There’s only one place to start this week, with a high-quality top-of-the-table clash at Tianhe seeing Beijing Guo’an walk away with their eighth consecutive win. It’s still early in the season, but just how good are the capital side looking?
The struggles of a Talisca-less Evergrande give the panel pause to reflect – are Evergrande moving on from that all-conquering team and preparing for future success, or is their managed decline a sign of a political gamble gone wrong or ownership which is running out of motivation or money?
We dip quickly into a range of listener questions, including the peculiarity of no managers being fired yet – and the struggles at latest crisis clubs Hebei and R&F. The Yuexiushan side suffered the biggest upset in the CFA Cup this week – how surprising was the brinksmanship in the heavy rotation, and can we make any previews for the round of 16? We wrap up with some U23 rule and transfer quota confusion, along with a brief dip into conditional probability.
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