Hong Kong Round-Up: Eastern head HKPL with Kitchee in Close Pursuit

Eastern extended their points lead at the top of the Hong Kong Premier League after a gripping and frantic 4-3 win over bitter rivals, South China at Mong Kok stadium. With the game tied at 3-3 in injury time, a draw was inevitable until Eastern’s late winner which meant Eastern could pull even further ahead […]

Xihu Insider: Chen Po-Liang to the rescue against Hohhot but can Hangzhou Greentown make it two from two against Xinjiang?

After Hong Myung-Bo’ substitutes turn the tide against opening weekend opponents Hohhot Zhongyou, this week Xihu Insider looks at what Matthew Spiranovic’s untimely injury means for Greentown and previews the arrival of round two’s opponents Xinjiang Tianshan Snow Leopards. Greentown secure an unconvincing three points The 61st minute introduction of Chen Po-Liang spurred Hangzhou Greentown […]

Suwon Bluewings overcome Under-Strength Eastern 1-0 in Asian Champions League

Match day three of Asian Champions league Group G saw a severely weakened Eastern team fall 1-0 to the K League giants, Suwon Samsung Bluewings.  Eastern were without Manuel Bleda, Diego Eli and also reliable mainstays Xu Deshaui and Ju Yingzhi so they faced an uphill task against the Bluewings. Yet, Eastern again took advantage […]

League One Review: Eight Talking Points from Round 1

League One completed its opening round this past weekend and we look at eight talking points from what was, as always, an eventful set of matches. How has the U23 rule effected League One? Are Shenzhen as good as they seem? Who is an excellent manager? Find out below. U23 Rule Not Such A Big […]

Xihu Insider: Doomed to obscurity or leading the way? Could Song Weiping’s faith in youth spell disaster for relegated Hangzhou Greentown?

Despite the arrival and subsequent departure of the biggest player in the club’s history, a ten game winless streak and a temporary exile to Jinhua, for around twelve glorious minutes of CSL 2016’s final round, it seemed like Hangzhou Greentown might just pull off one more great escape. However, as half time approached, events in […]