Chinese Super League Football on Sky Sports: TV review – Telegraph.co.uk
I’m not saying one is necessarily aquiver with excitement about watching Obafemi Martins play football but, footballers, like any supra-national amoral corporate entity, will go where the money is. There’s no reason to suppose that today’s quite good-ish Colombians might soon be, say, James Rodriguez, and then it’s a hop, skip and a lorry land of cash to yer Neymars.
And thirdly, the football is of a good standard, and suited to British tastes. Both matches were crackers, a 3-2 and 3-3, some eccentric officiating decisions, an elbow to the face where the perpetrator was outraged to get a yellow, a couple of brilliant thwacking strikes, late dodgy penalties. They featured direct, no-nonsense football, largely homegrown defenders, lots of running around and passion, and a smattering of more talented foreigners to do the fancy dan passing and dribbling and such. Basically, it’s the Premier League, and Chinese football is probably here to stay.