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The Steve Appreciation Society & Chinese Champions League Fever: The Chinese Football Podcast

This week’s pod pays tribute to Yanbian’s Gambian superstar Steve Trawally, whose stunning hat-trick at Tianhe stadium still couldn’t stop Guangzhou Evergrande from all-but sealing the league, and his Yanji side from near-certain relegation. Beyond Steve, is there any further talent in the bottom-of-the-table sides who the pundits rate?

We look ahead to Wednesday night’s AFC Champions League semi-final second-leg, with the tie between Urawa Reds and Shanghai International Port Group FC poised on a knife-edge after a 1-1 draw at Shanghai Stadium in the first leg. But will there be a big crowd, or will the Japanese fans stay home again – the pod discuss why ACL fever burns hotter in China than neighboring Korea or Japan. There’s also time for a quick dip into the Twitter postbag, and look ahead to the Jing-Jin derby and Guangzhou Evergrande’s likely coronation party in CSL Round 28.

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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