Saturday, January 30, 2010

ROGUES vs WHITECAPS, 1978

Correction:  The Rogues player identified as "Birchenall" is actually Phil Holder.  Jimmy Husband (7) is in the background.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CHARLIE COOKE, 1979


A pic of the "Bonnie Prince" to celebrate Chelsea's return to the top of the Premiership.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THE ROGUES' FIGHT SONG

I wish I could get a recording of the song.  It was sung by a guy using a bad, cokney accent but everyone loved it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

JOHN FAULKNER vs STING, 1978


It appears that John wasn't very welcome at the "Friendly confines" of Wrigley Field.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"KORNER KICK," THE ROGUES INDOOR MASCOT, 1980


Portland had "Timber Jim," San Jose had "Crazy George," and the Memphis Rogues had... "Korner Kick!"  He (?) debuted during the 1979 - 80 indoor season.  I remember that the general fan reaction was, "What the hell IS that?" Korner Kick was a large, yellow thing in a red uniform sporting the number 1/3.  I remember it scared the crap out of some of the little kids.  Still, Korner Kick IS a part of Rogues' history so he (?) deserves a mention.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ROGUES FIRST INDOOR GOAL, 1979


This photo is titled "First Rogues goal - indoor season" but I am not sure that is correct.  It pictures the Rogues vs the Rowdies at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis.  The Rowdies were in the other division and did not play at Memphis until game 1 of the 2 game championship series.  The Rogues won the first game at home and lost the second game and the mini-game at Tampa to give the Rowdies the NASL indoor championship.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ROGUES FRANCHISE ANNOUNCEMENT, 1977

Photo from the press conference announcing the Memphis NASL franchise.  Pictured are (l to r) Harry Mangurian (team owner), Phil Woosnam (NASL Commissioner), and "Big Bill" Marcum (team owner).

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ROGUES vs STING, 1980


The Rogues' Paul D' Agostino fights for control with Greg Ryan of the Sting in action from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium during the 1980 season.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ROGUES AT ROWDIES, 1978

Action from the Rogues very first game, at Tampa Stadium against the Rowdies in 1978.  Final score:  Rowdies 2 - Rogues 1.  John Faulkner scored for the Rogues, crediting him with the first goal in franchise history.  Pictured are (L to R) Bobby Thomson, unknown Rowdie, David Robb (Rowdies), Tony Burns, Paul D'Agostino, and Phil Beal.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

JORGE, TONI, AND ME, 1980

Another picture from the Rogues photo day.  I am with Jorge Berrio (17) and Toni Carbogniani (6).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

JOHN FAULKNER AND ME, 1980

Yes, that is me at 16 years old with Rogues' captain John Faulkner in 1980.  It was taken at fan photo day. 

Monday, January 11, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES

David Stride
Thanks to Ian for the photo.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

DAVID STRIDE vs CHICAGO STING, 1978

Just to make a correction, the Sting player identified as "Paul" Advocaat is actually Dick Advocaat who recently managed the Dutch national team.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

THE ROSUL BROTHERS, ROMAN AND ALEX, 1978

Pregame photo from the Rogues home game vs. Minnesota Kicks in 1978.  Roman (18) with the Rogues and Alex (24) of the Kicks.  Later the Rogues traded for Alex and the brothers were reunited.  Many thanks to Roman Rosul for sending me this photo.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

ROGUES 3 - DALLAS TORNADO 1, 1978

This was the Rogues first win.  After losing the first eight games of the season, it all came together against Dallas.