Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Signed Cards - 1976 Rowdies Nico Bodonczy

Today, I received a signed Nico Bodonczy card. Nico played for the Rowdies as a guest player during the 1976 tour of Haiti.
Many thanks to Ray Knisley for his help in obtaining this.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - Stewart Scullion 1972-73 FKS Publishers Card

Stewart Scullion's 1972-73 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Sheffield United.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Countdown To The New Rowdies' Kick Off

If you haven't already heard, the new Rowdies are now up and running. With only 18 days left before they Kick Off their new NASL season on Friday, April 16th at Crystal Palace Baltimore.
Having made a great start in their warm up games, with 2 draws and their first win over MLS side - Philadelphia Union, things are looking good. They still have two remaining warm up games - University Of C. Florida, March 26th at Lake Myrtle Complex, and University Of S. Florida, April 10th at USF Soccer Stadium.
For more information on the New Rowdies go to: http://fctampabay.com/ - You won't be disappointed!!

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Rowdies Related Memorabilia - Ringo Cantillo ASL Match Worn Jersey

Unique and vintage jersey issued for the American Soccer League ( ASL ) Champions Cincinnati Comets and future Rowdie Ringo Cantillo after the Championship Game against the New York Greeks in 1972. He was issued with this as he was named the Championship Game and League MVP.

American Soccer League Champions logo embroidery.

Front view of the jersey.

Rear view, without number.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine covers the away game against the Philadelphia Atoms played at the Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia on July 29th, 1975. With a small attendance of 4,517 watching the Rowdies win 1-0, with the goal coming from Derek Smethurst.
The team that day: Hammond, Quraishi, Linton, Pringle, Jump, Connell, Boyle, Smethurst, Sissons, Garber, Scullion. Substitutes: Austin, Auguste.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Zequinha

Zequihna in action against the Toronto Blizzard's Bruce Wilson during the 1981-82 indoor season.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh 1974-75 FKS Publishers Card

Rodney Marsh's 1974-75 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod beats Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' David Irving to the ball during the 1980 indoor season.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Complaints To The Referee

Rodney Marsh leads the complaints to the Referee, with Steve Wegerle, John Gorman, Jan Van Der Veen and Oscar Fabbiani agreeing with him in 1979.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Memorabilia - A Collection of Badges


A collection of 7 different Rowdies' badges. One is a colorful 4" wide green, yellow, & white unused satin patch with the Scott Ross cartoon image mascot "Indoor Rowdies it's off the wall" . One is a 5" wide green, yellow & white vinyl lapel sticker designed to look like a soccer ball with the slogan "Rowdies Magic 96" on front and a long ad for the 1983 Rowdies Vs. Chicago game on the back. One is a 3 1/2" wide RWB cello pin with the slogan "Soccer is a kick in the grass". One is a 3" wide yellow & green cello pin with the slogan: "Ronald McDonald House Rowdies Reunion April 9, 1983". One is a 2" wide yellow & green cello pin with the slogan: "I'm a Proud Rowdie". One is a 2 1/4" wide white & green cello pin with the name: "Rowdies" and the NASL soccer league logo. Finally, one is a 1" wide Green, Yellow & Metallic gold clutch back style pin with the "Rowdies" logo.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Rowdies Video - 1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies v Miami Toros 7/23/1975

Many thanks to Kenn Tomasch.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Wowdies

Wowdies' Suzanne Starr.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ricky Hill

Ricky Hill in action against the Colorado Foxes, during the 1992 APSL Championship game. Sadly the Rowdies lost 0 - 1.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Jean Harbor

A recent photo of Jean Harbor. Jean played for the Rowdies between 1992 and 1993.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

My Rowdies' Autograph "Wants List" - Can You Help?

Here is my updated Rowdies' Autograph 'Wants List' - If possible on 6" x 4" white cards.

Reno Agostinis
Javier Alvarez
Laszlo Barna
Bruce Bates
Michael Bates
Berto
Eduardo Bonvallett (Deceased)
Rick Bratincevic
David Byrne
Justin Channing
Garry Darrell
Chris Davis
Kent Engstrom
Oscar Fabbiani
Tom Fitzgerald (Deceased)
Colin Fowles (Deceased)
Greg Franzke
Randy Garber
Tim Gargan
Ivan Grnja
Jean Harbor
Bob Isaacson
Sandje Ivanchukov (Deceased)
Jaiminho
Kurt Keefer
Willy Keller
Matt Knowles
Zygmunt "Ziggy" Lezak
Matty Miller
Juan Carlos Molina
Chico Moreira
Marcelino Oliveira
Washington Olivera
Luis Papandrea
Andy Papoulias
Sergio Peluffo
Raymond Perlee
Garth Pollonais
Roger Ramsey
Terry Rowe
John Shannon
Radomir Stefanovic
Bob Stetler (Deceased)
Frantz St. Lot
Luis Tripodi
Joey Valenti
Jay White
Gregg Willin
If you can help, please email me. Thanks.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies Team Poster

A 1981 Rowdies team photo poster, sponsored by ACE Auto Parts.
Back Row: Gordon Jago (Coach); Winston DuBose; Frank Worthington; Ian Anderson; Neill Roberts; Jan Van Der Veen; Kevin Clinton; Keith Peacock (Asst. Coach).
Middle Row: Ken Schields (Trainer); Mike Connell; Billy Sweetzer; Manny Andruszewski; Perry Van Der Beck; Dave Taber; Refik Kozic; Alfredo Beronda (Equipment Manager).
Front Row: Oscar Fabbiani; Dave Mehmet; John Gorman; Tony Kinsella; Wes McLeod; Washington Olivera; Keith Bailey; Steve Wegerle.
Many thanks to Darren Weeks.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Jay White

Jay White pictured in 2009. Jay played for the Rowdies between 1986 to 1990. Today Jay lives in Denmark.
Many thanks to Jay for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Arsene Auguste 1974 Panini WM 74 Card

Arsene Auguste's 1974 Panini WM 74 card, whilst he was with the Haiti World Cup team.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies Indoor Poster

A 1982 Rowdies poster showing the 1982 indoor team, the poster shows them dressed as "The Rompin' Stompin' Rowdie Band". The poster measures 24" x 18" and was a give away during the 1982 indoor season. Sponsored by WQYK 99 and BUSCH Beer.
The players shown are: Back Row: Peter Gruber; Mike Connell; Keith Bailey; Terry Moore; Paul Roe, Jurgen Stars; Perry Van Der Beck; Winston DuBose.
Middle Row: Carl Bennett; Peter Roe; Kevin Keelan; Refik Kozic; John Gorman; Neill Roberts; Wes McLeod.
Front Row: Hugo Perez; Zequinha; Nejgo Pesa and Ray Vigliotti.
Many thanks to Ray Vigliotti for this poster.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1978 Rowdies Team Poster

A 1978 Rowdies team poster that was given away at the ground, sponsored by Super Sign.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani celebrates scoring in 1979.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Wowdies

Wowdies' Suzie Castro.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Doug Wark

A recent photo of original Rowdie Doug Wark with his fellow Scotsman Kevin Kiernan.
Many thanks to Doug for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle is chased by Connecticut Bicentennials' Greg Downs in 1977.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Wim Suurbier 1974 Panini WM 74 Card

Wim Suurbier's 1974 Panini WM 74 card, whilst he was with the Holland World Cup Team.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Signed Cards - 1981 Rowdies Billy Sweetzer

Today, I received a signed card from Billy Sweetzer.
A BIG thank you to his nephew Darren Weeks in helping me obtain this.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Wowdies Advertisement

An advertisement for Carla's Dance Studio showing the Wowdies.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson on a recent trip to London.
Many thanks to Peter for this photo.

Rowdies Video - Rodney Marsh for Miller Lite 1980