The pod looks back on an embarrassing China Cup for the hosts – after losing 10-1 over two games against teams not going to the World Cup, is the pressure growing on the previously unquestionable Marcelo Lippi? The boys debate just how low the national team has sunk – are the Faroe Islands really an apt comparison?
The wisdom of the headline-grabbing tattoo ban gets discussed, along with a brief callout to the new season’s first victim of the CFA’s disciplinary bingo – before the panel get their eyes down to focus on some tasty upcoming fixtures including the CSL’s first ever Beijing derby and a high-stakes clash between Guangzhou Evergrande and Tianjin Quanjian.
Along with a couple of listener questions, we return to the topic of managers under pressure – is Gregorio Manzano feeling the heat after a sluggish start for Guizhou, and where now for Jiangsu Suning and Fabio Capello as the Nanjing side look for a sixth manager in three years?
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