Wing Yee - Season Review 2031/32
Hong Kong Premier League/Hong Kong Premier League progress/Hong Kong Premier League fixtures : We once again ran away with the league as we finished 17 points ahead of South China in 2nd as we claimed our 11th league title.
Hong Kong Community Cup : For the first time since the 2023/24 season, we lost the traditional curtain opener fixture as South China beat us 2-1 to win the Community Cup… it was South China who beat us the last time that we finished as runners-up.
Hong Kong Senior Shield : We made up for last seasons early exit in this competition as we went on to beat Yau Tsim **** 5-2 in the final.
Hong Kong League Cup/Hong Kong League Cup Group C : After last seasons shock exit in the semi final to Southern District, this was another competition that we made amends in as we beat South China in the final to claim our 10th League Cup.
Hong Kong FA Cup : Another cup that saw us meet Yau Tsim **** in a final this season as the end result was the same as it was in the Senior Shield as we claimed the FA Cup for the 9th time.
Hong Kong-Shanghai Interport Club Championship : We couldn’t make it 3 times lucky as Shanggang beat us over the two legs.
Asian Champions League : We continued with last seasons Champions League at the Quarter Final stage where we met Western Sydney Wanderers, but despite us putting up a good fight in the 2nd leg, we lost 4-3 on aggregate to send us out of the competition.
Onto this seasons Champions League and because of the fall in reputation of the Hong Kong league, it meant that we had to go through the preliminary rounds which saw us dispose of April 25 and Ballena Shizuoka in the 1st and 2nd rounds. We met Quanjian in the East Playoff with the winner qualifying for the group stage but the Chinese side proved to be too strong for us as they beat us 3-1, meaning that we’ll be playing in the Confederation Cup this season instead of the Champions League.
Asian Confederation Cup/Asian Confederation Cup Group H : We qualified for the Confederation Cup after being eliminated from the Champions League as we were placed in Group H. We easily qualified from the group as we won all of our games and then beat Geylang Int in the 2nd round meaning that we’ll play Lebanese side Al-Nejmeh in the Quarter Final next season.
Squad : Another great season from the squad of players as despite many people in the media writing Wong Ho Man (19N) off, he once again finished the season as our top goal scorer as he scored 31 goals in 39 games while also claiming the Hong Kong Premier League top goal scorer award. My son Dean Rawlings (250) also had a great goal scoring season too as he netted 21 times in 34 games as he also picked up his first international cap for Hong Kong. while Lee Wing Ho (25J) claimed the Hong Kong Young Player of the Year award and the Hong Kong Players Player of the Year award.
Reserves/Under 18’s : The reserves won the reserves league for the 6th consecutive year while the under 18’s won their league too for the first time since 2024/25.
Transfers : For the first time in this save, we received a substantial transfer offer for one of our players as Quanjian offered £150K for Chan Wai Chung (29E). Given that his contract was expiring at the end of the season and he was refusing to sign a new contract as he wanted to move to a bigger club, it made sense to cash in on him even though it meant that we lost one of our best players.
Finances : We’re out of debt at the minute but only because of a bank loan taken out by the board and chairman.
My views of the season… : While we didn’t quite match last seasons accomplishments of winning every league game, we did go the entire league season without losing game as we retained our league title. We also won the Senior Shield, the League Cup and the FA Cup while we’re still in the Asian Confederation Cup which sees us play our Quarter Final fixture next season.
We were also the subject of another takeover halfway through the season as new chairman Leung Chun Wai took control of the club as he wiped out the clubs debt by taking out a loan, but unfortunately provided no other investment.
My aims for next season… : The league title is a must now, especially as we’re now favourites for the title while the domestic cups will give me a chance to play more of the fringe and younger players seeing as they’re low down on the boards priorities.
With the slight increase in the Hong Kong Premier League’s reputation in the Asian Competition Rankings it means that next season we’ll enter the Champions League at the 2nd preliminary round too while we’ll also be aiming to go as far as we can in the Confederation Cup to hopefully win it for the 4th time.
Season Team League Position Community Senior League FA Asian Asian HK SH Club
Cup Shield Cup Cup Champions League Conf. Cup Championship
2017/18 Wing Yee HK Premier League 5th - - - Semi Final - - -
2018/19 Wing Yee HK Premier League 2nd Winners Winners Semi Final Semi Final East Playoff - -
2019/20 Wing Yee HK Premier League 2nd Runners-up Semi Final Semi Final Winners Group stage - -
2020/21 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Winners Winners Winners East Playoff - -
2021/22 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Semi Final Winners Semi Final Group stage - Runners-up
2022/23 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Semi Final Winners Quarter Final East Playoff - Runners-up
2023/24 Wing Yee HK Premier League 2nd Runners-up Winners Winners Winners East Playoff Winners Runners-up
2024/25 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Winners Winners Winners - Winners -
2025/26 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Semi Final Winners Quarter Final Group stage Winners Runners-up
2026/27 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners 1st round Winners Winners Group stage - Runners-up
2027/28 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Semi Final Semi Final Winners Group stage - Runners-up
2028/29 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Winners Winners Winners Group stage - Runners-up
2029/30 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners Winners Winners Semi Final 2nd round - Winners
2030/31 Wing Yee HK Premier League 1st Winners 1st round Semi Final Winners Quarter Final - Winners
2031/32 WIng Yee HK Premier League 1st Runners-up Winners Winners Winners East Playoff Still in competition Runners-up
Premier League - 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2024/25, 2025/26, 2026/27, 2027/28. 2028/29, 2029/30, 2030/31, 2031/32
Premier League Playoff - 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2023/24
Community Cup - 2018/19, 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2024/25, 2025/26, 2026/27, 2027/28, 2028/29, 2029/30, 2030/31
Senior Shield - 2018/19, 2020/21, 2023/24, 2024/25, 2028/29, 2029/30, 2031/32
FA Cup - 2019/20, 2020/21, 2023/24, 2024/25, 2026/27, 2027/28, 2028/29, 2030/31, 2031/32
League Cup - 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, 2023/24, 2024/25, 2025/26, 2026/27, 2028/29, 2029/30, 2031/32
Asian Confederation Cup - 2023/24, 2024/25, 2025/26
Hong Kong Shanghai Interport Club Championship - 2029/30, 2030/31