Tuesday, August 31, 2010

TOM NEVERS, 1979


















Tom Nevers (L) blocks Minnesota's Willie Morgan in the Rogues 2-0 home loss to the Kicks, June 26, 1979.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

ROGUES vs STING, 1980






















Charlie Cooke (8) is held back by the referee and Chicago's Dick Advocaat during a hostile match played June 3, 1980.  From what I remember Cooke was upset at an obvious foul by the Sting that was not called.  Charlie was heading for the guilty party (Jorgen Kristensen) when he was intercepted.  All turned out well, the Rogues got the win 3-2 in front of 10,321 at the Liberty Bowl.  The Rogues and Sting had a history of bad blood.  At one point the league even assigned a special English referee specifically for one of their matches.  It didn't help.  Memphis fans hated the Sting and threw beer, insults, and a variety of concessions at Sting players whenever the opportunity arose.

Monday, August 23, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES






















Alan Birchenall
Thanks www.sporting-heroes.net

Friday, August 20, 2010

ROGUES vs STRIKERS, 1980























Official program from the match played July 4, 1980 at Ft. Lauderdale.
Rogues Line-up:
B. Stetler, C. Cooke, J. Berrio, B. Thomson, P. Cannell, P. Child, D. Vaughn, D. Stride, J. Faulkner, O. Vazquez, J. Steele
Subs used: 
M. Stankovic, P. D'Agostino, J. Husband
Strikers Line-up:
J. Van Beveren, A. Auguste, J. Pott, T. Gemeri, S. Ralbovsky, G. Mueller, R. Hudson, K. Fogarty, C. Fowles, T. Cubillas, A.Schoenmaker
Subs used:
J. Cacciatore, K. Waslander
Final Score: Strikers 2 (Cacciatore, Hudson) - Rogues 1 (Cooke)
Attendance: 16,392

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ROGUES vs STRIKERS, 1980





















Ossie Vazquez challenges the Strikers' Tibor Gemeri in action from July 4, 1980.  The Rogues lost 2-1 at Ft. Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium with Charlie Cooke getting the lone Memphis goal. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

BEFORE THEY WERE ROGUES





















Team photo of the 1976 Hartford Bicentennials featuring future Rogues Bobby Thomson, Henry McCully, Hugh O'Neill, and Gene DuChateau.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ROGUES vs MANCHESTER CITY, 1980















The Rogues warm up before the match against Manchester City in 1980.  I took this pic with my brother's fully manual 35mm camera and had no clue how to use it.  Man City won 2-1 in a shoot-out.

Monday, August 2, 2010