Saturday, 25 December 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

I've just got a spare moment to wish everyone "Happy Holidays!!"
- And a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has been a big help over this last year, with photos, info and other odds and ends, I couldn't do this without you. Have a great time!!
Many thanks to the Smethursts for the photo of Derek.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Rowdies Snap Shots - Joey Fink, Mike Connell, Derek Smethurst and Rodney Marsh

Joey Fink, Mike Connell, Derek Smethurst and Rodney Marsh at a recent get together.
Many thanks to Isabella Liz Giglio Campisi for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the San Jose Earthquakes on June 13th, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 3-2, after a shootout.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.

Rowdies Video - New York Cosmos at Rowdies 6/6/1976


Highlights of a NASL match on June 6th, 1976, that saw the Rowdies defeat their rivals, the New York Cosmos, 5-1 behind a hat trick by Derek Smethurst. One thing you'll notice is the empty end zones, because they were still being constructed in June of 1976 in preparation for the debut of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers later that summer.
Many thanks to Kenn Tomasch.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Ward 1981 Panini Card

Peter Ward's 1981 Panini card, whilst he was at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luis Fernando

Luis Fernando in action against the Jacksonville Tea Men, in 1981.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tatu

Tatu is tackled by Chicago Sting's Paul Hahn, during a game in 1982 at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Art Kramer

Art Kramer's mugshot whilst with the Canton Invaders, in the '80's.

Rowdies Video - Indoor Soccer: Rowdies vs. Zenit of Leningrad 3/9/1977

"The Russians are Coming....The Russians are Coming...."
For weeks prior to their indoor exhibition against Zenit of Leningrad, the Tampa Bay Rowdies pushed the game as an extension of the cold war. The Russians beat the Rowdies 8-7 at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg on March 9, 1977. The announcer was Tom Keene, with help from Gordon Hil. That's some homer-iffic fanboy nonsense right there.
Many thanks to Kenn Tomasch.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell

Mike Connell attempts to get the ball away from Tulsa Roughnecks' Bob Bolitho, during the 1980-81 indoor season.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Stewart Scullion Soccer America Magazine

Stewart Scullion in action against the Washington Diplomats, on the front cover of the July 29th, 1975 edition of 'Soccer America'.
Many thanks to Jan Reinertsen.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Roe

Peter Roe during a 1988 Rowdies training session.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Bumper Sticker

A Rowdies bumper sticker, circa 1980's.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst in action for South African side Durban City, in 1966.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the Toronto Blizzard on April 14th, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 7-1.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Tulsa Roughnecks' goalkeeper Winston DuBose, hangs onto the ball, after being challenged by Perry Van Der Beck in 1984.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Ward 1989-90 MISL Trading Card

Peter Ward's  1989-90 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Wichita Wings.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stewart Scullion, John Bluem and Alex Pringle

Stewart Scullion, John Bluem and Alex Pringle go to New York Cosmos' Pele, for an after-game handshake. Alex and Pele exchanged jerseys after the game in 1976.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Paul Hammond

Portland Timbers' Peter Withe causes goalkeeper Paul Hammond problems, with Alex Pringle covering, during Soccer Bowl '75.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Ringo Cantillo

Ringo Cantillo watches as New York Cosmos' Giorgio Chinaglia controls the ball, during the game played at Yankee Stadium in 1976.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Don Tobin MISL All-Star Poster

A poster showing Don Tobin, a 1983 All-Star. Don appeared for the Rowdies during the 1988 and 1989 ASL seasons.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1991 Rowdies KICKIN' Magazine


For the final game of 1991, saw Pery Van Der Beck as the cover star. The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers were the adversary on this day, 24th August.
Rowdies 2 (Hill, Backman) vs. Strikers 1 - (aet), Att: ?
Iam missing two Kickin's for this year, 6/1/1991 Maryland Bays and the 8/11/1991 Salt Lake Sting. Please email me if you can help. Thanks!!

Rowdies Press Photos - Tatu

Tatu takes on the Ipswich Town defense, during the 1982 Sunshine International Series Exhibition Game, at Tampa Stadium. In which the Rowdies lost 1-3. As Luis Fernando watches on.
Many thanks to Andy Northern.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Lockhart Stadium, against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers on April 28th, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 2-1, with both goals scored by Rodney Marsh.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle shields the ball from former Rowdie and LA Aztecs' Franz St. Lot in 1980.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Oscar Fabbiani Estadio Magazine

Oscar Fabbiani on the front cover of the July 26th, 1978 edition of Chilean soccer magazine 'Estadio".

Rowdies Snap Shots - Don McAllister

A recent photo of Don McAllister, enjoying the Australian sunshine. Don only appeared in 1 game for the Rowdies, during the 1984 season.
Many thanks to Don for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Nicky Johns and Peter Anderson


Nicky Johns and Peter Anderson, upon their return from the 1978 Soccer Bowl defeat, at Tampa International Airport.

Many thanks to Dan Perez.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Coach Rodney Marsh talks tatics with one of his Rowdies' players, during a training session in 1988.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Stewart Scullion and Clyde Best

Stewart Scullion and Clyde Best celebrate a goal during the 1976 NASL Indoor Championships, against the Dallas Tornado.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Winston DuBose

Goalkeeper Winston DuBose, pictured before the kick-off of the Exhibition Game, played against the US World Cup Team in 1985.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the Exhibition Game played at Clearwater High School, against the Minnesota Kicks, March 10th, 1979. The Rowdies lost the game 0-1.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Joey Fink

Joey Fink battles with former Rowdie and Washington Diplomats' Randy Garber, during a game in 1977.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Flemming Lund

A recent photo of Flemming Lund.
Many thanks to the Lund Family for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies KICK Magazine

April 14th, 1979. Today's opponents were the Toronto Blizzard, an attendance of 23,675 saw the Rowdies win 7-1, with the goals scored by Mike Connell, Wes McLeod (2), Petar Baralic (2), Jan Van Der Veen and Dave MacWilliams.
The team this day was: Bilecki, Crudo, Connell, Auguste, Gorman, Van Der Veen, Wegerle, McLeod, Van Der Beck, Baralic, Mirandinha.
Substitutes: MacWilliams, Quraishi.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau for this photo.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Clyde Best

John Sissons watches, as Clyde Best win a header, during Soccer Bowl '75.

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck shields the ball from Vancouver Whitecaps' Frans Thijssen, in 1984.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1979 Wowdies

Nora Lucas did more than just dance with the Wowdies, here she is helping out with a Rowdies' promotion, in 1979.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Then and Now

Then - Rodney Marsh, Liz Giglio and Joey Fink, 1976.

Now - Joey Fink, Liz Giglio and Rodney Marsh, 2010.
Many thanks to Isabella Liz Giglio Campisi for these photos.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1991 Rowdies KICKIN' Magazine


The visit of the Colorado Foxes saw Marcelo Carrera on the cover this day, August 2nd.
Rowdies 1 (Perlee) vs. Foxes 2, Att: 3,228

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - 1976 Rowdies NASL Indoor Champions

Coach Eddie Firmani, is carried around the Bayfront Center, with the 1976 NASL Indoor Championship Trophy. With his squad of players, as Eddie Austin is shown the MVP Award by winner Clyde Best, then Doug Wark, Arnie Mausser, Stewart Scullion (hidden), Joey Fink, Randy Garber (hidden), Mark Lindsay, Derek Smethurst, Arsene Auguste (hidden), Malcolm Linton and Alex Pringle, join in with the celebration.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the Exhibition Game played at Dunedin High School, against Kalmar of Sweden, March 24th, 1979. The Rowdies won the game 2-0, with Mirandinha scoring both goals.

Many thanks to George Rocheleau for this photo.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - Manny Andruszewski

Manny Andruszewski tries to get the ball away from the Chicago Sting's Jorgen Kristensen, in 1979.

Rowdies Press Photos - Clyde Best

Clyde Best takes a tumble against Chicago Sting's Bobby Ranogajec, at Tampa Stadium in 1976.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Signed Cards - 1990 Rowdies Steve Freeman

I recently received a Steve Freeman signed Rowdies card. Steve appeared in some Exhibition Games in 1990.
Many thanks to Ray Knisley for obtaining this on my behalf.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Rowdies Snap Shots - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh enjoys the sun and a pickle in 1976.
Many thanks to Isabella Liz Giglio Campisi for this photo.