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Poyet Walks With Shenhua Facing Derby Crisis: The Chinese Football Podcast

Hot off the press following Gustavo Poyet’s dramatic exit from an ailing Shanghai Shenhua, the pod reflect on the Uruguayan’s troubled tenure, his brief legacy and the institutional struggles at Hongkou – and why this situation is unfortunately not unique in the CSL. Surely it’s only a question of how many goals a rudderless Shenhua will ship in this week’s city derby?

We also take in reports of an eight-goal thriller in Beijing, discuss whether Evergrande have any chance of mounting a Barcelona-esque Champions League comeback, and come away strangely optimistic after gazing into our crystal ball to predict the direction of the next decade for the game in China, before looking ahead to some crunch CSL fixtures in round 25.

Wild East Football’s Steve Crooks is the host, joined by our regular experts Brandon Chemers in Beijing, Cameron Wilson in Shanghai.

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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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