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/.

ROGUES vs. STOMPERS, 1978


Thursday, November 12, 2009

ROGUES vs. COSMOS, 1978


Action from the Rogues' stunning 1-0 win against the New York Cosmos.  John Faulkner (above) marked Giorgio Chinaglia out of the game.  The Rogues' winning goal was scored by former Cosmos player Tony Field. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

ROGUES vs. DIPLOMATS, 1980


The Rogues' Dave Huson (18) challenges Johan Cruyff of the Dips.

ALL ABOUT SOCCER GUIDEBOOK, 1978


This guide was put out by the local newspaper to "educate" the public about soccer.

ROGUES 1978 POCKET SCHEDULE


Saturday, November 7, 2009

THE MEMPHIS VOGUES, 1978

The Rowdies had the "Wowdies" but the Rogues had the "Vogues."

DAVID STRIDE vs. THE WATER vs. PORTLAND, 1978


ROGUES vs. VANCOUVER, 1978


Phil Beal makes a tackle against Vancouver.  Beal came to the Rogues from the L.A. Aztecs and was a top player for Tottenham Hotspur before starting his NASL career..  Thanks to Dave @ nasljerseys.com  for the photo.

Friday, November 6, 2009

MEMORIES FROM THE '78 SEASON


 The inaugural season, 1978, had some great moments.  The first win against the Dallas Tornado and defeating the mighty New York Cosmos 1-0 were unforgettable.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

SCOTT ROSS NASL TEAM MASCOT POSTER


Scott Ross is the artist that created the "Roger Rowdie" character for the Tampa Bay Rowdies.  This poster was sold by mail order through KICK Magazine during the 1979 season.

1979 COLOR TEAM PHOTO



A big thank you to Ian @ mytampabayrowdies.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

ROGUES' SWAG, 1980's STYLE


Gotta love the hot, 80's babe they chose for this ad!

ROGUES BUMPER STICKER


Special thanks to Ian at mytampabayrowdies.blogspot.com