Guizhou Zhicheng vs. Liaoning FC: Five things we learned from the CSL opener

Friday evening saw Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng (henceforth, Guizhou) take on Liaoning FC in the Guiyang Olympic Sports Centre, with the opening match of the 2017 Chinese Super League finishing in a 1-1 draw. With a penalty given at either end, converted by James Chamanga and Nikica Jelavic respectively, and a red card for Liaoning goalkeeper […]

The Chinese Football Podcast: Strange New Rules Set The Scene For CSL 2017

Wild East Football is very proud to present the first ever China Football Podcast, hosted by Christopher Atkins, along with resident panelists Brandon Chemers and Cameron Wilson, to bring the world closer to all the latest happenings in the game. Each week we’ll have expert opinion and commentary as we discuss one of the world’s most […]

Chinese football’s tinted transfer window: We can see out but you can’t see in

The original meaning of the word window describes something which allows light to shine onto poorly illuminated areas, but in China the transfer window strangely works in the opposite manner, almost like a pane of two-way glass. There lies within this huge and mysterious land an amazing footballing world as diverse and reflective of its host […]

Eastern fans’ bizarre absence from Guangzhou threatens Asian Champions League integrity

Eastern’s Asian Champions League debut against Guangzhou Evergrande was memorable for many reasons, but the most important one is in danger of being forgotten – the lack of any visiting supporters. It’s an issue which may not look significant to some, but in actual fact it has potentially serious repercussions for Asian football. The stage […]

Last minute drama as Ramires snatches Jiangsu win in South Korea

With less than a minute of regular time remaining inside the bleakly empty Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jiangsu Suning seemed to have collected a credible point against an enterprising and dangerous Jeju United FC side. However, following a probing Zhou Yun free kick from deep, the ball fell to Ramires whose low drive found the […]