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Chinese Super League... not so super

Pirate Pete

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https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...isarray-as-champions-jiangsu-cease-operations

Chinese football was thrown into disarray on Sunday as the owners of reigning Chinese Super League champions Jiangsu FC announced the club would cease operations with immediate effect. A post on Jiangsu‘s official WeChat account expressed hope of new backers or that a “company of insight” would be willing to consult on the team’s future.

https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/spor...er-League-bubble-spectacularly-burst-Q-A.html
 

Tevor

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Not surprised there was so much wasteful investment in players to a league that couldn’t support it long term. Plenty got a nice retirement fund out if it.
 

turbo

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https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/spor...nt-Man-United-Romelu-Lukaku-pay-43m-once.html

The people who own the Chinese club who are folding also own Inter Milan.
I think that's really why there were articles about China.
I'm pretty sure the mega deals in China have been drying up for a while.
They have been but winding down is a fair leap to leading clubs collapsing. Helps Australian hopes for ACL though, a weaker chinese league makes the group of death we often cop just a little bit softer.
 

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