A newspaper photo of Rowdies II player - Tom Fitzgerald, in 1982. Tom went onto be Head Coach of the MLS side the Columbus Crew (1996 to 2001). Sadly, Tom lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 2004.
A signed Rowdies card, of Malcolm Allison, who was 'Technical Director' to Coach Rodney Marsh in 1984.
Malcolm was sacked after a few games for his disruption in the locker room, and for his off the field antics.
Malcolm, was reported that he was suffering from dementia in 2009. He sadly passed away in a nursing home on the 14th October, 2010, at the age of 83.
A signed Rowdies card, of Frank Sibley.
He was the QPR Coach in 1986, when they took part in the 'Coca-Cola Classic International Soccer Series' playing under the Rowdies name. Frank took the role of Assistant-Coach under Rodney Marsh, during the Series.
Sadly, Frank who is now 71, has been battling with Parkinson's Disease since 2004.
I know I don't own the rights to these photographs on this Rowdies Blog, but it has taken a lot of time and a lot money to put these photographs on here. I have payed over the odds for items, taken time to scan and clean up the photos.
So "1970s Soccer USA" or other people that pass these photos off as their own finds, at least give this Blog some credit.
It really isn't too hard to do, I - myself have given credit to people who have helped me in the past with certain photos. So it can be done.