Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

ROGUES GALLERY, 1978

From the top, Henry "Mad Dog" McCully, Paul D'Agostino, and Alan Birchenall.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

DANNY VAUGHN, 1980


I received this photo from Danny yesterday, along with a couple of other surprises.  I first met him when he coached me at the Rogues Soccer Camp in 1980.  I was in the group of older kids.  He was a great coach and a very nice guy. Tons of good stories and just alot of fun.  He and his family live in his home state of Washington and are all doing well.  Thanks Danny!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

THE PEPPERTREE APARTMENTS, 1978


Hugh O'Neill, John Houska, Fran Lemons

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

MALCOLM ALLISON, "BIG MAL"

This swarthy fellow is Malcom Allison, "Big Mal" to the English football crowd.  He was hired to be the first coach of the Rogues.  There was some sort of falling out between Allison and the Rogues' owners so he was fired before he started the job.  Things didn't turn out too bad though.  The Rogues hired Eddie McCreadie and Malcolm Allison is known as one of the biggest characters and best managers in English football.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

FRANZ St. LOT, 1979


Rogues vs. Roughnecks during the 1979-'80 indoor season.
Thanks to Dave Morrison

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

1979 MEDIA GUIDE


Featuring Tony Field and Bobby Thomson on the cover.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

ROGUES vs. EARTHQUAKES, 1980


Dave Huson, Bobby Thomson (2), and Paul D'Agostino (on ground) take on George Best.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

EARLY ROGUES LOGO, 1978


This early Rogues logo appeared on a brochure that was mailed out in 1978 to introduce the team and drum up season ticket sales.  It was replaced with the "elephant" logo. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

ROGUES vs. ROWDIES, INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, 1980


Jimmy Husband (7) challenges Perry Van Der Beck in the deciding game of the NASL indoor championship in 1980.  The Rogues won the first game in Memphis but lost game 2 and the mini-game in Tampa, giving the Rowdies the title.

Monday, December 7, 2009

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES

Paul Cannell
Many thanks to Ian!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

ROGUES PRESS PASS, 1980


This pass is from the very last Memphis Rogues game.  Memphis won 5-1.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

JADO HASANBEGOVIC, 1979


Jado came to the Rogues from Chicago Sting.  This guy had legs like tree trunks!  He was a tough player and had a cannon shot.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MEMPHIS ROGUES PENNANT, 1978


This is the first Rogues souvenir I ever bought.  I got it at the first home game in 1978.  It is in pretty good shape for it's age. 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

MIKE STANKOVIC vs. ROWDIES, 1980


Stankovic came to the Rogues from the Chicago amateur leagues.  He became an instant star in the 1980 indoor season where he won the MVP award.  His great play continued outdoors that same year.  After the Rogues he went to Dallas Tornado and then to MISL.

Friday, November 27, 2009

ROGUES vs. TULSA, 1980


I took this picture with my brother's totally manual 35mm camera.  I had no idea what I was doing. I am pretty sure the Rogues' player is Paul Cannell.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

FIRST HOME GAME AD, 1978


I just found this last night.  It was in an old scrapbook I had from high school.  It ran in the newspaper the day of the Rogues very first homegame, April 8, 1978.  I can remember people complaining that the ticket prices were too high!  Hey, they offered free parking!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

ROGUES vs. SURF INDOOR, 1980


David Stride (11) scores against California Surf at the Mid-South Coliseum during the 1980 NASL indoor season.  Charlie Cooke gets the assist.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ROGUES' PEP RALLY, 1978


L to R: Roman Rosul, John Houska, Hugh O' Neill. I was there too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES

TRAVEL WITH THE ROGUES, 1980


Front row (l to r): David Stride, John Houska, Ossie Vasquez, Bobby Thomson.
Back row: Tom Nevers, Paul Cannell, Roman Rosul, Charlie Cooke.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

ROGUES vs. SOCKERS, 1979


HUGH O'NEILL and KEVIN CARD, 1978


Another polaroid from the 1978 fan appreciation day.  Hugh O'Neill was the first player the Rogues signed.  Kevin card was the marketing guy for the team.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NASL MEMORIES BLOG


I started a new blog dedicated to the North American Soccer League.  Please check it out at  http://www.naslmemories.blogspot.com/.