Saturday, November 27, 2010
I wrote a fan letter to the Rogues after they got their first win against the Dallas Tornado. I received this reply from Kevin card, "The Voice of the Rogues." He was also involved in public relations for the team and was a great guy. If anyone knows where Kevin Card is now, please let me know. I would really like to get in touch with him.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium as it looks today (Really, I took the picture this morning!). It has changed a bit since the Rogues called it home. The original seating capacity was just over 50,000 but it was expanded to 61,000 a few years ago in another failed attempt to lure the NFL into Memphis. It now has a blue and gray color scheme for the main tenant, the University of Memphis football team. During the Rogues days, it was mainly just concrete with yellow benches and red box seats.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Burns, Thomson, Faulkner, Beal, Smillie, Bennett, O'Neill, Field, Husband, Birchenall, Stride
Barnett, Merrick, Twellman, Ntsoelengoe, Hamilton, Willey, Twamley, Litt, Price, West, Futcher
Kicks-2 (Ntsoelengoe, Willey)
Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, MN
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Paul Cannell (R) comes to the rescue as Paul Child (12) and John Faulkner (L), clash with Detroit's Gary Bannister and Jim Holton at the Liberty Bowl on June 21, 1980. Cannell scored twice but the Express still topped the Rogues 3-2 in overtime.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This is the programme from Eddie McCreadie's Testimonial Match against Manchester United played May 1, 1974 at Stamford Bridge. Eddie led the team out as captain. Final score, Chelsea 1, Manchester United 2.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Burns, Thomson, Faulkner, Beal, Smillie, O'Neill, Field, Husband, Birchenall, Stride, Holder
Cano, Whelan, Whittle, Piper, Hudson, Dewsnip, Irving, Fowles, Rolland, Hickton, Ridley
Aguirre, G. Nanchoff
Strikers-3 (O.G., Dewsnip, Hickton)
Rogues-2 (O'Neill, Field)
Lockhart Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Former Memphis Rogue Alan Birchenall published this autobiography in 2000. I recently obtained a copy and found it very entertaining. I wish he had included more information from his time with the Rogues but he was only in Memphis for one season (1978). The book does have many great stories from Alan's career in England and in America. He was a huge fan favorite in Memphis and everybody remembers what a great character he was, and still is!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Burns, Thomson, Faulkner, Beal, Smillie, O'Neill, Field, Husband, Mohrmann, Stride, Holder
Boulton, Waldron, O'Riordan, Mitchell, Caskey, Zec, Redfern, Skotarek, Nikolic, Moreland, Sautter
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN