There’s plenty of off-the-pitch goings-on for the pod to debate this week – whether it’s enjoying Wuhan’s Rafael da Silva’s school-style apology letter or arguing the merits of checking how patriotic newly-naturalized players are, there’s plenty of stranger-than-fiction tales for our April Fool’s recording.
There are some tight wins for the teams at the top to reflect on, and we take a moment to salute Gio Moreno as the #10 becomes Shanghai Shenhua’s all-time top scorer – a made-in-Colombia special winner aside, what’s the fallout from a dreadful game in Henan?
Staying with on-field action we review an encouraging debut from Nico Yennaris and a less promising start for Alex N’Dombou, and look forward to some tasty fixtures coming up – including a fan’s-eye preview of the Guangzhou derby from local-based fan Matt Parker. There’s time as always for a phenomenon of the week nomination and some listener questions delving into the mysteries of China League One.
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