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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…

Chinese Super League
Elkeson: Meet the newest Chinese footballing hero
19:01 Monday 26th August 2019

International identity and/or citizenship is a fluid concept when considering contemporary footballers. No longer is it a necessity to be raised solely on fish and chips to represent England. Nor apple pie America, or even a Maple Syrup-based…

Afc Champions League
The Australia-shaped problem with the Asian Champions League
09:00 Monday 8th April 2019

 The Asian Champions League is the defining prize in the largest continent’s football continuum. Eight groups divide into East and West Asia to help with scheduling. Various leagues are allocated spaces based on their comparative…

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…

Spain
Have Barcelona jumped the gun with Paulinho exit?
17:00 Thursday 12th July 2018

A year ago, FC Barcelona fans went into uproar when a deal was confirmed to bring Brazil international, Paulinho, to the club from Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou Evergrande for a fee in the region of €40 million. It has now been…

Opinion
Paulinho exceeding expectations at Barcelona
17:00 Tuesday 24th October 2017

So many questions were raised before and after Barcelona completed the signing of Paulinho in the summer. However, the Brazilian seems to be answering his critics with assured performances for the Catalans so far.  Two years ago, many…

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,…