The Mads Davidsen Column: Qingdao take their chances

Only two games took place this weekend in the CSL due to the international games, so we got to see  the talents of Shanghai East Asia and and absolutely stunning win for Qingdao over form team Tianjin which saw the Shandong province side pull away from the relegation zone. Liaoning – Shanghai East Asia The […]

Atkins: China U19 have talent but much still to learn

Youth football in China is a topic that has been discussed a lot and, following last weeks’ Under-16 and Under-19 national team fixtures, it is an issue that has been highlighted once more. First off, while defeat to South Korea in the final game of the Qinhuangdao Invitational was disappointing, it is also important to […]

The Mads Davidsen Column: Horrible Qingdao

This week, I saw three of the teams involved in the relegation battle live, and we can conclude that Qingdao is looking to join Wuhan as the team going down to league for one next season.   Horrible Qingdao-performance Qingdao played a 100 % horrible game on Friday in Shanghai against East Asia. Not entirely […]

Ross: Don’t panic Sven

Guangzhou R&F have taken just one point from their last four games, conceded eleven goals in their last two, face a tough away trip to Dalian next weekend and see their city rivals Evergrande playing  in the ACL semis. Despite this your Guangzhou R&F correspondent believes there should be no panic at Yuexiushan. Yes, R&F’s […]

Atkins: Tianjin draw on Brazilian influences to emerge from troubles

Alexandre Guimaraes may have moved to Costa Rica during his teenage years and ultimately represented the Central American nation at international level, but there is a very Brazilian feel to his coaching at times that was clear in victory over Beijing Guoan this weekend. Tianjin set up in a variation of the 4-2-2-2 formation that […]