Injuries abound, but Damjanovic provides hope for Guoan

Footie fans in China’s capital are going through a tough period right now, their side, Beijing Guoan, hasn’t managed a league win since well before the World Cup break. Most recently the Beijingers have only managed draws against Henan Jianye and Changchun Yatai, two teams battling to stay up. Combined with injuries to Korean midfielder […]

Three years of Guangzhou R&F: All Time XI

A slightly disingenuous name perhaps but the third anniversary of the founding of Guangzhou R&F provides your correspondent with a chance to select his eleven; conforming to CSL foreign player rules of course which only allow five foreigners with at least one being an Asian national. Three years ago Guangzhou based property development firm R&F […]

Alibaba leave Greentown hanging to make the CSL rich richer and poor poorer

Amidst the fanfare of Alibaba and Jack Ma’s multi million euro investment in Guangzhou Evergrande, with fans and pundits alike lining up to say express how vital this investment is for Chinese football is, one part of China is not cheering. Just one month ago, as reported by this website and others, Alibaba agreed to […]

Cheng: Perrin should take stand regarding older players

While other countries were debating who was in and who was out of their World Cup roster, fans of the Chinese national team (the few that still exist), were left to discuss manager Alain Perrin’s proposed 50 man player pool, made up entirely of players under 30. Perrin’s decision to focus on younger players is […]

Atkins: Own goal? Liao Lisheng’s development deserves praise

Guangzhou Evergrande fell to a 1-0 defeat to Cerezo Osaka at the Tianhe Stadium on Tuesday night in a game that ultimately mattered little to the result of the tie. Evergrande now progress to the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League for the third year running, but do so with a whimper. Having now played […]