Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Signed Cards - 2010 Rowdies Ricardo Sanchez

Today I received a signed Rowdies card from Ricardo Sanchez.
Many thanks to Graham Tatters for his help in obtaining this on my behalf.

Rowdies Press Photos - Julian Valentin

Captain Julian Valentin uses any means necessary to win the ball over Peter Byers, during the game with the Montreal Impact.

Rowdies Press Photos - Zeljko Bilecki

Rowdies' goalkeeper Zeljko Bilecki makes a spectacular save against Dynamo Moscow, with guest defenders Teun Kist and Steve Litt watching on. This was during the Exhibition Game played at Tampa Stadium on February 17th, 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1988 Rowdies KICKIN' Magazine

This edition of the Rowdies' KICKIN' magazine was for the game against The Albany Capitals, played at Tampa Stadium on April 16th, 1988. The cover featured Alan Anderson.

Rowdies Snap Shots - David Vaudreuil

A recent photo of David Vaudreuil and his son Marc-Antoine, David played for the Rowdies in 1993.
Many thanks to Vaud for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Long Tan Game Worn Jersey

Long Tan's game worn jersey. Worn in the home game against the Puerto Rico Islanders, May 29th, 2010.

Signed Cards - 1982 Rowdies Jurgen Stars

German goalkeeper Jurgan Stars' signed Rowdies card.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daryl Sattler

Daryl Sattler makes a save against Miami FC, with defenders Graham Tatters and Rob Valentino covering.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Rowdies vs. AC St. Louis

Rowdies 2 vs. AC St. Louis 2
Yendry Diaz earned what could be a crucial point for the Rowdies (6-9-10) with the game-tying goal in second half stoppage time. AC St. Louis (5-11-8) had been leading 2-1 before Diaz’s goal evened the score. This point levels the Rowdies on 28 points with NSC Minnesota for eighth and ninth place. Because of a goal difference advantage over the Stars, the Rowdies are now in the eighth position and would qualify for the playoffs if the season ended today.
The game began in disastrous fashion for the Rowdies after a Rob Valentino own goal in the fifth minute gifted St. Louis a 1-0 lead early on. The goal came in controversial fashion after most Rowdies players believed the ball had actually crossed the endline before Luke Kreamalmeyer made the pass that led to the own goal.
“The players are saying the ball went over the endline. If it went over the line I guess it’s just another bad turn of luck. We really seem to be not getting the breaks at the moment. We’ve got an honest bunch of players who told me it was out,” said Head Coach Paul Dalglish.
The deficit was doubled in the 19th minute when St. Louis forward Mike Ambersley found some open space and took a shot from about 25 yards out that found the back of the net. Diving to his left, Daryl Sattler was able to get a hand on the ball but couldn’t prevent the goal.
Just before halftime, midfielder Jonny Steele showed some dribbling skills before taking a shot from the edge of the 18-yard box and closing the deficit to one goal. It was Steele’s first goal of the season. He also recorded an assist on Diaz’s late goal.
“When you look at the fact that we were two-nil down, it was a big result to come back but we need to win games to get to the playoffs. If you give away two goals in the playoffs, you’ll be out of the playoffs,” said Steele.
The second half insertion of Yendry Diaz turned out to be a good decision as it was the Cuban who earned the point in dramatic fashion. It was Diaz’s first league goal of the season.
“Maybe this is the point that gets us into the playoffs. I thought for the majority of the game tonight we absolutely dominated. There are five games left and we don’t need to finish first to win the championship. We only need to finish eighth to get in,” said Dalglish.

Lineups:
Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Kljestan (35' - Wheeler), Valentino, Donoho, Valentin, Sanchez, Tan (77' - Burt), Steele, Millien, Nyazamba (84' - Yamada), Galindo (69' - Yendry Diaz) .
AC St. Louis Lineup: Dufty, Bauer, Traynor, Lesko, Kreamalmeyer, De Lima, Salvaggione (73' - Bloom), Gil (46' - Cole), Videira, Ambersley, Stisser (79' - Cosgriff).

Goalscoring Summary:
AC St. Louis - Own Goal - 5'
AC St. Louis - Mike Ambersley - 19'
Rowdies - Jonny Steele - 43' (Assisted by Stanley Nyazamba)
Rowdies - Yendry Diaz - 90'+ (Assisted by Jonny Steele)

Friday, 27 August 2010

1983 Adidas Promo Cards

Glenn Myernick, signed card.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1978 Wowdies

Wowdies' Sue Barett.

Rowdies Press Photos - 2010 Rowdies Teamphoto

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Carolina Railhawks, August 25th, 2010, at Steinbrenner Field.
Back Row: Jonny Steele, Graham Tatters, Drew Yates, Daryl Sattler, Rob Valentino, Ricardo Sanchez.
Front Row: Takuya Yamada, Long Tan, Maykel Galindo, Julian Valentin, Yendry Diaz.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Rowdies Video - Rodney Marsh "A Look Back"

A collection of clips showing Rodney at his best.

Signed Cards - 1976 Rowdies Tommy Smith

Tommy Smith's signed Rowdies card.

Rowdies Press Photos - Refik Kozic

Refik Kozic stick out a leg to stop Jacksonville Tea Men's Alan Green in 1981.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies KICK Magazine

July 4th, 1981. Today's opponents were the San Diego Sockers, an attendance of 48,355 saw the Rowdies lose 1-2, with the only goal scored by Perry Van Der Beck.
The team this day was: DuBose, Moore, Connell, Kozic, Mehmet, Anderson, Roe, Van Der Beck, Worthington, Olivera, Moss.
Substitutes: Roberts, Kinsella, Fernando.

1983 Adidas Promo Cards

Mark Karpun.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Zoran Savic

Zoran Savic pictured with MISL All-Star goalkeeper Otto Orf. Zoran played for the Rowdies during the 1988 ASL season.
Many thanks to Otto Orf for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rob Valentino

Rob Valentino struggles with NSC Minnesota Stars' Melvin Tarley.

Rowdies vs. Carolina Railhawks

Rowdies 1 vs. Carolina Railhawks 2
A poor defensive performance in the first half doomed the Rowdies (6-9-9) to a 2-1 loss to the visiting Carolina RailHawks (9-7-7) on Wednesday night. First half goals from Matt Bobo and Etienne Barbara gave Carolina a two-goal lead at the halftime break.
“The first half was the worst defensively that we’ve ever been. We just keep conceding the first goal. There’s no sugarcoating it; it’s happened too many times,” said Head Coach Paul Dalglish. “It gets very very frustrating. There were mistakes in the first half that should never ever happen.”
Miscommunications among the defensive line meant opportunities for the RailHawks forwards to get into one-on-one or two-on-one situations multiple times in the opening 45 minutes. Bobo’s 23rd minute goal came from a free header after a Daniel Paladini corner kick.
Matt Watson set up the second goal for Barbara after a clever through ball released the forward towards goal on his own in the 40th minute.
If not for crucial saves in the first half, Carolina could have had a lead larger than two goals.
“We kept our line way too high. They were clever putting the balls right through the back. Two-v-one facing me is never a good thing for me or any team. I just think our back five weren’t all on the same page,” said goalkeeper Daryl Sattler, who recorded six saves in the match.
The insertion of winger Pascal Millien at the halftime break rejuvenated the Rowdies’ offensive movement. As the second half progressed in heavy rain, Millien and his teammates were limited by the growing puddles collecting on the infield dirt.
“I made a change at halftime that seemed to work. I knew we were going to score and then I was pretty confident that we were going to get another one as well. Pascal Millien came on and did great as an attacking fullback. We caused them a lot of problems and made them earn a victory in the second half,” said Dalglish.
The Rowdies looked like they might just steal a point from this game after all with a flurry of late offensive activity. Second half substitute Aaron Wheeler sent a header just wide of Carolina goalkeeper Nic Platter’s right hand post in the 80th minute.
Ricardo Sanchez shifted the balance of the match with an 88th minute free kick goal from about 27 yards away from goal. It was Sanchez’s fourth goal since joining the Rowdies last month. Just moments later Sanchez had another chance with a free kick but put his shot just over the crossbar. In the 64th minute a Sanchez free kick struck the crossbar before going out of bounds.
With the Rowdies trailing 2-1 in stoppage time, Maykel Galindo nearly scored the equalizer after his shot beat Platter. The ball was cleared by a RailHawks defender about one foot from the goal line.

Lineups:
Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Tatters, Valentino, Diaz (46' - Millien), Valentin, Yates (54' - Wheeler), Sanchez, Steele, Yamada (61' - Nyazamba), Tan, Galindo.
Carolina RailHawks Lineup: Platter, Shields, Bobo, Schulte, Gilkerson, Franks (77' - Lowery), Watson (73' - Low), Paladini, Davidson, Barbara (85' - Budnyy), Russell.

Goalscoring Summary:
Railhawks - Matt Bobo - 23' (Assisted by Daniel Paladini)
Railhawks - Etienne Barbara - 40' (Assisted by Matt Watson)
Rowdies - Ricardo Sanchez - 88' (Free Kick)

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Signed Cards - 2010 Rowdies Andre Akpan

Today, I received a signed Rowdies card from Andre Akpan.

1983 McDonald's Promo Cards

Tom Boric.
Iam always looking for these promo cards. Please email me if you have any spare ones.

Signed Cards - 1982 Rowdies Njego Pesa

Njego Pesa's signed Rowdies card.

Rowdies Press Photos - Paul Dalglish

Coach Paul Dalglish gives his orders, before the game with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rowdies Press Photos - Josh Lambo

Goalkeeper Josh Lambo relaxes before a game.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Paul Roe

A snap shot taken from the stand of the Bayfront Center, during the 1982 indoor season of Paul Roe.
Many thanks to Paul for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Joey Fink and Davie Robb

Joey Fink in the thick of it, as he takes on the Toronto Metros-Croatia defenders, whilst Davie Robb watches, at Tampa Stadium in 1977.
Many thanks to Mike Connell.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Don McAllister 1977-78 FKS Publishers Card

Don McAllister's 1977-78 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Pascal Millien Game Worn Jersey

Pascal Millien's game worn jersey. Worn in the home game against the Puerto Rico Islanders, May 29th, 2010.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Mark Lamb

A recent photo of Mark Lamb with his family. Mark appeared for the Rowdies during the 1989 ASL season.
Many thanks to Mark for this photo.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Signed Cards - 1975 Rowdies Mark Lindsay

Mark Lindsay's signed Rowdies card.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Aaron Wheeler and Stanley Nyazamba

Aaron Wheeler and Stanley Nyazamba enjoy a break by the pool.
Many thanks to Lisa Brock for this photo.

Rowdies Video - Rowdies 1993 Highlights

Highlights from the Rowdies' final season of 1993.

Rowdies Press Photos - 2010 Goal Celebrations

Ricardo Sanchez, Long Tan, Julian Valentin and Drew Yates congratulate goalscorer Aaron King, after his goal against the Portland Timbers, at Steinbrenner Field.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1978 Wowdies

Wowdies' Sandy Taylor.

Rowdies Press Photos - Adrian Alston

Adrian Alston heads the ball forwards on his way towards the Strikers' goal in 1977.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Ricardo Sanchez, Jonny Steele and Maykel Galindo

Ricardo Sanchez, Jonny Steele and Maykel Galindo enjoy a night out in Tampa.
Many thanks to Maykel for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jason Beardsley

Jason Beardsley, who appeared in two Rowdies' pre-season games, before being released on March 24th. Is now back in England playing for Macclesfield Town in Division 2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle is shadowed by Portland Timbers' Clive Charles in 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1983 Rowdies KICK Magazine

July 9th, 1983. Today's opponents were the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, a very low attendance of 8,319 saw the Rowdies lose 2-3, with the goals scored by Petar Baralic (2).
The team this day was: Stars, Myernick, Connell, Allardyce, Thompson, Van Der Veen, Gerber, Baralic, Perez, Tatu, Rojas.
Substitutes: Roe, Lund.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Signed Cards - 1975 Rowdies John Sissons

John Sissons' signed Rowdies card.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Brad Smith

A recent photo of former Rowdies' striker Brad Smith. Brad now runs his own company 'Great Credit Now', so for all of your credit needs go to: http://www.greatcreditnow.com/

Rowdies Press Photos - Josh Lambo

Josh Lambo makes a save during the game with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Kevin Keelan 1977-78 FKS Publishers Card

Kevin Keelan's 1977-78 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Davie Robb

Davie Robb takes on Marijan Bradvic of the Toronto Metros-Croatia, during the game played on July 23rd, 1977 at Tampa Stadium. The Rowdies won 2-0, the goalscorers were Davie and Arsene Auguste.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Farrukh Quraishi

Farrukh Quraishi, doing his famous 'Bobby Flay' impression.
Many thanks to Lisa Brock for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Maykel Galindo

Loan signing Maykel Galindo in action against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Rowdies Press Photos - 1981 Wowdies

Wowdie Pam Beckworth liked the view from the press box at Tampa Stadium, but she liked the challenge of her media related duties even more in 1981.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Frank Worthington 1977-78 FKS Publishers Card

Frank Worthington's 1977-78 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Alex Pringle

Alex Pringle keeping New York Cosmos' Pele in his sights, at Tampa Stadium in 1976. Alex kept Pele subdued during the entire game, which earned him Pele's jersey afterwards.

Rowdies vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Rowdies 1 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps 1
The goalposts were the Rowdies’ worst enemy on Thursday as they hosted the NASL Conference leading Vancouver Whitecaps at George M. Steinbrenner Field. If not for the repeated denial by the goal frame, the Rowdies (6-8-9) likely would have earned all three available points, but will instead accept a 1-1 draw.
The Rowdies dominated the shots total 17 to six and hit the goal frame four times.
“Seems like a familiar story for us this season doesn’t it? We’ve dominated teams but missed chances. We hit crossbars and goal posts. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves though. We’ve got to make sure that we stay positive because we’re playing really, really well right now,” said Head Coach Paul Dalglish. “It’s really frustrating that we don’t turn these games into wins, but we see the positives in playing so well.”
Tampa native Blake Wagner scored just seven minutes into the match to give Vancouver an early lead. Wagner’s powerful shot came from distance and beat the Rowdies’ 19 year old goalkeeper Josh Lambo. Lambo made only his third start of the season and his first at home.
“The shot from Wagner was just a scorcher. Sometimes it’s just a good shot. It was moving and I saw it late and it was just a great shot,” said Lambo.
It took less than 20 minutes for the Rowdies to fight back and find their equalizer. Aaron King continued his hot streak and cleaned up a Jonny Steele shot that had been deflected twice in the box for his ninth goal of the season in the 26th minute.
Unfortunately King tweaked his hamstring in the process of scoring and had to be substituted off immediately after his goal.
“Steele made eye contact before he served it in so I made that run to the near post. One defender tried to clear it and then it went through the legs of a second defender and it bounced right to me. It’s a forward’s gift I guess,” said King. “Even when I was on the bench after I left I could tell that we were going to have chances to win this game.”
The Rowdies dominated the rest of the game after pulling even. Steele hit the crossbar late in the first half.
The Rowdies had great scoring chances early in the second half. Pascal Millien blasted a shot off goalkeeper Jay Nolly’s crossbar in the 54th minute. The ball eventually found its way to Rob Valentino, whose header across the face of goal went wide of the post.
Just four minutes later Valentino had another chance when he got onto the end of a Ricardo Sanchez corner kick. Valentino’s header again went just wide.
In the 83rd minute Sanchez was involved in the attack again. Maykel Galindo brought the ball into the box and took a shot that was saved by Nolly. The rebound made its way to Sanchez who lifted the ball over Nolly but into the goalpost.
Vancouver nearly won the game in the 85th minute with a fast break by Takashi Hirano and Cornelius Stewart. Hirano had the ball and sent a square pass to Stewart for a one-on-one situation with Lambo. Stewart’s shot was headed for the corner of the goal but Lambo dove left in time to save the shot.
“I think when I wake up tomorrow I’ll think this was a good point that we just earned, but right now it feels like two points lost because of the way we played. We need to get on a little run of victories before the playoffs start,” said Dalglish. “I’m telling you now that anybody who watches our tapes won’t fancy seeing us in the playoffs.”

Lineups:
Rowdies Lineup: Lambo, Valentino, Tatters, Valentin, Diaz, Steele, Yamada, Sanchez, Tan (72' - Wheeler), Galindo, King (29' - Millien).
Vancouver Whitecaps Lineup: Nolly, Bellisomo, Knight, Janicki, Hirano, Wagner, Dunfield, Nash, Davies (69' - Williams), Mobulu (46' - Stewart (90'+ - Edwin-Bonsu), Arnoux (46' - McDonald).

Goalscoring Summary:
Whitecaps - Blake Wagner - 7'
Rowdies - Aaron King - 26' (Assisted by Jonny Steele)

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Signed Cards - 1975 Rowdies Arsene Auguste

The late, Arsene Auguste's signed rowdies card.