To celebrate the Chinese New Year holidays, the pod is back to look over who should be crowing about their transfer business as we leave the year of the rooster, and whether we’re set for a dog of a new year with the CFA prioritising retroactive transfer punishments ahead of releasing fixture lists. We discuss the latest updates on the Cedric Bakumbu situation along with the intrigue surrounding Javier Mascherano’s arrival in Hebei and Nemanja Gudelj switching the Tianjin TEDA bench for champions Guangzhou Evergrande.
Following the anger over fixture confusion in the last pod, the CFA has leaked not only one but two different CSL fixture schedules, along with a bracketed draw for the CFA cup – confusion ahoy for the pundits, and further laments about the plight of the traveling fan in China.
We give some early impressions on Shanghai International Port Group and Tianjin Quanjian’s AFC Champions League exploits and run through a couple of listener questions in anticipation of a bumper season prediction pod to come after the holidays.
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