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Wu Lei Hits Four as Wales, Uruguay & Czechs Arrive for China Cup: The Chinese Football Podcast

Looking back at another drama-filled week and ahead to the China Cup, it’s a packed pod featuring five WEF contributors this week.

We start by looking back on a seven-goal thriller at the top of the table in Guangzhou, and get some insight on R&F’s season so far and the Yuexiushan matchday experience from resident expert Donald Ross.

Discussion then moves to some managers under pressure – Ma Lin is the fall guy at Dalian, with Bernd Schuster parachuting in. What are his propspects of keeping Yifang afloat – and should another former Real Madrid manager in Manuel Pellegrini be under more pressure due to Hebei’s stuttering start?

The panel reflect on each of the ACL sides’ Champions League and domestic campaigns so far, before shifting focus to the international break – with Bale and Suarez playing in Nanning, how seriously should we take the China Cup – and what do the experts think about Lippi’s not-so-youthful squad for the friendly tournament, and the focus between club and country loyalties for Chinese fans?

The Chinese Football Podcast is hosted by Wild East Football’s Steve Crooks, joined by Chinese football experts Brandon Chemers in Beijing, Christopher Atkins, 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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