Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Linfield UK Tour Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies UK Tour Exhibition Game, against Linfield played on October 6th, 1980, at Windsor Park.
The Rowdies lost 1-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jeff Attinella

Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella makes a save against the San Antonio Scorpions, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Kinsey 1986 Panini Football 86 Card

Steve Kinsey's 1986 Panini Football 86 card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh signs autographs for the fans before the Exhibition Game against Manchester United at Tampa Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Andy Northern for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Marcelo Carrera 1991-92 MISL Trading Card

Marcelo Carrera's  1991-92 MISL card, produced by Pacific Trading Cards, whilst he was at the Dallas Sidekicks.

Rowdies Video - Canton Invaders vs. Rowdies 14th November 1986 AISA


This video is the complete AISA game of the Rowdies against the Canton Invaders, played at the Canton Memorial Civic Center on 14th November 1986.
Starting Lineup for this game: Mausser, Power, Wegerle, Astigarraga, Frankovich, Fall.
Many thanks to CantonInvaders for this video.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - Missing Newspaper Game Reports

Normally I would be posting the next Rowdies Game Report, which would have been for the Exhibition Game against Birmingham City, on the Rowdies 1980 UK Tour.
But sadly, it is one of many that I am missing from my collection.
So, this is more of a cry for help!!
Does anyone have any of the following newspaper cuttings of Game Reports:

May 19th 1975 - Rowdies vs. Hartwick All-Stars (A) (Exhibition Game)
October 1st 1980 - Rowdies vs. Birmingham City (A) (UK Tour Exhibition Game)
October 11th 1980 - Rowdies vs. Hereford United (A) (UK Tour Exhibition Game)
March 19th 1982 - Toronto Blizzard (TBO) (Exhibition Game)
March 20th 1982 - Rowdies vs. Rollins College (A) (Exhibition Game)
March 15th 1984 - Rowdies vs. KLM Royal (UT) (Exhibition Game)
March 31st 1984 - Rowdies vs. Minnesota Strikers (CHS) (Exhibition Game)
April 3rd 1984 - Rowdies vs. Minnesota Strikers (UCF) (Exhibition Game)
April 8th 1984 - Rowdies vs. Hull City (A) (UK Tour Exhibition Game)
June 7th 1986 - Rowdies vs. Glentoran (H) (Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series)
June 14th 1986 - Rowdies vs. Dundee United (H) (Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series)
June 21st 1986 - Rowdies vs. Canada (H) (Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series)
July 2nd 1986 - Rowdies vs. Orlando Lions (A) (Exhibition Game)

If anyone does have any of the above please email me at: mozzer1963@tiscali.co.uk - Thanks!!


Rowdies Press Photos - Luke Mulholland

Luke Mulholland leaps over Minnesota Stars FC's goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - David Moss 1980 Panini Football 80 Card

David Moss' 1980  Panini Football 80 card, whilst he was at Luton Town.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jonny Steele

A recent photo of former Rowdie Jonny Steele, now of MLS side Real Salt Lake, challenges LA Galaxy's David Beckham for the ball.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Soccer Bowl 78 Ticket Stub

A ticket stub, from Soccer Bowl 78 against the New York Cosmos at Giants Stadium.
Many thanks to Andy Northern for this photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Nick Mangione

Nick Mangione's 1980-81 mugshot whilst with the MISL side, the Baltimore Blast.
Many thanks to Ray Knisley for this photo.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Luton Town UK Tour Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies UK Tour Exhibition Game, against Luton Town played on September 29th, 1980, at Kenilworth Road.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Fafa Picault

Fafa Picault in action against the Minnesota Stars FC, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Nicky Johns 1987 Panini Football 87 Card

Nicky Johns' 1987  Panini Football 87 card, whilst he was at Charlton Athletic.

Rowdies Press Photos - Justin Channing

1986 Rowdie Justin Channing, leaves the field after the Bristol Rovers vs. Newport (Isle of Wight) Friendly in 1993.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rowdies 1975 NASL Champions Tee Shirt

An original Rowdies 1975 NASL Champions tee shirt.

Rowdies Press Photos - Sonny Askew

Sonny Askew's 1980-81 mugshot whilst with the MISL side, the Baltimore Blast.
Many thanks to Ray Knisley for this photo.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Sockers Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game, against the San Diego Sockers played on September 7th, 1980, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 6-0 to tie the Playoffs, but lost the deciding Mini-Game 1-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Takuya Yamada

Takuya Yamada in action against Jacksonville United, during the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Sam Allardyce 1979 Panini Football 79 Card

Sam Allardyce's 1979  Panini Football 79 card, whilst he was at Bolton Wanderers.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst in action for Millwall, during the 1971-72 season.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1990-91 Dallas Sidekicks Media Guide

Rowdies' Tatu and Wes McLeod, along with Joe Papeleo on the cover of the 1990-91 Dallas Sidekicks Media Guide.

Rowdies Press Photos - Doug Wark

Doug Wark's 1980-81 mugshot whilst with the MISL side, the Baltimore Blast.
Many thanks to Ray Knisley for this photo.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Sockers Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game, against the San Diego Sockers played on September 4th, 1980, at the San Diego Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 3-6.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the San Antonio Scorpions.
Back row (L to R): Daniel Scott, Stuart Campbell, Jeff Attinella, JP Rodrigues, Keith Savage, Takuya Yamada.
Front row (L to R): Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, Mike Ambersley, Luke Mulholland, Fafa Picault, Frankie Sanfilippo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Manny Andruszewski 1979 Panini Football 79 Card

Manny Andruszewski's 1979  Panini Football 79 card, whilst he was at Southampton.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst with the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1971, whilst with Chelsea.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith Game Worn Jersey


A Tommy Smith game worn jersey from 1976.

Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stewart Jump

Stewart Jump out jumps Philadelphia Atoms' Jim Fryatt in 1975.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game, against the New England Tea Men played on August 30th, 1980, at the Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 4-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tsuyoshi Yoshitake

Tsuyoshi Yoshitake celebrates scoring the winning goal against the San Antonio Scorpions, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Zeljko Bilecki, Wes McLeod, Arsene Auguste and Mike Connell

Zeljko Bilecki, Wes McLeod, Arsene Auguste and Mike Connell with the 1980 indoor Championship Trophy, at the Bayfront Center after beating the Memphis Rogues.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Lenny Glover 1975 Topps Card

Lenny Glover's 1975 Topps card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Gregg Thompson

This one shows Gregg Thompson coaching the kids at Camp Kickinthagrass 1984.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1976 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the July 14th, 1976, game played at the New York Cosmos' Giants Stadium. An attendance of 27,892 saw the Rowdies lose 4-5. With the goals coming from Derek Smethurst and Clyde Best (3).
The team this day was: Mausser, Pringle, Cantillo, Auguste, Quraishi, Smith, Scullion, Lindsay, Best, Marsh, Smethurst.
Substitute: Wit.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game, against the New England Tea Men played on August 27th, 1980, at the Schaefer Stadium.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley on the ball, during the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game against the Colorado Rapids, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Press Photos - Kevin Keelan

Goalkeeper Kevin Keelan prepares to save a Chicago Sting free-kick.
With Jan Van Der Veen, Wes McLeod, Keith Bailey, John Gorman, Billy Sweetzer and Steve Wegerle in the wall, at Wrigley Field in 1981.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Wim Suurbier Geo Bassett & Co World Cup 74 Card

Wim Suurbier's  Geo Bassett & Co World Cup 74 card, showing him in the Holland jersey.

Alan McDonald R.I.P.

Gavin Maguire pictured with Alan McDonald (right) recently.
Alan McDonald sadly passed away Saturday morning (23rd June), he was 48. 
Alan was part of the Queens Park Rangers squad that played under the Rowdies name in 1986, in the Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series, at Tampa Stadium.
Alan won 52 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring three goals.
Our thoughts and wishes go to Alan's family and friends.

Rowdies vs. Scorpions

Rowdies Come Back for 3-2 Victory Against San Antonio
The Rowdies scored twice in the final minutes of the match for a dramatic 3-2 victory over the first place San Antonio Scorpions Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium, snapping the Scorpions' nine-game unbeaten streak. Forward Tsuyoshi Yoshitake completed the comeback in second half injury time, scoring his second goal of the game after a pass from forward Daniel Antoniuk.
Tampa Bay also handed San Antonio its first loss on the road this season in six matches, and the Rowdies scored three times against a Scorpions squad that had posted three consecutive shutouts entering the match.
San Antonio struck first when midfielder Jonathan Greenfield found the back of the net from a tough angle inside the box in the 31st minute. It was Greenfield's second goal of the year and was assisted by forward Esteban Bayona, who tallied his team-high fourth assist of the season.
But the Rowdies did not take long to respond as forward Tsuyoshi Yoshitake connected on a beautiful header after a pass from midfielder Keith Savage in the 39th minute. It marked the second straight game with a goal for Yoshitake and Savage was credited with his team-leading third assist.
Following the halftime break, the Scorpions regained the lead less than 10 minutes into the second half. Bayona knocked home his second goal of the season in the 53rd minute after an assist from midfielder Hans Denissen.
Forward Luke Mulholland evened the match with a perfectly placed free kick in the left corner of the net in the 88th minute. Moments later, Yoshitake gave the Rowdies their second straight comeback victory after last week's win at Minnesota.

Scoring Summary
San Antonio: Jonathan Greenfield - 31st minute (assisted by Esteban Bayona)
Rowdies: Tsuyoshi Yoshitake - 39th minute (assisted by Keith Savage)
San Antonio: Esteban Bayona - 53rd minute (assisted by Hans Denissen)
Rowdies: Luke Mulholland - 88th minute
Rowdies: Tsuyoshi Yoshitake - 90+ minute (assisted by Daniel Antoniuk)

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D JP Rodrigues, D Takuya Yamada, D Daniel Scott, M Stuart Campbell (Matt Clare 82'), M Keith Savage, M Luke Mulholland, F Fafa Picault (Daniel Antoniuk 71'), F Mike Ambersley, F Tsuyoshi Yoshitake
San Antonio Scorpions: GK Daryl Sattler, D Blake Wagner, D Greg Janicki, D Ryan Cochrane (Fabian Kling 79'), D Wes Knight, M Jonathan Greenfield, M Kevin Harmse (Captain), M Aaron Pitchkolan, M Hans Denissen, F Pablo Campos, F Esteban Bayona (Josue Soto 76')

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the New England Tea Men played on August 23rd, 1980, at the Schaefer Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Luke Mulholland

Luke Mulholland contests a header with Colorado Rapids' Jaime Castrillon, during the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Adrian Alston 2007-08 A League Legends Card

Adrian Alston's  2007-08 A League Legends card, showing him in the Australian jersey.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle, Tony Crudo, Ricky Davis and Mark Lindsay

Steve Wegerle, Tony Crudo, guest player Ricky Davis and Mark Lindsay line up for the Exhibition Game against the People's Republic of China, at Tampa Stadium in 1978.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison for the photo.

Rowdies Press Photos - Adrian Alston

Adrian Alston, seen here in 1974 wearing the Safeway United Football Club jersey, in Australia.
Many thanks to David Hoebarth for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Stadium Journey Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 4

Stadium Journey Magazine focuses on international soccer, with features from across the globe about The Beautiful Game. 
Their most recent issue, published this past weekend, features a story on the Rowdies.
For more information and to buy a copy go to: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/402358 or try their website at: http://www.stadiumjourney.com/

Friday, 22 June 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1980 Rowdies vs. Blizzard Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game, against the Toronto Blizzard played on August 20th, 1980, at the Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 5-1.