The CSL is back after the international break, and the pod assess the run-in for title contenders Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai International Port Group FC. With an AFC Champions League semi-final and CFA Cup Final to come, what are SIPG’s chances of their first-ever top-tier silverware?
The panel discuss peripatetic Beijing Renhe’s promotion and next year’s city derby with Guoan, along with other big rivalries in the domestic club game, and the legacy issues from clubs city-hopping in the past.
There’s also time for a return to the old pod favourite of the CFA’s disciplinary bingo – how badly have the suspensions blighted the league’s reputation, and what do the experts make of the decision to parachute in a German referee for some end-of-season dead-rubber fixtures?
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