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Catching up on the title and relegation races: The Chinese Football Podcast s3e28

Beijing Guoan’s surprise loss to a struggling Jiangsu is the lead story this week – with Evergrande back at the top and just a couple of points covering the top three, do we see the title race going deep into the season again – and could this be the wake-up call that Guoan need?

There’s plenty of drama at the bottom of the table too, with Kim Shin-wook making an instant impact and firing Shenhua away from the precipice – how much work is there still to do for the Hongkou side, and despite Tianhai and Renhe’s struggles, how many sides should still be looking over their shoulders?

We’re catching up on the league table and also our mailbag this week – listener questions new and old give us a chance to reflect on the CFA’s approach to ethnic Korean players, some great away day stories, and the impact that big money and rule changes have had on domestic players’ development and career progression.

Host Steve Crooks is joined by the regular panel of Chinese football experts Cameron Wilson in Shanghai and Brandon Chemers in Beijing.

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Steve hosts the Chinese Football Podcast, having joined the WEF team as correspondent for Shanghai Shenhua, the side he has followed since moving to Shanghai in 2010. Exiled from the Victorian town-centre idyll of Feethams along with his childhood football team, Steve spent many an (un)happy year on Hongkou's North Terrace along with the Shenhua Element Crew and Blue Devils before relocating to Sydney from where he continues to follow the Chinese game from afar.

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