Saturday, 31 March 2012

Barry Kitchener Loses Battle With Cancer

Today, I found out (via Derek Smethurst) that 1979 Rowdie Barry Kitchener passed away on Friday evening at the age of 64, following a short battle with cancer.
Barry made 602 appearances for Millwall, across a fifteen-year spell with the club, having arrived as a 16-year-old from Newbury Park Youth Club. 
Beside a brief loan spell with the Rowdies in 1979, Barry did not play for another club. He brought down the  curtain on his Lions career in 1982, having won the player-of-the-year award three times.
The Dagenham-born centre-half went on to coach the club's youth and reserve sides, and also had a six-game spell in charge of the first-team shortly after his retirement.
'Kitch' eventually set up home in Norfolk, running souvenir shops in the seaside resort of Caistor with beloved wife Hazel.
Rest in peace to the Millwall/Rowdies legend Barry Kitchener. Thoughts and prayers go to his family.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Cosmos Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the New York Cosmos played on May 12th, 1979, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 3-2.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Graham Paddon 1973 A&BC Card

Graham Paddon's 1973 A&BC card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Glickman and Paul Roe

Trainer Steve Glickman straps up Paul Roe's ankles before a game in 1988.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Chiefs Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Atlanta Chiefs played on May 5th, 1979, at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-4.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Lenny Glover 1972 A&BC Card

Lenny Glover's 1972 A&BC card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Solomon Hilton

Solly Hilton watches Peter Roe trying to block Canton Invaders' Gerald Celestin's shot, during the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Cornelia Corbett

Rowdies owner Cornelia Corbett celebrates with her Rowdies Art Kramer, Winston DuBose, Martin Hill and Derek Sanderson, at Tampa Stadium in 1988.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Strikers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on April 28th, 1979, at Lockhart Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith 1973 A&BC Card

Tommy Smith's 1973 A&BC card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck wins a header against the Miami Sharks, in 1989.

Rowdie Press Photos - Steve Wegerle and Michael Fall

Steve Wegerle tries to get the ball off a Canton Invaders' player, during the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
With Michael Fall watching on.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Blizzard Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Toronto Blizzard played on April 25th, 1979, at Exhibition Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 1-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Michael Bates

Michael Bates shoots at goal, during the game against the Washington Stars, at Tampa Stadium in 1990. With Raymond Perlee in the background.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Bobby Moore 1972 A&BC Card

1985 guest player Bobby Moore's 1972 A&BC card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst battles with Connecticut Bicentennials' Henry McCully, at Tampa Stadium in 1977.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Fury Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Philadelphia Fury played on April 21st, 1979, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod in action at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Frank Worthington 1979 A&BC Card

Frank Worthington's 1979 A&BC card, whilst he was at Bolton Wanderers.

Rowdies Press Photos - Nathan Sacks

Nathan Sacks tangles with Canton Invaders' Art Kramer, in front of the Rowdies bench, during the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. 
The Rowdies bench: player/coach Wim Suurbier, Jay White, Tony Frankovich, David Power, Solly Hilton (partly hidden), Peter Roe, Duncan MacEwan, Arsene Auguste, David Dodge, goalkeeper Tim Borer.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Blizzard Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Toronto Blizzard, played on April 14th, 1979, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 7-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera dribbles towards the Nottingham Forest goal, during the 1980 Exhibition Game, at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Glenn Hoddle 1979 A&BC Card

1985 Guest player Glenn Hoddle's 1979 A&BC card, whilst he was at Tottenham Hotspur.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Mirandinha

A recent photo of Brazilian Mirandinha.
Many thanks to Mirandinha for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1992 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at USF Soccer Stadium, against the Miami Freedom on June 6th, 1992.
Game postponed due to rain.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the New England Tea Men, played on April 7th, 1979, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera shoots towards the Nottingham Forest goal, during the 1980 Exhibition Game, at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Clyde Best 1972 A&BC Card

Clyde Best's 1972 A&BC card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1992 Rowdies Ticket Stub

A ticket stub from the game played at USF Soccer Stadium, against the Colorado Foxes on August 14th, 1992.
The Rowdies won this game 3-1.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Rogues Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies opening game against the Memphis Rogues, played on March 31st, 1979, at the Liberty Bowl.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith 1972 A&BC Card

Tommy Smith's 1972 A&BC card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

1975 Maas Brothers Promo Cards - Malcolm Linton


This was a promo card given away by the Mass Brothers shop, about 1975 or 1976.
This one was given to me by Malcolm Linton.
Has anyone got any of the other 1975/1976 players' cards? - Please email me if you have, thanks!!

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Exhibition Game against Kalmar of Sweden, played on March 24th, 1979, at the Dunedin High School field.
The Rowdies won 2-0.

Rowdies Snap Shots - 1980 Indoor Action

Peter Anderson, Jan Van Der Veen and Arsene Auguste warm up before the Rowdies 1980 indoor game with the Detroit Express, at the Bayfront Center.
Many thanks to Dimetri Maderakis for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh 1973 A&BC Card

Rodney Marsh's 1973 A&BC card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Neill Roberts

Neill Roberts heads the ball over New York Cosmos' goalkeeper Hubert Birkenmeier to score, at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Exhibition Game against the New England Tea Men, played on March 14th, 1979, at the Tangerine Bowl, Orlando.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Don Tobin

Don Tobin whilst with the Canton Invaders during the 1986-87 AISA season.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Nathan Sacks 1985 Smokey The Bear Card

Nathan Sacks' 1985 Smokey The Bear card, whilst he was at the Los Angeles Lazers. 

Rowdies Press Photos - Neill Roberts

Neill Roberts takes on the entire Tulsa Roughnecks' defence, at Tampa Stadium in 1980. 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Fury Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Exhibition Game against the Minnesota Kicks, played on March 10th, 1979, at the Clearwater High School Field.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Art Kramer

Art Kramer whilst with the Canton Invaders during the 1986-87 AISA season.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Ricky Hill 1987 Panini Card

Ricky Hill's 1987 Panini card, whilst he was at Luton Town.
 

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod takes on California Surf and former Rowdie Mark Lindsay, at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Fury Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Exhibition Game against the Philadelphia Fury, played on March 5th, 1979, at the Sponger Stadium, in Tarpon Springs.
The Rowdies won 7-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Washington Olivera

Washington Olivera smiles for the camera in 1980.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Kevin Keelan 1974 A&BC Card

Kevin Keelan's 1974 A&BC card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen in action against the New England Tea Men, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1979 Rowdies vs. Chiefs Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Exhibition Game against the Atlanta Chiefs, played on February 24th, 1979, in Panama City, Florida.
The Rowdies lost 1-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Wes McLeod

Wes McLeod celebrates scoring past the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, at Lockhart Stadium in 1980.
With future and former Rowdies Ken Fogarty, Arnie Mausser and Arsene Auguste.