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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
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?…

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…

The Transfer Market: The Cost of the Past Part 2
11:00 Sunday 12th February 2017

In the second of my transfer pieces; I'll be looking at a few more current players who never actually commanded transfer fees, and comparing them to players who have. We'll see if the fees can be justified based on players who never moved on…

Premier League
Football's opium war: how Chinese money has unnerved the British football public
17:45 Thursday 9th February 2017

And so, it's over. Jim White can pop into his local Orange branch and get his minutes pared back to peacetime level, Saido Berahino can rediscover what it's like to be a real-life sportsman again, and the rest of us can look back and assess.…

Premier League
Chelsea step up pursuit of Franck Kessie with second bid rejected
11:00 Sunday 29th January 2017

Franck Kessie is a name that is ever growing amongst footballing fans across the world, with the highly rated 20-year old being referred to as the next Yaya Toure and is in great demand right now.

Payet's Possibilities
10:46 Wednesday 25th January 2017

The January transfer window can be a funny time. It's the footballing equivalent of 100 families frantically running around the supermarket looking for all the hot deals, only to come away empty-handed. One such deal is that of West Ham's wantaway…

Costa and Conte - Like a perfect marriage?
10:30 Saturday 14th January 2017

Reports have broken on Friday Evening that Chelsea Striker Diego Costa has not travelled with the first team squad for their match against current Premier League Champions Leicester City, due to concerns of the Spanish International's fitness.…

Will insane money talk for the Chinese Super League, or will top players continue to walk?
16:30 Thursday 5th January 2017

After sitting on the bench for Antonio Conte's Chelsea, Oscar had to be feeling pretty good about himself when Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG's £60 million bid for him was accepted by the Blues shortly before this winter transfer window…

Chinese Super League: The ultimate league for an early retirement package
16:45 Monday 26th December 2016

This weekend, the Chinese Super League once again flexed its financial muscle when one of the teams, Shanghai SIPG, completed the signing of Oscar from Chelsea. Aged just 25, Oscar will earn a mouth-watering £400,000 per week; that's enough…

Should defenders cost more than the attackers?
12:35 Saturday 24th December 2016

As the transfer window is now just a week away and the one thing those previous transfer windows have shown us is that the attackers continue to hold the highest price tags. But, is it fair enough? This may seem an old school debate but it's…

How Best Should Chelsea Spend Oscar's money?
11:45 Tuesday 20th December 2016

Like a fearless kite strengthened by the wind of money, the Chinese Super League has swooped down and poached a Premier League superstar; this time, a 25-year-old will depart the best league in the world, from a team that's about to win that…

Why sacking Conte will be disastrous for Chelsea
12:33 Friday 14th October 2016

Chelsea's Italian coach Antonio Conte was rumoured to be the next managerial casualty of the seven-week-old 2016/17 Premier League season. His future as Chelsea head coach was thrust into the spotlight after betting was suspended following…