Friday, 31 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Cosmos Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game against the New York Cosmos played on September 3rd, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 3-6.

Rowdies Press Photos - Andres Arango

Andres Arango signs a fans ball, after the game against the Puerto Rico Islanders at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Kevin Keelan 1975 Panini Top Sellers Card

Kevin Keelan's 1975 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Clyde Best, Mike Connell, Mike Hewitt and John Boyle

Action from the 1975 Rowdies vs Miami Toros game, at Tampa Stadium, showing Clyde Best, Mike Connell, Mike Hewitt and John Boyle.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Warren Neill 1987 Panini Card

Warren Neill's 1987 Panini card, whilst he was at QPR.

Rowdies Press Photos - Alex Pringle and Derek Smethurst

Alex Pringle and Derek Smethurst receive an award, during the 1977 indoor season, at the Bayfront Center.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Whitecaps Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game against the Vancouver Whitecaps played on August 26th, 1981, at the Empire Stadium.
The Rowdies won 1-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Takuya Yamada

Takuya Yamada on the ball, during the game against the Minnesota Stars FC, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Lenny Glover 1975 Panini Top Sellers Card

Lenny Glover's 1975 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Doug Wark

Doug Wark in action against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers during the 1980 indoor season.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Roy Wegerle 1989 Panini Card

Roy Wegerle's 1989 Panini card, whilst he was at Luton Town.

Rowdies Press Photos - Perry Van Der Beck

Perry Van Der Beck tussels with Tulsa Roughnecks' Billy Caskey at Tampa Stadium in 1980.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Whitecaps Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies Playoff Game against the Vancouver Whitecaps played on August 23rd, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 4-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Shane Hill

Shane Hill shoots at goal, watched be Keith Savage and Stuart Campbell, during the game against the San Antonio Scorpions at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Rodney Marsh 1975 Panini Top Sellers Card

Rodney Marsh's 1975 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

A young Derek Smethurst, whilst with the South African side - Durban City in 1966.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Osvaldo Ardiles Argentina 78 FKS Publishers Card

Ossie Ardiles' Argentina 78 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was with the Argentina international team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Canton Invaders vs. Rowdies

Peter Roe and David Dodge try to block Canton Invaders' Art Kramer's shot, with Arnie Mausser and Tim Walters standing by.
During the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Strikers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on August 16th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 3-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Eddie Ababio

Rowdies new signing Eddie Ababio's 2012 mugshot.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Anderson 1975 Panini Top Sellers Card

Peter Anderson's 1975 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Luton Town.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Puerto Rico Islanders.
Back row (L to R): Luke Mulholland, JP Rodrigues, Jeff Attinella, Andres Arango, Raphael Cox.
Front row (L to R): Fafa Picault, Takuya Yamada, Stuart Campbell, Frankie Sanfilippo, Mike Ambersley, Evans Frimpong.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Flemming Lund Argentina 78 FKS Publishers Card

Flemming Lund's misspelt Argentina 78 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was with the Denmark international team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Tony Crudo

Tony Crudo prepares to take a free-kick, during the game against the Toronto Blizzard at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Chiefs Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Atlanta Chiefs played on August 12th, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 6-0.

Rowdies Press Photos - Stuart Campbell

Stuart Campbell takes a corner against the San Antonio Scorpions, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - John Sissons 1975 Panini Top Sellers Card

John Sissons' 1975 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Canton Invaders vs. Rowdies

David Power tries to stop Canton Invaders' Don Tobin from shooting, watched by Michael Fall.
During the 1986-87 AISA season, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
Many thanks to Rod Walent for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 KICK Magazine

This edition of the KICK magazine is from the July 15th, 1981, game played at the California Surf's Anaheim Stadium. 
An attendance of 5,574 saw the Rowdies win 5-1. With the goals coming from Mike Connell, Ian Anderson, Frank Worthington, Terry Moore and David Moss.
The team this day was: DuBose, Gorman, Connell, Kozic, Anderson, Moore, Roe, Mehmet, Roberts,  Worthington, Moss.
Substitutes: Bailey, Olivera.

Rowdies Press Photos - Steve Wegerle

Steve Wegerle takes on a San Jose Earthquakes' defender, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Strikers Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers played on August 9th, 1981, at Lockhart Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 0-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Raphael Cox

Rowdies new signing Raphael Cox's 2012 mugshot.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Jack Brand Trading Card

Jack Brand's 1980 team issued card, whilst he was at the Seattle Sounders.

Rowdies Press Photos - Rodney Marsh

Rodney Marsh in action against the San Jose Earthquakes, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Mike Connell for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Roy Wegerle 1990 Panini Card

Roy Wegerle's 1990 Panini card, whilst he was at Luton Town.

Rowdies vs. Islanders

Rowdies and Puerto Rico Play to a Scoreless Draw
The Rowdies and Puerto Rico played to a scoreless draw at Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday night. Goalkeeper Jeff Attinella picked up his eight shutout of the season and his thirteenth career clean sheet. Tampa Bay is now undefeated in six of its last seven league matches, including three wins. The Rowdies are unbeaten in their last eight at home, including five wins.
The Rowdies pushed to get on the scoreboard early on in the fourth minute, as forward Fafa Picault headed the ball towards the goal but it was cleared off the line by Puerto Rico’s defense.
Tampa Bay continued to pressure the Islanders goal, and in the 11th minute midfielder Luke Mulholland picked up a rebound from 12 yards out, but his shot hit the crossbar and went out of play.
The Islanders got their first chance in the 19th minute. Puerto Rico forward Hector Ramos was closing in on goal when Rowdies defender JP Rodrigues made an impressive diving challenge sending the ball out for a corner kick.
In the 27th minute, Rowdies midfielder Evans Frimpong was taken down in the penalty box by defender Christian Ibeagha. The penalty kick was taken by forward Mike Ambersley but the shot was saved by goalkeeper Richard Martin with a diving save to his right.
Attinella came up big in the 35th minute, when midfielder Gregory Richardson took a shot from 18 yards out. Attinella made a great save, sending the ball out for a corner kick.
Tampa Bay had the last chance of the half in the 44th minute, as Picault powered a header wide left from six yards out. Minutes into the second half, Picault delivered a great cross, but it was inches away from a diving Frimpong at the far post.
The Rowdies came close to scoring after Mulholland was brought down at the edge of the box in the 78th minute. His free kick went off the wall, and Martin came up with a save. The ensuing rebound was cleared out for a corner kick by the Puerto Rico defense.

Lineups
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D JP Rodrigues, D Takuya Yamada, D Andres Arango, M Evans Frimpong (Carl Cort 78'), M Stuart Campbell, M Luke Mulholland, M Raphael Cox (Draymond Washington 65'), F Fafa Picault, F Mike Ambersley
 Puerto Rico Islanders:  GK Richard Martin, D Edson Edward, D Christian Ibeagha, D Jay Needham (Captain), D Richard Martinez, M Gregory Richardson (Nicholas Addlery 67'), M Chris Nurse, M Justin Fojo, M Jarad Van Schaik (Alexis Rivera 71'), F Tyler Wilson (Yaw Danso 59'), F Hector Ramos

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Aztecs Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the LA Aztecs played on August 1st, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Carl Cort

Rowdies new signing Carl Cort's 2012 mugshot.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Justin Channing 1991-92 Shooting Stars Trading Card

Justin Channing's 1991-92 card, produced by Shooting Stars, whilst he was at the QPR.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Joey Fink

A recent photo of Joey Fink in New York.
Many thanks to Joey for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Jimmy Carter 1990 Panini Card

Jimmy Carter's 1990 Panini card, whilst he was at Millwall.

Rowdies Press Photos - Antônio Lima dos Santos

Antônio Lima dos Santos, during his time with Santos of Brazil.
Many thanks to Dave Morrison for this photo.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Manic Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Montreal Manic played on July 28th, 1981, at Olympic Stadium.
The Rowdies lost 2-3.

Rowdies Press Photos - Ricky Hill

Coach Ricky Hill signs for the fans after the Puerto Rico Islanders game at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Flemming Lund 1983 7-Eleven Trading Card

Flemming Lund's 1983 team issued card, sponsored by 7-Eleven, whilst he was at the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rowdies Video - Antônio Lima dos Santos

A recent video showing 1975 indoor player Lima, as he tells of a game he played in for Santos in 1962, during the Libertadores da América.
This video is in Portuguese. 

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Wicks 1988 Panini Card

Steve Wicks' 1988 Panini card, whilst he was at Chelsea.

Rowdies Press Photos - John Gorman

Chicago Sting's Pato Margetic has a hold on John Gorman, then of the Phoenix Inferno, as they battle for the ball, during a 1982 MISL game.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies game against the Jacksonville Tea Men played on July 22nd, 1981, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Ambersley

Mike Ambersley celebrates after scoring against the San Antonio Scorpions, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Ricky Hill Signed Photo

A signed Ricky Hill photo, whilst he was at Luton Town.