It’s been raining high-quality goals in the CSL – and whether your preference is cheeky backheels, long-range screamers or hilarious last-minute goalkeeper snafus, there’s something here for you – the panel discuss their personal favourites from a week high on action and drama.
We look back at a home upset for the champions – just a bad day at the office or something more worrying? – and the steady starts being made by Guo’an and Evergrande. After some poor starts for R&F and Renhe, which of the CSL’s Serbian managers should be feeling the heat, and could next week’s Tianjin derby or Dalian – Shandong match throw up another early-season crisis club?
Moving away from the pitch, the farcical last-minute postponement in Wuhan gets discussed – neither club nor government come out of this one looking good. With painted grass and music concerts the norm in many municipal stadia, should we be feeling sympathy for the clubs or is this another example of a stunning lack of professionalism? The discussion then turns to another club who have had some teething troubles with grounds – will City group be ruing their investment in China League Two already, and what are are thoughts on them starting so low in the pyramid and outside a Tier 1 city?
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