Sunday, 30 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 opening game against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on April 3rd, 1982, at Tampa Stadium.
The Rowdies won 3-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jeff Attinella

Jeff Attinella makes a save, against FC Edmonton at Clarke Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Mick McGuire 1976-77 FKS Publishers Card

Mick McGuire's 1976-77 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Lenny Glover

Lenny Glover receives the "Rowdie-of-the-Week" award, from William McGuines, Chairman of Exchange Bank in 1977.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Antônio Lima dos Santos 1966 FKS Publishers World Cup 66 Card

Antônio Lima dos Santos' 1966 FKS Publishers World Cup 66 card, whilst he was with the Brazil World Cup team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Eddie Firmani

"NASL Coach of the Year 1976" Eddie Firmani advertises the ASA soccer ball.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Honduras Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Exhibition Game against Honduras played on March 28th, 1982, in New Orleans, LA.
The Rowdies tied 1-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Frankie Sanfilippo

Frankie Sanfilippo celebrates after scoring against the Puerto Rico Islanders, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Graham Paddon 1976-77 FKS Publishers Card

Graham Paddon's 1976-77 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at West Ham United.

Rowdies Press Photos - Lenny Glover

Lenny Glover takes on the Russians, during the Exhibition Game against Zenit Leningrad, at Tampa Stadium in 1977.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Roy Wegerle 1998 Panini France 98 Card

Roy Wegerle's 1998 Panini France 98 card, whilst he was with the USA World Cup team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Derek Smethurst out jumps Seattle Sounders' Dave Gillett, at Tampa Stadium in 1976. 

Friday, 28 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Tea Men Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Exhibition Game against the Jacksonville Tea Men played on March 24th, 1982, at the Tangerine Bowl.
The Rowdies won 3-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Fafa Picault

Fafa Picault, in action against the San Antonio Scorpions at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Barnes 1976-77 FKS Publishers Card

Peter Barnes' 1976-77 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Farrukh Quraishi

Farrukh Quraishi, at Tampa Stadium in 1979.
Many thanks to Farrukh for this photo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Hugo Perez 1990 Panini Italia '90 Card

Hugo Perez's 1990 Panini Italia '90 card, whilst he was with the USA World Cup team.

Rowdies Press Photos - David Byrne

David Byrne gets some heading practice, during a Rowdies training session in 1990.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1982 Rowdies vs. Manic Exhibition Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1982 Exhibition Game against the Montreal Manic played on March 21st, 1982, at the Tangerine Bowl.
The Rowdies won 3-2.

Rowdies Press Photos - Evans Frimpong

Evans Frimpong keeps his eye on the ball, during the game against the Carolina Railhawks at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Kevin Keelan 1976-77 FKS Publishers Card

Kevin Keelan's 1976-77 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Norwich City.

Rowdies Press Photos - 1984 Wowdies

The Wowdies go through their half-time routine in 1984.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Steve Trittschuh 1990 Panini Italia '90 Card

Steve Trittschuh's 1990 Panini Italia '90 card, whilst he was with the USA World Cup team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Mike Connell and Refik Kozic

Mike Connell and Refik Kozic combine to stop New York Cosmos' Georgio Chinaglia, at Tampa Stadium in 1980.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981-82 Rowdies vs. Sockers Indoor Championship Game 2 Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1981-82 indoor Championship Game 2, against the San Diego Sockers played on March 8th, 1982, at the Bayfront Center.
The Rowdies lost 5-10.

Rowdies Press Photos - Draymond washington

Draymond Washington takes on  Ft. Lauderdale Strikers' Walter Restrepo, at Lockhart Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith 1976 Panini Top Sellers Card

Tommy Smith's 1976 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

Rowdies Press Photos - Jan Van Der Veen

Jan Van Der Veen in action against Dynamo Moscow, Februray 17th, 1979 at Tampa Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Peter Vermes 1990 Panini Italia '90 Card

Peter Vermes' 1990 Panini Italia '90 card, whilst he was with the USA World Cup team.

Rowdies Press Photos - Hugo Perez

Hugo Perez attempting a overhead bicycle kick against the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in 1983, at Tampa Stadium.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981-82 Rowdies vs. Sockers Indoor Championship Game 1 Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1981-82 indoor Championship Game 1, against the San Diego Sockers played on March 3rd, 1982, at the San Diego Sports Arena.
The Rowdies lost 7-9.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daniel Scott

Daniel Scott is helf off by Atlanta Silverbacks' Reinaldo Navia, at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Frank Worthington 1976 Panini Top Sellers Card

Frank Worthington's 1976 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Eddie Firmani

Coach Eddie Firmani watches his troops from the bench at Tampa Stadium in 1976, with Farrukh Quraishi also giving his support.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tommy Smith 1973-74 FKS Publishers Card

Tommy Smith's 1973-74 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Liverpool.

Rowdies Press Photos - Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson is marked by Washington Diplomats' Guus Hiddink, at Tampa Stadium in 1978.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981-82 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Indoor Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1981-82 indoor Playoff Game against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on March 1st, 1982, at the Bayfront Center.
The Rowdies lost 3-4, to tie the Playoffs, so a "mini-game" was played and the Rowdies won 1-0, to progress to the NASL Indoor Championships.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daniel Antoniuk

Daniel Antoniuk, during the game against FC Edmonton at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1977 Rowdies KICK Magazine

Volume 3 Number 2: April 30th, 1977, today's opponents were the Rochester Lancers, an attendance of 21,426 saw the Rowdies win 3-1, with Steve Wegerle and Derek Smethurst (2) scoring the goals.
The team this day was: Hammond, Quarishi, Connell, Jump, Eagan, Lindsay, Wegerle, Glover, Alston, Marsh, Smethurst.
Substitutes: Fink, McLeod.

Rowdies Snap Shots - Tatu

A recent photo of Tatu.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Mick McGuire 1973-74 FKS Publishers Card

Mick McGuire's 1973-74 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Coventry City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Oscar Fabbiani

Oscar Fabbiani challenges for the ball against the Chicago Sting's Tom Alioto, during the 1980-81 indoor season.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981-82 Rowdies vs. Roughnecks Indoor Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1981-82 indoor Playoff Game against the Tulsa Roughnecks played on February 25th, 1982, at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.
The Rowdies won 5-4.

2012 Rowdies Team Group

The Rowdies lineup for the game against the Carolina Railhawks at Al Lang Stadium.
Back row (L to R): Luke Mulholland, Carl Cort, JP Rodrigues, Andres Arango, Jeff Attinella, Keith Savage.
Front row (L to R): Evans Frimpong, Mike Ambersley, Shane Hill, Takuya Yamada, Frankie Sanfilippo.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Lenny Glover 1976 Panini Top Sellers Card

Lenny Glover's 1976 Panini Top Sellers card, whilst he was at Leicester City.

Rowdies Press Photos - Derek Smethurst

Chelsea's Derek Smethurst in an aerial duel with Manchester United's John Fitzpatrick, in front of a crowd of 53,482 at Stamford Bridge in 1971.

Rowdies Memorabilia - Tony Towers 1973-74 FKS Publishers Card

Tony Towers' 1973-74 FKS Publishers card, whilst he was at Manchester City.

Rowdies vs. Railhawks

Rowdies and Carolina Play to a Scoreless Draw
The Rowdies and Carolina RailHawks played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night in the second game of this home-and-home series between both teams. The game at WakeMed Soccer Park was Tampa Bay's last game of the 2012 Regular Season. With the draw, the Rowdies finished the regular season in second place with 45 points, securing the First-Round bye into the NASL Semifinals.
Tampa Bay played without defender Andres Arango, who was suspended for tonight's match due to yellow card accumulation (received 5th yellow this past Wednesday night vs. Carolina). Both midfielder Luke Mulholland and forward Mike Ambersley did not travel for the game as they are each one yellow card away from suspension.  With the end of the regular season, all card accumulation totals are reset to zero for the playoffs.
The Rowdies searched for the first goal early on, as forward Carl Cort had the first chance of the game in the fourth minute. Cort pressured the RailHawks defense and was able to come up with a steal, but on the breakaway he was unable to get the ball past Carolina’s goalkeeper Ray Burse.
In the eighth minute, Carolina midfielder Luke Sassano had a shot from just outside the box after a fast counterattack, but Rowdies goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was well positioned to come up with the save.
Defender Takuya Yamada was able to stretch out and volley a shot on goal in the 24th minute, but Burse dove to his right and came up with the save.
As the half ended, Attinella was called to action as he made a diving save on Carolina’s forward Matt Luzunaris. Attinella dove to his right and was able to get a hand on the ball, sending it out for a corner kick.
In the second half, the Rowdies started to implement their style of play. The clearest chance of the match came in the 66th minute, when midfielder Shane Hill beat his man on the edge of the box and took a shot but it went just over the bar.
Tampa Bay had back-to-back chances in the 79th minute, when midfielder Evans Frimpong powered a shot on goal but Burse made a great save sending the ball out for a corner kick. On the ensuing play, midfielder Raphael Cox fired a shot that was heading in, but Burse denied the Rowdies once again.
Carolina had the last chances of the match, with Rowdies defender Daniel Scott heading the ball out off the line in the 90th minute. On the next play, Carolina’s defender Justin Willis’ shot was saved by Attinella, who dove to his right to keep the score 0-0.

Lineups
Carolina: GK Ray Burse, D Cory Elenio, D John Krause, D Austen King, D Jamie Finch, M Luke Sassano (Justin Willis 86'), M Nick Millington, M Breiner Ortiz (Ty Shipalane 73'), M Austin Da Luz, F Brian Ackley (Amir Lowery 19'), F Matt Luzunaris
Rowdies: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo, D Daniel Scott, D Takuya Yamada, D JP Rodrigues, M Shane Hill, M Keith Savage, M Evans Frimpong, M Raphael Cox, F Carl Cort (Fafa Picault 45'), F Daniel Antoniuk

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Rowdies Memorabilia - 1981-82 Rowdies vs. Manic Indoor Playoff Game Report

A newspaper clipping from the Rowdies 1981-82 indoor Playoff Game against the Montreal Manic played on February 21st, 1982, at the Montreal Forum.
The Rowdies lost 2-3, to tie the Playoffs, so a "mini-game" was played and the Rowdies won 2-1.

Rowdies Press Photos - Daniel Antoniuk

Daniel Antoniuk on the ball, against FC Edmonton, at Clarke Stadium.