Saturday, 30 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies Badge

A badge from the Rowdies' NASL years.

Rowdies Press Photos - Graham Paddon

A pre-Rowdies photo of the late Graham Paddon, during his West Ham Utd days, circa 1975.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Rowdies Snap Shots - Dave Power, Steve Horne and Don Tobin

Dave Power, 1984 trainer Steve Horne and Don Tobin meet up at the 2011 Rowdies opening game.
Many thanks to Steve for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luis Fernando

Luis Fernando heads the ball forward as he breaks away from Vancouver Whitecaps' Paul Nelson, during the 1981 Play Off game, which the Rowdies won 4-1, at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the New England Tea Men on April 7th, 1979. The Rowdies won this game 2-0.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani, Petar Baralic and Jan Van Der Veen

Oscar Fabbiani and Petar Baralic celebrate after a goal against the New York Cosmos, in 1979. With Jan Van Der Veen, coming to join in.

Rowdies Press Photos - Terry Moore

Terry Moore tackles San Jose Earthquakes' George Best, at Tampa Stadium in 1981.

Rowdies Press Photos - Neill Roberts

Neill Roberts watches as Montreal Manic's Radi Martinovic attempts a scissors Kick, in 1981. With Dave Mehmet, in the background.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tatu and Peter Roe

Tatu and Peter Roe watch dejectedly during the award presentation to the San Diego Sockers' players, after the 1981-82 NASL indoor Championship Game at the Bayfront Center, March 8th, 1982.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tampa Stadium Bleacher Folding Seat

This is a padded, folding bleacher seat from Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luis Fernando

Luis Fernando fires a shot goal bound, as New York Cosmos' Eskandarian tries to stop him, from the 1981 playoff game at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Frank Worthington

Frank Worthington wins the header over Vancouver Whitecap's defender Roger Kenyon, during the 1981 playoffs, at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1978 Rowdies vs Strikers Exhibition Game Report

On March 4th, 1978, the Rowdies played a pre-season Exhibition Game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, which the Rowdies lost 0-2. If you read the article, it wasn't a great road trip for the Rowdies.
Also, due to injuries to several key players, the Rowdies travelled with a depleted squad, and had to have two players loaned to them by the Strikers.
Can anyone remember who the two Strikers' players were? - If anyone can help me, please leave a message, Thanks.

Rowdies Snap Shots - 1978 Strikers vs. Rowdies Lineups

The Rowdies and the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers lineup for the National Anthem, before their game in 1978 at Lockhart Stadium.
Does anyone know if this was from the pre-season Exhibition Game or from the regular season game or from the Playoffs? - I have had email from JFW, saying it was from the August 20th Playoff game.
Many thanks to Dave Moore for this photo, and thanks to JFW for the info.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jasper Carrott and The 1979 Wowdies

A photo of The Wowdies' Elly Heit and Pam Seals with Jasper Carrott, whilst he was making his documentary "Carrott Gets Rowdy" in 1979.
Many thanks to former Wowdie Elly Heit Reid for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - John Gorman, Peter Roe and Ian Anderson

John Gorman (top), Peter Roe (center) and Ian Anderson celebrate the Rowdies' playoff win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1981.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Minutemen Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Boston Minutemen, played on May 14th, 1975, at Tampa Stadium. The Rowdies won 3-1.

Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact 0 vs. Rowdies 0
The Rowdies earned a well-deserved point Saturday afternoon as it played to a 0-0 draw against Montreal at Saputo Stadium.
"Hopefully the players will take some real confidence from this," said head coach Ricky Hill. "As far as momentum and belief for our team, for us to come here and really keep possession well and give them very few opportunities, was very heartening."
"I think because of the conditions and the wind, I implored the guys to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible," said Hill. "I am very pleased that the guys trusted each other and did an excellent job sharing the ball, but I was disappointed that we didn't create more cleaner opportunities up top."
 The Rowdies had a strong first half, controlling possession and creating numerous opportunities. M Tsuyoshi Yoshitake had an early chance for the Rowdies, hitting the left post in the fifth minute.
JP Rodrigues kept the game scoreless in the 12th minute as he cleared the ball from in front of the net from the ground.
Daryl Sattler made several key saves throughout the game, including a stop on Montreal F Idriss Ech Chergui in the 37th minute on a shot from outside the area. Sattler and the Rowdies' defense posted its second shutout in three games thus far in 2011.
"The foundation of any good side is to have a solid defense," said Hill. "Defending is a team game and the entire team played a large part in keeping a clean sheet today. And offensively, we are still working to convert our opportunites more often and frequently."
Forwards Mike Ambersley and Warren Ukah both made their first starts of the 2011 season and created chances, including an opportunity by Ambersley in the 67th minute.

Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Arango, Jarun, Rodrigues, Sanfilippo, McManus, Millien (Gyorio 90'), Yamada, Yoshitake, Ambersley, Ukah (King 78')
Montreal Lineup: Gaudette, Billy, Hatchi, Pizzolitto, Tsiskaridze, Di Lorenzo (LeGall 65'), Kreamalmeyer, Lowery (Ribeiro 75'), Testo, Ech Chergui (Mayard 75'), Gerba.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera and Dave Taber

Washington Olivera and Dave Taber celebrate the Rowdies' first goal against the Atlanta Chiefs, during a 1980-81 indoor game. With Oscar Fabbiani joining in.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Rowdies Video - Rowdies vs. Puerto Rico Islanders April 17th, 2011

Match highlights from the Rowdies vs. Puerto Rico Islanders, played on Sunday, April 17th, 2011.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Stanley Nyazamba

A photo of former Rowdie Stanley Nyazamba in action for his new team the Richmond Kickers. A player that I was shocked to see released from the 2011 Rowdies. All the best to to Stanley with his career with the Kickers.

Rowdies vs. Puerto Rico Islanders

Rowdies 0 vs. Puerto Rico Islanders 2
The Rowdies dropped a 0-2 decision to the Puerto Rico Islanders in its second match of the season Sunday night at Al Lang Stadium.
Islanders midfielder Jonathan Fana scored both goals for Puerto Rico, finding the back of the net in the 35th and 79th minutes.
“It is still a work in progress,” said Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill. “We were a little impatient; I felt like we tried to force too much. Goals change games; they scored two and we did not manage to get any goals out of the opportunites we created.”
The Rowdies put pressure on Puerto Rico goalkeeper Ray Burse throughout the match with a season-high 23 shots, led by five each from F Aaron King and F Pascal Millien.
The match remained scoreless until the 35th minute when Fana scored on an assist from midfielder David Foley, giving the Islanders a 1-0 lead.
The Rowdies outshot Puerto Rico, 12-6, in the first 45 minutes and had several chances. Midfielder Takuya Yamada sent a header over the crossbar in the opening 10 minutes and defender Omar Jarun just missed on a header in the 27th minute.
“We had good opportunities that we didn’t finish,” said Rowdies' defender and captain Frankie Sanfilippo. “We are never going to give up. Every game we give 110 percent.”
The two teams battled it out in the second half and picked up the pace of the match. Fana gave Puerto Rico another goal in the 79th minute, with the assist going to Gregory Richardson.
Despite the deficit, the Rowdies continued to put pressure on Puerto Rico in the second half. King hit a low strike in the 64th minute, but Burse made an excellent save. Forward Warren Ukah fired a shot high in the 66th minute and Millien attempted a shot off a bicycle kick inside the box.
Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Rodrigues, Jarun, Hayes, Sanfilippo (Captain), Yamada, Yoshitake, McManus (Gyorio 78’), Savage (Ukah 61’), Millien, King (Ambersley 71’)
  Puerto Rico Lineup: Burse, Martinez, Needham, Emory, Jones, Telesford, Pitchkolan, Foley (Richardson 75’), Fana (Villaroel 81’), Addlery (Captain), Bouraee (Salem 68’)

Scoring Summary:
PR: Jonathan Fana (assist by David Foley) – 35th minute
PR: Jonathan Fana (assist by Gregory Richardson) – 79th minute

Friday, 15 April 2011

Rowdies Snap Shots - Peter Ward and Craig Fossett

Peter Ward and Craig Fossett meet up at the 2011 Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact game.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

A pre-Rowdies photo of Derek Smethurst, taken at a photo- call before Chelsea's 1970-71 season.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Signed Cards - 1983-84 Rowdies Peter Johansson

Today, I received a signed Rowdies card from Peter Johansson, who was on the Rowdies' roster for the 1983-84 indoor season.
Many thanks to Annica Johansson for her help with this.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at Tampa Stadium, against the Dallas Tornado on August 3rd, 1979. The Rowdies lost this game 1-2.
Many thanks to George Rocheleau.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle starts to make a move towards goal on an unidentified Seattle Sounders' player in 1979.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod charges down the field, as Toronto Blizzard's George Gibbs gives chase, in 1980 at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Snap Shots - 1978 Strikers vs. Rowdies Action

A snap shot showing a Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' shot being tipped over the bar by Winston DuBose, at Lockhart Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Dave Moore for this photo.

Rowdies Video - Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact April 9th, 2011

Match highlights from the Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact, played on Saturday, April 9th, 2011.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Diplomats Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Washington Diplomats, played on May 9th, 1975, at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. The Rowdies lost 0-3.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Derek Smethurst and Eddie Austin

Derek Smethurst and Ed Austin enjoy a funny moment, during the Rowdies 1976 Tour of Haiti.
Many thanks to Derek for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - John Sissons

A photo of a young John Sissons, after he had helped West Ham United win the FA Cup in 1965. John was an original 1975 Rowdie.

Rowdies Press Photos - Frankie Sanfilippo

Frankie Sanfilippo in action against Montreal Impact, during the 2011 season opener.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact

Rowdies 1 vs. Montreal Impact 0
In front of an electric crowd, the Rowdies defeated the Montreal Impact 1-0 in its 2011 season opener on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg.
  Midfielder Tayuka Yamada gave the Rowdies the win with a late goal in the 85th minute of the match, marking the club’s first victory against its NASL Canadian rival. Goalkeeper Daryl Sattler made eight saves for the shutout.
"I am very pleased for our fans, the players and our entire organization," said head coach Ricky Hill. "It is always nice to start out with a win."
The Rowdies started out strong with forward Aaron King getting a shot off in the third minute of the match. The Rowdies kept the Impact on their toes with short, controlled passes leading to several good opportunities on the net.
  In the seventh minute midfielder Tsuyoshi Yoshitake took an indirect free kick outside of the 18-yard box but was unable to put a point on the board for The Rowdies.
  Forward Pascal Millien followed with a few more shots in the 24th and 32nd minutes. And Tony McManus took another shot in the 36th minute.
  Both teams came out of the locker room with the same intent: to score quickly in the second half. The Rowdies’ opportunity came first with midfielder Keith Savage’s shot, sent high just 30 seconds after kickoff. And then Montreal answered right back with a shot saved by Sattler.
  In the 50th minute Rowdies' captain Frankie Sanfilippo created a great run starting with a long clear from defense which ended in a shot that flew high of the net.
  Montreal took a shot from a free kick near midfield in the 53rd minute. Three minutes later Millien was fouled inside of Montreal’s defensive half and awarded a free kick. Neither team managed a goal.
  Sattler made six saves in the second half of the match as Montreal began applying more pressure, outshooting the Rowdies 8-5 in the final 45 minutes.
A golden opportunity presented itself in the 84th minute of the match when Montreal goalkeeper Bill Gaudette fouled forward Warren Ukah inside of the penalty box. Yoshitake’s penalty kick curved just left of the net and the match remained scoreless.
  Yamada’s game-winning goal came seconds later in the 85th minute when he took a shot off outside of the 18-yard-box off a rebound.
"I think it shows the mentality of our team that they didn't get deflated after the penalty kick and still get going by keeping the pressure on them," said Hill. "It was a fantasic shot by Yama that won the game."

Rowdies Lineup: Sattler, Rodrigues, Jarun, Hayes, Sanfilippo (Captain), Yamada, Yoshitake (Gyorio 90+), McManus, Savage (Ukah 69’), Millien, King (Ambersley 69’)

Montreal Impact Lineup:
Gaudette, Pizzolitto (Captain), Camara, Tsiskaridze, Billy, Kreamalmeyer, Lowery (Ilcu 90’), Ribeiro (Le Gall 70’), Gatti, RMayard, Gerba

Scoring Summary:
Rowdies: Yamada - 85th minute

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Cosmos Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the New York Cosmos, played on May 3rd, 1975, at Tampa Stadium. Showing John Boyle and John Sissons. The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani dribbles up field, against San Jose Earthquakes' Nick Nickolic and Vasa Rutonjski, in 1980.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Wicks 1979 Panini Card

Steve Wicks' 1979 Panini card, whilst he was at Chelsea.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Arsene Auguste and John Boyle

Arsene Auguste and John Boyle, at Tampa International Airport on the evening of 26th August, 1975, when the Rowdies arrived back in town after winning Soccer Bowl '75.

Many thanks to Dan Perez.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen skips past Bob Corish, of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in 1979.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Joey Fink

A recent photo of Joey Fink, pictured with Fred Grgurev, the former New York Cosmos and Rochester Lancers player.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 2011 Schedule Magnet

Free Schedule Magnets to the first 2,500 fans courtesy of G&A at tonight's opener.
Gallagher & Associates is proud to again partner with FC Tampa Bay as an Official Sponsor.

Rowdies Video - 2011 Rowdies Season Opener

Are you ready for the 2011 season opener tonight? - Check out this video and be there when the Rowdies face the Montreal Impact at 7 p.m. at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Rowdies Press Photos - Manny Andruszewski

Manny Andruszewski charges towards the Edmonton Drillers' goal, leaving Lorenz Hilkes in his tracks, in 1979.

Rowdies Snap Shots - 1978 Strikers vs. Rowdies Action

A snap shot showing Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' George Best in action against the Rowdies, at Lockhart Stadium in 1978. The Rowdies on show are Mick McGuire, Graham Paddon and Mike Connell in the background.
Many thanks to Dave Moore for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Billy Ronson Game Worn Jersey

Billy Ronson's game worn jersey from 1992.

As far I as know Billy didn't appear in a full first team game in the APSL in 1992. But may have appeared in some of the Rowdies' Exhibition Games.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1975 Rowdies vs Lancers Game Report

Another newspaper clipping from the Rowdies opening game, against the Rochester Lancers played on April 26th, 1975.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mark Karpun

Mark Karpun loses out to New York Cosmos' goalkeeper Hubert Birkenmeier, during the 1983 season.

Rowdies Press Photos - Roy Wegerle

Roy Wegerle gets between VfB Stuttgart's Kurt Niedermayer and Rainer Zietsch, during the Exhibition Game at Tampa Stadium in 1984.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Chicago Sting's Clive Griffiths races downfield with the ball, as Oscar Fabbiani tries to stop him, in 1979.