Former England footballer Ian Walker, one of a number of international players to join big-spending Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, talks to Simon Parry about tackling life in the East.Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:09am
Nicolas Anelka was banned for five games by the English Football Association on Thursday and immediately suspended by West Bromwich Albion for a racially aggravated goal celebration.
The French striker performed the gesture, which is known in his homeland as a “quenelle” and has been described as an “inverted Nazi salute,” during a Premier League match in December.28 Feb 2014 - 11:26am
Pakistan crashed to their lowest test cricket total when they were bowled out for 49 by a South African pace barrage on the second day of the first test at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday.3 Feb 2013 - 4:00am
Juventus have signed striker Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a five-month rolling contract.28 Jan 2013 - 4:36am
Juventus have signed French striker Nicolas Anelka from Shanghai Shenhua on a five-month rolling contract, according to club president Beppe Moratta.27 Jan 2013 - 11:22am
Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is in talks to terminate his contract with his mainland side Shanghai Shenhua, the club said yesterday, amid reports he may sign for Queens Park Rangers.
"The discussion is between the club and himself, I don't know about the specific details," Shanghai Shenhua spokesman Ma Yue said. "But so far we haven't got the final result."18 Dec 2012 - 2:16am
Chelsea star Frank Lampard has indicated this season may be his last for the English giants, in comments likely to fuel speculation about a possible move to China.
The England international midfielder, who has been at Chelsea since 2001, has been linked since March with a move to the Chinese Super League and last month Guizhou Renhe confirmed they were in talks with him.15 Dec 2012 - 3:21am
Shanghai Shenhua have been rocked by a row over investment that could threaten the futures of star signings Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba.
Sources say chairman Zhu Jun may stop paying the former Chelsea players' salaries, said to be more than US$300,000 a week, if funds are not committed by the five other state-owned shareholders.29 Aug 2012 - 2:40am
The piles of money being offered to European-based soccer stars by Chinese football clubs is old news, but there is more at play than what happens on the pitch.30 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
This matter is perhaps caused by problems in some aspects of communication. I will stay with the club
Nicolas Anelka denies threatening to quit Shanghai Shenghua
This is an absurd lawsuit that has been filed by a disgruntled ex-employee who is obviously looking to get money any way she can25 May 2012 - 12:00am
Paul Gascoigne lasted four months, Shane Smeltz went home after just five days. So how much of Nicolas Anelka's two-year contract with Shanghai Shenhua will the former France international actually serve?
The Chelsea striker will become the Chinese Super League's biggest signing when he joins the club next month, earning a reported US$300,000 a week.17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Big Sam enjoying new role as TV analyst
Sam Allardyce has had a lot of time for reflection these past few months. Ever since Newcastle United thought his services were no longer required in January, he's had to find other ways of occupying himself.12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Selling your best striker can be a costly business, as Bolton have discovered in the wake of Nicolas Anelka's move to Chelsea. Bolton pocketed #15 million (HK$235 million) from the deal in January, but the goals have dried up for them since then and in May they could pay a hefty penalty by losing their battle against relegation.29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis was famous in England for getting rid of managers but he's got nothing on the board at Brazil's Fluminense, who are on to their fifth coach - this year. Fluminense's players were introduced to their latest boss, Antonio Lopes, when he took charge of his first training session on Thursday.26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am
It was not a good week for Benito Carbone, Paolo di Canio and Nicolas Anelka, alias 'The Strikers From Hell'.
Italian stallions Carbone and Di Canio were accused by Sheffield Wednesday chairman Dave Richards of 'killing' the club while Anelka, the French show pony with a stud value of US$33 million but precious little staying power, looks destined for the knacker's yard.27 Sep 1999 - 12:00am