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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. …

Chinese Super League
Cedric Bakambu is displaying fine form in China
08:00 Saturday 12th May 2018

Remember when Cedric Bakambu left Villareal for Chinese Super League outfit Beijing Guoan back in February? Wonder how the former La Liga striker is getting on now? After 10 games now played, Beijing Guoan is sitting happily with 19 points…

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?…

Rest Of The World
Carlos Tevez starting to find his feet back in Argentina
11:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Since returning to Boca Juniors for a third stint, Carlos Tevez has been welcomed with open arms from his familiarized support. After a lacklustre season in China, "El Apache" is set to give Boca fans the missing piece for which they've…

Transfers
Which retirement league is best for your club's 30-something star?
08:00 Wednesday 21st February 2018

Capitalism has its faults. The endless chase after the almighty dollar. The catchphrase “What’s in your wallet?” functions on more than one level. Don’t get me started on automated customer service. Or human customer…

Womens Football
Asisat Oshoala: Queen of African football
09:30 Friday 12th January 2018

Unless you're a classic movie buff, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn sailing down an east African river in a dilapidated boat during World War I probably doesn't register. The boat was named the African Queen. It's…

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…

Chinese Super League
Obafemi Martins still doing it in China at 33
09:30 Thursday 30th November 2017

It was 27 February 2011, in the 89th  minute of the Capital One Cup final. The game was tied at 1. Obafemi Martins broke Arsenal fans' hearts with a poachers effort that extended Arsenal's six-year trophy drought. Fast…

England National Team
Why Nikica Jelavic was among the Premier League's most underrated strikers
11:00 Friday 6th October 2017

Nikica Jelavic burst onto the scene in British football for Scottish giants Rangers in 2010. He went on to play for Everton, Hull, and West Ham. Born in Capljina when it was part of the former Yugoslavia, Jelavic started playing football with…

Features
Ricardo Goulart: Brazil's Manchurian Candidate
09:30 Sunday 20th August 2017

When Neymar left Barcelona, Paulinho was given a second lease on life. Maybe we should be asking why Ricardo Goulart wasn't offered a first. As natural resources go, soy beans, iron ore, and crude oil are not very romantic. That said, you'd…

Spain
Paulinho moves to Barcelona? Yes, really
10:00 Wednesday 16th August 2017

Why did Barcelona pay so much for Paulinho, whom Spurs sent to China for a loss? Why did Guangzhou Evergrande sell? The deal defines the term silly season. Football's elite aren't even a handful of all the world's professional clubs. Nevertheless,…

Opinion
Tevez, Oscar and the foreign imports behaving poorly in the Chinese Super League
10:00 Thursday 29th June 2017

The past couple of years has seen the Chinese Super League emerge the one-stop destination for established footballers who want to earn lots of money while avoiding the rigours of European football. However, life in China isn't a bed of roses…

Opinion
RIP Cheick Tiote: 4 things we remember about the ex-Newcastle midfielder
18:00 Tuesday 6th June 2017

The football universe was once again rocked by tragedy, Monday morning, after it surfaced that Ivorian midfielder, Cheick Tiote, had passed away on the pitch. Tiote, who spent a bulk of his playing career at Newcastle United, lost consciousness…

Premier League
How Chinese money could make Chelsea even better
12:00 Tuesday 2nd May 2017

This summer's transfer window could prove to be among the most exciting in footballing history. So many leagues now boast massive spending power. The Premier League has always been at the forefront when it comes to financial muscle flexing…

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