The Asian Game is a podcast dedicated to telling the stories and sharing the history of the beautiful game in Asia - from Jordan to Japan, Korea to Kuwait and everywhere in between.
With stories, analysis, insights and interviews with players, coaches and the key individuals in the game, The Asian Game will take you inside the game in Asia like never before.
TAG EP66 | Robbie Fowler in hot water | Honda v Bothroyd | King Kazu
Scott and Paul return and discuss the poor off-field behavior of East Bengal coach Robbie Fowler, plus discuss the issue of players 'giving back' after the twitter debate between Jay Bothroyd and Keisuke Honda about whether the Japanese superstar should return to the J.League.
Plus we hear from respected Japanese commentator Ben Mabley on why, at age 54, Kazuyoshi Miura continues to play professional football and the cultural peculiarities of Japan that facilitate it.
FULL INTERVIEW: Arthur Papas discusses his appointment at Kagoshima United
Fresh from being appointed the new head coach of ambitious J3 side Kagoshima United, Australian Arthur Papas talks to Scott about his new role and what he learned working under Ange Postecoglou at Yokohama F.Marinos.
FULL INTERVIEW: Northern Mariana Islands FA president Jerry Tan
Having secured full membership of the Asian Football Confederation, Northern Mariana Islands FA president Jerry Tan talks to Scott about what the development means for football in the tiny US outpost.
TAG EP65 | ACL draw | Arthur Papas | Northern Mariana Islands
We return for 2021 with Scott back in the hosting chair as we look back at this week's official draw for the AFC Champions League and ponder what might be for the competition this year.
Plus we hear from newly appointed Kagoshima United coach, Arthur Papas, and check in on the Northern Mariana Islands after their acceptance as a full member of the Asian Football Confederation by talking with their president, Jerry Tan.
TAG Extra | AFC Champions League Final Preview
On our final episode of 2020 we look ahead to this weekend's big AFC Champions League final between South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai and Iran's Persepolis.
We are joined by two of the sharpest and most knowledgeable minds in Asian football - Rhysh Roshan Rai and Michael Church - to give a comprehensive preview of the match and predict who we think will be crowned Asian champions.
TAG EP63 | Maradona in UAE | Bert returns | Miracle of Hanoi
On our penultimate episode of 2020 we remember the life of Diego Maradona as John McAuley, from The National, joins us to reflect on his time coaching in the UAE and to also discuss the re-appointment of Bert van Marwijk as UAE national team coach.
Plus we continue the reflective mood by casting our minds back to the Miracle of Hanoi - Filipino football's defining achievement - with two people who were in Hanoi, journalist Cedelf Tupas and captain of the Azkals that night Aly Borromeo.