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Breaking down Bakumbu deal and blasting lazy journalism: The Chinese Football Podcast

The pundits come out swinging in a passionate no-holds-barred edition of the pod – starved of meaningful transfer action, with Chinese football once again under attack from South American stars in the media and with the fixture list still not confirmed just a month before the season starts, our experts are mad as hell and not going to take it any more.

The pod provides an insight into some of the pet peeves of the experienced Chinese Super League fan – from lazy transfer rumor journalism to the CFA’s lack of forward planning, Carlos Tevez’ stay at Shenhua and the professionalism of some League One clubs are all in the crosshairs. There’s also time to have a pop at Gregorio Manzano’s style of football and other pod favorites, along with a detailed breakdown of the will-he-won’t-he big money move of Cedric Bakumbu from Villarreal to an unnamed Chinese club Beijing Guoan, some big-name moves for ambitious League One sides, and travel advice for Welsh fans heading to Nanning for the China Cup in March.

One day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets – until then, you have the Chinese Football Podcast for your anger management issues, hosted by…Wild East Football’s Steve Crooks with regular panelists Brandon Chemers in Beijing and 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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