The Chinese Super League has thrown up some high-scoring, high-drama fixtures this week with implications at the top and bottom of the table – there’s the Guangzhou derby, a top-of-the-table clash at Gongti and a big upset in Dalian to pore over, along with more big games coming up, including the perfect tonic for Shanghai International Port Group – can the panel see anything other than a patched-up Shenhua taking a beating next week?
The pod also share the latest facts on the racism accusations reported by Shenhua and Demba Ba regarding Changchun’s Zhang Li – and put this controversy into context by looking at how the CFA has dealt with past incidents. What do we know and what do we expect to happen next?
The halfway point in the league season gives us the opportunity to run the rule over who has most impressed or disappointed us so far based on pre-season predictions: it’s happy listening for Guo’an and Shandong fans, but time for Guizhou and Hebei to look away.
The pod wraps up by taking on some listener questions on topics ranging from the ever-growing size of Beijing through to China’s best goalkeeper and the price of water in Shandong.
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