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Lippi’s China Close But No Cigar: The Chinese Football Podcast

The pod is back after the international break with plenty to reflect on and look forward to – it’s close but no cigar for Lippi and China as they come up just short of a playoff spot despite two solid wins. Should the fans be feeling optimistic about the future, or ruing an opportunity missed, and should the CFA follow our listeners’ suggestions and opt for youth moving forwards?

Returning to domestic action, the panel look at the runners and riders for promotion and relegation from China League One, debate whether Zheng Zhi will go down as the greatest Chinese player of the modern era, and look forward to this weekend’s return of the CSL.

Wild East Football’s Steve Crooks is the host, joined by a bumper panel of Brandon Chemers in Beijing, Cameron Wilson in Shanghai and Jamie McIlroy in Wuhan.

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Steve hosts the Chinese Football Podcast, having joined the WEF team as correspondent for Shanghai Shenhua, the side he has followed since moving to Shanghai in 2010. Exiled from the Victorian town-centre idyll of Feethams along with his childhood football team, Steve spent many an (un)happy year on Hongkou's North Terrace along with the Shenhua Element Crew and Blue Devils before relocating to Sydney from where he continues to follow the Chinese game from afar.

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