu Suning lose against […]

North Terrace News: Shenhua stumble to Hangzhou

It’s the CSL’s big Tim Cahill Derby on Sunday, as third-place Shenhua stutter towards the finish line with a trip to relegation-threatened Hangzhou Greentown. Will the curse of Huanglong finally be broken? Uneasy favorites freeze again There’s something not quite right with the mentality of Shenhua, and there hasn’t been for years – the charitable […]