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The BOLA BOLA show is all about three best friends (Sivan, Bala and Alwin) sharing experiences and providing their perspectives on the beautiful BOLA GAME.

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WE'RE BACK! Special Guest This Time, CEO of Malaysian Football League - Mr. Stuart Ramalingam: 58

May 29th, 2022


It's been a long time since we had a podcast episode as we've been pretty busy with our personal commitment, nevertheless we apologize for keeping …

All About Social, Recreational, Grassroots & Amateur Football With Khal from Padang Bola Sepak: 57

March 9th, 2022


The focus on football is often always on the top flight and professional aspect of the game. However, what is often forgotten, is the other end of the pyramid; the social, recreational and amateur landscape of football.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Thailand's National Team Head Coach, Alexandré "Mano" Pölking : 56

February 8th, 2022


In the recent AFF Suzuki Cup, not only Thailand have regain their place as the Kings of South East Asia after winning the tournament, they have also played some of the most scintillating brand of football we have seen …

BOOK REVIEW - Glorious Reinvention: The Rebirth of Ajax Amsterdam By Karan Tejwani: 55

January 18th, 2022


Firstly a Happy New Year 2022 and welcome back to another brand new show.

In our first episode of the year, we would like to bring back a former …

Aspiring To Be A Keeper? Let's Hear It From New York Red Bulls Goalkeeping Coach, Jyri Nieminen : 54

December 27th, 2021


From our playground days experience, the most obvious thing we know is that not everyone wants to be a goalkeeper. Hence why, that role is somehow …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Steffi Sarge Kaur, Captain of the Malaysian Women's National Football Team: 53

October 23rd, 2021


For us The BOLA BOLA Show, football is a game for all and that includes the women's game as well. As in previous episodes, we had prominent personality to speak with us on this subject. 

This time, it is huge honor us …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zesh Rehman, A Story From Fulham to Pahang : 52

September 4th, 2021


When mentioned the name Zesh Rehman to any Malaysian football fan, the first thing that comes to mind is him being one-quarter of the famous Pahang's Four Horsemen from 2014 (alongside Dickson Nwakaeme, Matias Conti, …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Riding High With Captain KL City, Paulo Josue: 51

August 31st, 2021


KL City FC is riding high on a 10 game unbeaten streak since drawing with defending champions JDT back in April and is currently sitting comfortably at sixth position in the Super League. Though they were unlucky to be …

EXCLUSIVE: Kedah & Armed Force Legend, Marlen Alex James; Scoring For Fun & Missing Nasi Goreng: 50

August 17th, 2021


When mentioned the name Marlon Alex James to Malaysian football fans, three things come to mind. Goals, goals, and more goals. 

Ever since he arrived here in 2004 to play for the now-defunct side Selangor MK Land, the …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Selangor, Sabah & Hong Kong International, Tim Bredbury: 49

August 2nd, 2021


Although he spent the bulk of his football career in Hong Kong, mentioned the name Tim Bredbury it will definitely raise a few eyebrows among older …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bayern Munich Women's Team Sporting Director, Bianca Rech: 48

July 12th, 2021


Mentioned the word FC Bayern Munich, it doesn't take long for any football fans to recognize as it is one of the strongest brand in world football. But just much do we know about its women's team?  

It was a sweet …

LIM TEONG KIM: Harimau Malaya Gave Their Best, Just Not Good Enough & No To Naturalized Players: 47

July 2nd, 2021


We're honored to have Mr Lim Teong Kim back again on the podcast. 

Previously he was featured in our podcast Episode No.28, discussing about his role …

Meet Dato' Dr. Ramlan Abd. Aziz, Ex CEO of Malaysia's National Sports Institute: (BONUS EPISODE)

June 20th, 2021


As someone who has served the country for more than 30 years and has been involved in Malaysia's Olympic Contingent in various capacities from the …

Understanding More About Cardiac Arrest In Football / Sport With Dato' Dr. Ramlan Abdul Aziz: 46

June 20th, 2021


The world was in a state of shock following Christian Eriksen's sudden collapsed after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener …

AFC World Cup Qualifier - Malaysia's Run So Far, A Look Into The Upcoming Match Against Thailand: 45

June 10th, 2021


It wasn't a good start for Malaysia against United Arab Emirates in the AFC zone World Cup qualifier. Losing 4-0 in Dubai has thrown in a lot of questions, ranging from team selection to gameplay strategy to the …

Throwback Special - A Look Back At EURO 2000-2008 With Ras From The Back Passt With Ras: 44 (Part 2)

June 6th, 2021


As promised, the second part of our EURO special throwback series. This time it will Ras from Back Passt With Ras turn to host us! 
The new millennium brought so much more excitement to this competition. In this episode, …

Throwback Special - A Look Back At EURO 92 & 96 With Ras From The Back Passt With Ras: 44 (Part 1)

May 30th, 2021


The first time we're doing a collaborative podcast!

We've teamed up with Ras (previously featured on our Inter Milan episode) from the Back Passt …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Issey Nakajima-Farran, On His Globetrotting Career, Nasi Dagang & Much More: 43

May 13th, 2021


We were thrilled to be able to talk to former Terengganu FC footballer, Issey Nakajima-Farran on our podcast. 

As you all know, Issey has a colourful …

EXCLUSIVE: Pitchside Interview with Terengganu FC's Team Manager, Zul Fadli Rozi : 42

April 17th, 2021


Terengganu FC is one of the most promising team in the Malaysian Super League. We've heard so many interesting stories about  their management, on how they do things differently from other professional teams despite …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Serbegeth "Shebby" Singh, Calling A Spade A Spade: 41

April 5th, 2021


Foxsports football pundit Shebby Singh needs no introduction!
As a footballer, he had a decorated career featuring for the likes of Johor, the great Kuala Lumpur team of the 80s, Pahang Dream Team in the early 90s and …

Lets Borak with Nor Akmar Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder of Kakijersi: 40

March 20th, 2021


Kakijersi, a Malaysian kit brand has been in the business for almost half a decade. This year they hit another milestone when they became the official kit supplier for not one but TWO professional teams (Perak FC and …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: UITM FC Defender, Victor Nirennold & The Concept of Varsity Football Team : 39

March 14th, 2021


In the 2020 Malaysian Super League, UiTM FC was a surprise package team that finished in 7th place in the league. Playing an integral part of that …

Malaysian Football Is Back! 2021 Super League Season Preview and Much More With T. Avineshwaran Of STAR Sports: 38

March 4th, 2021


Football is back!

The Malaysian Super League will be kicking off on the 5th of March 2021 between defending champion, Johor Darul Ta'zim and Kedah …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Scott Ollerenshaw, Sabah FC's Legend and Newly Appointed Technical Director : 37

February 21st, 2021


Scott Ollerenshaw is no stranger to Sabah and Malaysian football.

As a player, he was part of the Borneo side's golden generation that won multiple …

Dari Buenos Aires Ke JB, Who Is Johor Darul Ta'zim FC's Newest Signing, Jonathan Herrera & Much More : 36

January 28th, 2021


On the 19th of January 2021, Johor Darul Ta'zim has announced their latest signing for the coming Malaysian Super League season, Jonathan Herrera …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Penang FC's BRYAN SEE, On His Journey Becoming Pro Goalkeeper & the New Malaysian Super League Season : 35

January 21st, 2021


Our first episode of 2021 is an interview with Penang FC's goalkeeper Bryan See Tian Keat

In 2020, he had his breakthrough year with PDRM including …

10th Anniversary 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, The Rebirth of Harimau Malaya (Bonus Episode) - 34

January 16th, 2021


You don't get to be called Rambo unless you have lived like one. 

Alfadli Awaludin aka anakmemberontak, did just that when he travelled to the iconic Gelora Bung Karno for the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup Final second leg. At …

Throwback Special - 10th Anniversary 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, The Rebirth of Harimau Malaya - Part 2 : 34

December 29th, 2020


Well as 2020 draws to a closure, it was a good time for us to look back at Malaysia's last success at the international stage, the 2010 AF Suzuki Cup. Ten years on, this success still remains an iconic moment in our …

Throwback Special - 10th Anniversary 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup, The Rebirth of Harimau Malaya - Part 1 : 34

December 28th, 2020


Well as 2020 draws to a closure, it was a good time for us to look back at Malaysia's last success at the international stage, the 2010 AF Suzuki Cup. Ten years on, this success still remains an iconic moment in our …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Julia Simic (The Life of AC Milan & Germany Women's Football Team: 33

December 3rd, 2020


The first time ever we have a professional footballer on our show!

This week we are joined by Julia Simic who currently plays for AC Milan and has …

Our Tribute to Maradona, Gracias Diego For Everything: 32

November 27th, 2020


On Wednesday the 25th of November, Diego Armando Maradona passed away at the age of 60.

On this episode, we decided to pay our tribute to (or one of) the Greatest Ever Footballer to play the game. To us, Diego was …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Johor and Singapore Lions Football Legend, Abbas Saad (Relieving It, Revealing It!) : 31

November 21st, 2020


Anyone who grew up watching Malaysian football in the 90s will never forget the name, Abbas Saad. On this episode, we look back at his career from obscurity in down under Australia to superstardom with Johor and …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Women's Football Special With Ash Hashim A.K.A Futbolita : 30

October 9th, 2020


Over the last 30 years, women's football has been growing from strength to strength. However, there is still a lot of ongoing issues especially when it comes to recognition and respect that is on par with the men's …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Bayer Leverkusen Captain and German International, Jens Nowotny : 29

October 1st, 2020


When you think of Bayer Leverkusen, you automatically think of “Neverkusen”! An important piece of that amazing side from 2001/02 that came so close to achieving an unprecedented treble in Germany is none other than …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Spurs and Swiss International, Ramon Vega : 27

September 19th, 2020


We got down to talk with former Spurs and Swiss international, Ramon Vega about his playing career and life after football; which includes setting a …

Selangor, A Trip Down Memory Lane with Shahril Arsat and David Mitchell: 26

September 10th, 2020


If you grew up with Malaysian football in the 1990s, we don’t have to tell you just how big Selangor was back then. Historically, Selangor was always …

BOOK REVIEW: Red Wine & Arepas: How Football is Becoming Venezuela's Religion by Jordan Florit : 25

September 3rd, 2020


When one mentions the word "Venezuela", the first thing that comes to people's mind is perhaps baseball,  beauty pageant or maybe telenovela. 

However, in recent times, the game of football is also the rise and to tell …

MALAYSIAN FOOTBALLER ABROAD: Focus On Luqman Hakim, Dion Cools & Safawi Rasid: 24

August 29th, 2020


Our focus this week is all about Malaysian based abroad. As we know, Malaysian wonderboy Luqman Hakim has already signed with Belgian side K.V. …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Germany's World Cup Winner, Thomas Berthold : 23

August 23rd, 2020


If anyone told us that when we started this podcast that one day we will be talking to a World Cup winner, we would not have believed it! Even when …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Uganda National Team Head Coach, Johnathan McKinstry : 22

August 14th, 2020


Back in 2013 at the age of 27, Johnathan McKinstry became the youngest international head coach in the world when he took over the Sierra Leone national team. Since then he has gone to manage the Rwanda national team …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: How Did Liverpool Throw-In Themselves To Become Premier League Champions? : 21

July 16th, 2020


After a 30 years long wait, Liverpool has finally won a top-flight league (and their first Premier League) title. Playing a huge part in this success …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Stephen Constantine, Football’s Most Travelled Manager: 20

July 8th, 2020


Stephen Constantine has been a globetrotting gaffer ever since he embarked on taking his first assignment with the Nepal National Team in 1999. Since then he has gone on to coach at clubs and countries in Europe, Africa …

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of Change by Karan Tejwani, The Story of Red Bull & Football: 19

July 2nd, 2020


It's our first book review podcast!

Ever since buying over SV Austria Salzburg, Red Bull GmBH have been making strong inroads in the wonderful world …

Chat With Peter De Roo, FAM Technical Director, On Creating The Culture of Excellence In Malaysian Football :18

June 24th, 2020


Ever wonder what is the Malaysian football DNA? What is the right way to play football? Is it all about tactical ability? Or is it also got to do mental strength? What needs to be done to improve the standard of …

A Colorful Pod With Steve Darby : 17

June 19th, 2020


We got all the way from Liverpool, Steve Darby!

Mr.Darby is a well-travelled coach who has worked in many countries including Malaysia, Thailand, …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Pemain Lagenda Malaysia, MATLAN MARJAN vs England : 16

June 11th, 2020


June 12th, 1991; Malaysia hosted a Class A friendly international match against the Three Lions England led by Gary Linekar, David Platt & Stuart Pearce under the manager Graham Taylor. 

With a star-studded lineup, …

Grassroots Football In Malaysia : 15

June 8th, 2020


On this episode, we dive into the development of grassroots in Malaysia with renowned coach Shazwan Wong.
What are the challenges faced by local …

All About Thailand, From Changsuek to Decline of Muangthong? And Much More : 14

June 1st, 2020


Sawaddi Kab!

On this episode, we got our friend from Bangkok Gian Chansrichawla to take us into the beautiful world of Thai football.

Our discussion …

Hari Raya Special, Interview With Kerteh FC’s Technical Advisor, Oscar Riera : 13

May 23rd, 2020


Our featured interview with Kerteh FC’s newly appointed Technical Advisor all the way from Catalunya, Oscar Riera.

Have a blessed Aidilfitri, stay safe and enjoy listening while munching that delicious ketupat and …

#Throwback Nigeria’s 1996 Olympic Gold Medal Winning Team : 12

May 18th, 2020


We’ve invited our friend, Victor Emuan to join us to talk about the young Super Eagles historic gold medal win at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
To …

Happy 27th J-League Anniversary : 11

May 14th, 2020


Come May 15th, will be the 27th anniversary of the first J-League match between Verdy Kawasaki & Yokohama F. Marinos.
We’ve got Japanese Football experts Dan Orlowitz of The Japan Times to talk a bit on Japanese …

The Juventus/La Vecchia Signora Show : 10

May 10th, 2020


This episode is all about Juventus, we’ve got En. Zaki who is the Il Presidente of Juventus Official Fan Club Malaysia as our special guest. On this …

The Inter Milan/Nerazzurri Show (Part 2) : 9

May 5th, 2020


This week is all about the Nerazzurri, we’ve got two guests (Rasvinder Bhullar from Singapore & Andre Sooklal, all the way from Trinidad & …

The Inter Milan/Nerazzurri Show (Part 1) : 9

May 5th, 2020


This week is all about the Nerazzurri, we’ve got two guests (Rasvinder Bhullar from Singapore & Andre Sooklal, all the way from Trinidad & …

It's All About Newcastle United (Part 2: Current Affairs) : 8

April 27th, 2020


In this part, we will be focusing on the current events happening with Newcastle United: -
(0:00) The potential Saudi takeover, the impact at the club …

It's All About Newcastle (Part 1: Nostalgia) : 8

April 27th, 2020


As Newcastle United was in the news last week, it's a good time to bring our very own Malaysian Toon Army as our special guest.
In this part, it's a walk down in memory lane as we look back at the:
(0:00) Introduction

Interview With Kerteh FC : 7

April 25th, 2020


In our next featured guest, the guys from the BOLA BOLA show zoomed up with En. Razeman and En Khusyairi, the President and Vice President of Kerteh FC.
Kerteh FC, a team based in the East Coast of Malaysia, is highly …

Interview With KL Rovers : 6

April 23rd, 2020


Our first ever featured guest on the BOLA BOLLA show!

Najib Qadry, the assistant coach of KL Rovers, a team that competes in the M3 League (third-tier division of Malaysian football) gives us an insight into what are …

Blackburn Rovers, 1994/95 Premier League Champions : 5

April 20th, 2020


A look back at Rovers title-winning season, just how did they accomplish this? We talked about all the important moments that unfold during that …

#Throwback Special, France 98 World Cup - Part 2 : 4

March 11th, 2020


The BOLA BOLA guys decided to walk down memory lane and take this opportunity to look back at the last World Cup held in the 20th century. After all, if there was a pivotal moment in football for all three of them, it …

#Throwback Special, France 98 World Cup - Part 1 : 4

March 7th, 2020


The BOLA BOLA guys decided to walk down in memory lane and take this opportunity to look back at the last World Cup held in the 20th century. After all, if there was a pivotal moment in football for all three of them, …

Champions League, Big Rivalry, Malaysian Super League and a certain Grandpa as our Player Shout Out This Week! : 3

March 2nd, 2020


(1:12) For this week’s episode, the guys from BOLA BOLA look back at last week’s round Champions League result.(11:42) Since it's the weekend of El …

European Nights, Malaysian football and a Legend : 2

February 24th, 2020


In this episode, the guys do a review on the last round Champions League games and look forward to then upcoming ones, as well as the local football rivalry between Selangor and Johor. We will also be revealing our …

The BOLA BOLA Begins - Introduction : 1

February 18th, 2020


The best buddies sit down and share personal experiences on how they became football fans and also some memorable experiences they went through together, including a very interesting water incident back in 1999. The …

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