Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Rowdies Memorabilia - John Gorman Game Worn Jersey

John Gorman's Road jersey.
Many thanks to Ed Lennox for these photos.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1978 Rowdies KICK Magazine

August 28th, Ft. Lauderdale Strikers were today's Play-Off opponents. With an attendance of 37,249 watching the Rowdies win 3-1 with goals from Davie Robb, Steve Wegerle and Peter Anderson.
The team this day: DuBose, Auguste, St. Lot, Fleeting, Connell, McGuire, McLeod, Wegerle, Marsh, Anderson, Paddon.
Substitutes: Robb, Mirandinha, Van Der Beck.
Thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

1993 Media Guide

Many thanks to Kenn Tomasch.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Signed Cards - 1977 Rowdies Kyle Rote JR

I received a signed card today from 1977 guest player Kyle Rote Jr.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Roy Wegerle

Roy Wegerle in action against Hull City, during an Exhibition Game in 1984.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh

A signed photo by Rowdies' Rodney Marsh and Whitecaps' Alan Ball.
Many thanks to David Hoebarth.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Rowdies Memorabilia - Mark Lawrenson 1984 Panini Card

Mark Lawrenson's 1984 Panini card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Ward

Peter Ward scores against the Strikers in 1989.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Group Shot

This photo was used in a Toyota advertisement in 1976, with Arnie Mausser, Derek Smethurst, Joey Fink, Eddie Firmani, John Bluem, Doug Wark, Mike Dolan, Farrukh Quraishi, Bob Stetler and Randy Garber, strutting their stuff.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tony Towers 1973 A&BC Card

Tony Towers' 1973 A&BC card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell tries to persuade the Referee.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Jurgen Stars and Luis Fernando

Jurgen Stars and Luis Fernando adorn the cover of a 1982 edition of "It's Sports!"
Thanks again to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Radomir Stefanovic

1977, Cosmos' Chinaglia is shadowed by Radomir Stefanovic at Giants Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson gets in a header against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in 1989, at Tampa Stadium.
Thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pocket Schedules

This is part of my Rowdies pocket schedules collection, pictured is the front and back of the 1981-82 indoor schedule.

Jack Brand 1982

Jack Brand was born 4th August, 1953, in Braunschweig, West Germany. He began his senior club career with Hungaria of the National Soccer League. In 1974 he joined the Toronto Metros and played 14 regular season games. In '75, he played 2 regular season and 1 play-off game for the Toronto Metros-Croatia. Jack returned to the NSL for 1976, helping Toronto Italia win the league championship.
He returned to the NASL for 1977, playing 26 regular season games and 5 play-off games for the Rochester Lancers.
With the New York Cosmos in 1978, he appeared in 10 regular season and 5 play-off games, and was in goal as the Cosmos won Super Bowl '78, with a 3-1 win over the Rowdies. The following season after 7 games changed teams and played 4 regular season and 5 play-off games for the Tulsa Roughnecks.
1980 was his career year, playing with the Seattle Sounders. The Sounders went on to post a 27-5 win-lose record, constituting a NASL record for wins in a season. He was voted Player of the Year and NASL Second Team All-Star in posting a 0.91 GAA and 15 shutouts, also a league record. The following season though the team sputtered to a losing record.
He played in 23 games. He concluded his NASL career playing in 14 contests for the Rowdies in 1982. In 1984, he played for F.C. Seattle in the F.C. Seattle Challenge Cup. He briefly served as coach of F.C. Seattle before being replaced by Bruce Rioch in February 1985.
Jack was earned his only senior 'A' as a 21 year old on October 28th, 1974 in Budapest in a 1-1 draw. He was Canada's goalkeeper in their home 1976 Summer Olympics. The team was eliminated in the first stage of the tournament, losing 1-2 to the Soviet Union and 1-3 to North Korea. In addition, he played 7 'A' internationals in total for the Canadian national soccer team in 1974 and 1975. The following year in 6 pre-Olympic friendlies played in Canada, Jack and the Canucks conceded a whopping 25 goals in 6 losing contests played against the Olympic teams of Poland, Hungary, and East Germany.
In 2008, Jack Brand was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame.
Today, Jack owns Brand Felt of Canada Ltd., in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. More can be found at their website: http://www.brandfelt.com/
Can anyone help me with a photo of Jack in a Rowdies jersey. If so, please email me.

Friday, 23 January 2009

Jimmy Carter 1986

James "Jimmy" William Charles Carter was born 9th November 1965, in Hammersmith, London. He left school in 1981 to join Crystal Palace as an apprentice footballer, two years later he signed professional forms.
In 1985, Jimmy joined QPR where he spent around 18 months learning his trade in the reserve team. In 1986, Jimmy was a member of the QPR team that played under the name of the Rowdies in the Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series.
Millwall Football Club bought Jimmy in 1987, where he finally made his football league debut in a 0-0 draw with Oldham at the Den. He quickly eastablished himself in the Millwall First Team and was an integral part of the team which gained Millwall promotion to the top flight, the first time ever in Millwall’s 100 year history.
Jimmy’s reputation was growing and in 1991, Kenny Dalglish signed him for Liverpool Football Club. Unfortunately Dalglish resigned shortly after and within a year Jimmy found himself returning to London where he signed for Arsenal, a club he supported as a young boy, having grown up very close to Highbury, the home of Arsenal.
He spent 3 and a half years at Highbury and was part of the Squad who won the the FA Cup and the Carling Cup in 1993 and in 1994 went on to win the European Cup Winner’s Cup.
In 1995 he then signed for Portsmouth Football Club where he had 3 happy years. In 1999, Jimmy signed for Millwall, a club where he spent 4 good years with a great deal of success, a club where the fans had always held him in very high esteem. He eventually was forced to retire from football through injury later that year.
Today, Jimmy lives in Fife, Scotland. In 2002, he bought Easterheughs Castle, a magnificent baronial style 20th Century tower house. He set about restoring the property to an extremely high standard, a restoration project which has culminated in the finishing touches being added and it is now available for luxury short term holiday lets.
Many thanks to David Hoebarth.

Gary Darrell 1976 (Guest)

Gary Owen Darrell was born January 10th, 1947 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Started his career in Bermuda, playing for the Wellington Rovers and the Devonshire Colts, whilst in Bermuda he was a FA Cup, League and Friendship Cup Champion.
His NASL career started in 1972 with the Montreal Olympiques, appearing in 4 games and scoring 1 goal. His following year with the Montreal team saw him star in 19 games and scored 3 goals with 5 assists, for 11 points. Gary joined the Washington Diplomats as a free agent in 1974, making 19 appearances and adding another 6 goals to his tally. He would remain with the Diplomats until 1980, with a record of 119 appearances and 20 goals. During this time he captained the side for three seasons. He was a guest player for the Rowdies during their Haiti Tour in 1976. Today, Gary is back living in Bermuda.
If Gary should ever come across this, please could you email me. Many thanks.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Rowdies Memorabilia - Bobby Moore 1969-70 FKS Publishers Ltd Card

1985 Guest Player Bobby Moore's 1969-70 FKS Publishers Ltd card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies Press Photos - Refik Kozic, Winston DuBose and Manny Andruszewski

Winston DuBose in action against the San Diego Sockers in 1980, with Refik Kozic and Manny Andruszewski in attendance.

Rowdies Press Photos - Kevin Eagan, Arsene Auguste and Stewart Jump

LA Aztecs' George Best keeping the ball away from Kevin Eagan, Arsene Auguste and Stewart Jump, during a game in 1977, at Tampa Stadium.
Many thanks to Ron Gilmore.

Rowdies Press Photos - Doug Wark

Doug Wark in action against the Jacksonville Tea Men, during the 1980 indoor season.
Many thanks Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Clyde Best 1971-72 FKS Publishers Card

Clyde Best's 1971-72 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst and Doug Wark

Action from 1975, against the Cosmos. Derek Smethurst and Doug Wark chase after Luis De La Fuente at Tampa Stadium.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Signed Cards - 1983 Rowdies Flemming Lund

Today, I received a signed Flemming Lund card.
Many thanks to David Hoebarth for his help with this.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mirandihna

Strikers' George Best in action against the Rowdies, with Mirandinha in the background.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Luis Fernando, Neill Roberts, Peter Roe and Frank Worthington

This shows action from a 1981 game against the San Jose Earthquakes at Spartan Stadium. With Luis Fernando, Neill Roberts, Peter Roe and Frank Worthington amongst the action.
Again. many thanks to Tim Hanley.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Steve Wegerle, Jan Van Der Veen, John Gorman, Peter Chandler, Tim Hanley, Refik Kozic and Dave Taber

Another one from 1981, the Wowdies and Rowdies on a promotion day. With Steve Wegerle, Jan Van Der Veen, John Gorman, Peter Chandler, Tim Hanley, Refik Kozic and Dave Taber enjoying the event.
Many thanks again to Tim Hanley.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pocket Schedules

This is part of my Rowdies pocket schedules collection, pictured is the front and back of the 1981 schedule.


Center of the schedule.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1984 Rowdies KICK Magazine

29th August, 4,874 saw the Rowdies win 5-4 over the Golden Bay Earthquakes.
Goals by Van Der Beck, McLeod, S. Wegerle, R. Wegerle 2.
The team this day: Mausser, Connell, Thompson, Van Der Beck, McLeod, Lindsay, S. Wegerle, Roberts, Tatu, Karpun, R. Wegerle.
Substitutes: Bolitho, Lee.
Thanks to Darren Gregson.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - Giles Hooper and Tommy Reasoner

Giles Hooper and Tommy Reasoner against the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks in 1991.

1993 Rowdies Card Set

#19 Eric Ravndal.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

This press photo shows Mike Connell in action during Soccer Bowl '78.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pennant

Here is another Rowdies Pennant from the NASL era.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Rowdies Press Photos - 1975 Group Shot

The 1975 Rowdies sing the National Anthem before a game.
With Stewart Jump, John Boyle, AlexPringle, ?, Clyde Best, Mark Lindsay, Malcolm Linton, Randy Garber, Stewart Scullion, Farrukh Quraishi, Bernard Hartze, Mike Hewitt, John Sissons, Derek Smethurst, Eddie Austin and John Bluem.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith 1970 The Sun Football Swap Card

Tommy Smith's 1970 The Sun Football Swap card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Kevin Clinton

This shows Kevin Clinton and former Rowdies' Keeper Tim Hanley before a game against the Earthquakes at Spartan Stadium, in 1981.
Many thanks to Tim Hanley for the photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1989 Rowdies KICKIN' Magazine

This issue was for the game against the Orlando Lions, May 20th.
Rowdies 1 (Wegerle, S) vs. Lions 2 Attn: 5,727
Thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Nick Papadakis

This one shows action from the 1975 id Tournament, Nick Papadakis against the Baltimore Comets at the Bayfront Center. With Ringo Cantillo and John Boyle in attendance.
Thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luis Papandrea, Kevin Eagan, Perry Van Der Beck and Rodney Marsh

Maybe the main reason the Rowdies lost Soccer Bowl '78, Rodney Marsh sits out the game with an injury. With Luis Papandrea, Kevin Eagan and Perry Van Der Beck also on the bench.
Thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Graham Paddon

This shows action from Soccer Bowl '78, the late Graham Paddon against Robert Iarusci at Giants Stadium.