Bcheng: Transfer window changes that could make the difference

The weekend marked the end of the Chinese Super League’s summer transfer window and while there were no real “big name” arrivals (beyond Vagner Love), a number of teams worked to strengthen their side. Let’s get Vagner Love out of the way first. The former Brazilian international is joining Shandong too late to make a […]

Bcheng: Final thoughts on the East Asian Cup

On Sunday night, China’s win over Australia meant they finished second in the East Asian Cup, a respectable finish for a country that was previously struggling. Here we offer a few thoughts on China’s performance in the competition and what it all means. Thought 1 The East Asian Cup is a completely pointless competition, along […]

The Mads Davidsen Column: China’s Zheng Zhi masterstroke

The new Chinese national team style The EAFF East Asian Cup is now over, and we can be very excited regarding the Chinese performance and a second place finish. The results were good, but even more important the team’s mentality and style look good for the future. First and most important of all – after […]

The Mads Davidsen Column: China gain morale-boosting Japan result

EAFF East Asian Cup 2013 The CSL is taking a short summer break and instead it’s time for the national teams to take centre stage. This and next week, I will analyse EAFF games including the national teams from South Korea, Australia, Japan, and China. South Korea inefficient The first game was a disappointment – […]

The Mads Davidsen Column: Shenhua deadly on the left again

welcomes aboard our new match analyst, Mads Davidsen. A professional football coach based in China, most recently with the Ebbe Sand Soccer Academy Shanghai in Shanghai, he will be offering his insights into the technical and coaching aspects of football on and off the pitch in the Chinese Super League in his regular new column. […]