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Chinese Super League
Does Fabio Canavaro deserve the sack at Guangzhou Evergrande?
09:02 Friday 1st November 2019

Imagine a replica of Juventus in the Chinese Super League. Year in, year out, Guangzhou Evergrande ruled the CSL as the Old Lady does Liga Calcio but a change in the dugout last season interrupted that reign. After being League champions back-to-back…

Premier League
Should Tottenham re-sign Gareth Bale?
19:01 Wednesday 24th July 2019

Dreams can turn into nightmares. Many footballers know that feeling. Just ask Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez, James Rodriguez, Neymar Junior, Renato Sanches and Alvaro Morata. Another star who belongs on the list is Gareth…

Premier League
Is West Ham United better off without Marko Arnautovic?
15:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

But from what I’ve heard of him (Marko Arnautovic), in the dressing room when it’s not going his way he shows it and lets everyone know. He wants it his own way and if he doesn’t get it he spits the dummy out of the pram.…

Transfers
Is Gonzalo Higuain finished at the highest level?
17:00 Saturday 6th July 2019

It’s been a bad past five days for Gonzalo Higuain. After reports suggested Chelsea doesn’t intend on making his loan deal permanent this summer, the striker returned to parent club Juventus only to realise he’s not needed…

Womens Football
Will China, Japan make the World Cup an Asian affair?
09:00 Saturday 8th June 2019

Female football has come a long way in Asia since China hosted the inaugural edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup [then referred to as the FIFA Women’s World Championship] in 1991. The China women’s football team, in…

Spain
Why Real Madrid need to cash in on Luka Modric this summer
09:00 Thursday 2nd May 2019

That Luka Modric played some of the best football of his career last year is not in doubt. He starred in a Croatian team that took the world by surprise in reaching the World Cup final in Russia. He played a key role in Real Madrid’s…

Premier League
West Ham United are right to demand more for Marko Arnautovic
17:00 Friday 11th January 2019

When West Ham United paid £24million to sign Mark Arnautovic from Stoke in 2017, more than one eyebrow was raised, accompanied by a snigger. Paying an exorbitant fee for the Austrian attacker was not only a sign of how ridiculous modern…

Chinese Super League
Wu Lei breaking more records in China
12:00 Saturday 27th October 2018

On hearing the Chinese Super League, most football fans would think foreign imports. Players who travelled from either Europe or South America to earn big money. However, one thing the CSL continues to produce is homegrown talent. A prime example…

Chinese Super League
Breaking Down the Great Wall of Chinese Football
10:00 Tuesday 17th July 2018

The Chinese Super League is the Orient’s answer to high-spending sports. Teams have invested heavily. It's past time for spectators to see a return. Until this season, Guangzhou Evergrande were the only team to bask in…

Chinese Super League
Wu Lei fast reaching Chinese Super League legend status at Shanghai SIPG
09:00 Monday 4th June 2018

The Chinese Super League is becoming well known around the globe. Although its popularity is gained mainly due to imported talent, China's top division aims to improve homegrown players. A prime example is Shanghai SIPG's Wu Lei. …

Spain
Adios, Andres Iniesta: Maestro to leave Barcelona
18:00 Saturday 28th April 2018

A badly kept secret was confirmed on Friday when Andres Iniesta announced this will be his final season at Barcelona. The midfielder didn't divulge his next destination, but he is expected to join a Chinese club.      …

Chinese Super League
Shanghai SIPG produce strong start to season in China
19:00 Friday 13th April 2018

The Chinese Super League is a fast-growing competition, now generating more worldwide attention than ever before. The current season is still in its infancy, yet one side looks set to dominate. What makes Shanghai SIPG better than the rest?…

Transfers
Cedric Bakambu becomes latest star to arrive in China
21:00 Friday 2nd March 2018

In modern football we see superstars from Europe lured into the rising cult in China. The Chinese Super League has grown financially at a fast growth rate which has enticed superstars from around the globe. The latest addition to the list is…

Chinese Super League
What went wrong for Carlos Tevez in China?
17:00 Tuesday 19th December 2017

Underwhelming, disastrous and appalling. No words better recapitulate Carlos Tevez's maiden season in China. Expected to move mountains, provide dynamism and spark in attack, Shenhua Shanghai lightened its wallet for the Argentine. But…

International
EAFF E-1 Matchday 2 Review
03:00 Saturday 16th December 2017

North Korea vs. South Korea The early kick-off was the surreal encounter between North and South Korea. The seventh meeting in as many years was guaranteed to produce a proud game, with both nations determined to take bragging rights. South…