Only in the CSL: Soccer by Committee, Wenzhou Private Lending, Difficult Days for Hangzhou

When even Chinese media starts referring to the “Cultural Revolution” and “Red Guards”, you know you aren’t going down the right path. Such is the situation in Hangzhou these days, manager Wu Jingui has been removed from the picture due to “illness” and the team is now being run by a committee of seven players, […]

Shenhua to leave Shanghai for CFA cup, and possibly entire 2012 season

Shanghai Shenhua has outraged its support by announcing it will play its CFA cup games this season in the city of Wuhu in Anhui province. The club confirmed the plan on its offical weibo, and Sina Sports quoted anonymous figures who said moves were afoot to have Shenhua play all of its games in the […]

Muriqui Quitting Guangzhou Because of CFA Punishment?

Muriqui pulling at Zhao

We know the CFA is an incredibly frustrating body to deal with, but to the point of quitting Chinese soccer? Guangzhou Hengda’s star Muriqui, whose been one of the brightest stars on a team filled with good players and who currently sits 3rd on the scoring table with 9 goals, appears to be quitting Chinese […]

Tianjin Teda Become the Away Team in Their Own Stadium

Tianjin players celebrate a goal

Saturday night offered a number of tough choices for football fans in northern China.  The Bird’s Nest hosted the annual major match to celebrate the anniversary of the Olympics, this year’s was a truly unique occassion, seeing AC Milan and Inter Milan face off in the Italian Super Cup.  In nearby Tianjin, Real Madrid was […]

Only in the CSL… 2

Divert your eyes, it's too awful!

I’ve witnessed and heard of a lot of odd things in my years of following the Chinese Super League, but this might take the cake. Beijing Guoan’s manager Jamie Pacheco has been suspended 8 matches and fined RMB40,000 (over US$6,000) for a very heinous act, quite possibly the worst possible act if you ask the […]