The CSL takes a two-week international break after getting through ten rounds in seven weeks – we survey the battlefield at the top and the bottom, with Shandong dropping out of the title race and Henan getting dragged down into the relegation scrap – could an out-of-sorts Shenhua yet join them?
A varied mailbag of listener questions has the pundits wading through the mid-table mire from Guangzhou R&F in sixth through to a resurgent Dalian Yifang and their future prospects – and there’s also a brief foray into continental action as we assess the damage done in Quanjian’s 2-0 reverse in Japan,
Recent alleged goings-on in League One see us touch on a less savoury topic, too – just why is corruption and match-fixing a particularly sensitive issue for Chinese football, and how much progress has been made in recent years – and how much further is there still to go?
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