Ralph's Mob is an independent soccer supporter group of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. We incorporate a mix mostly of English, German and Scandinavian style support utilizing a single large bass drum, a variety of flags and constant singing or chanting at games.
Our mission is to become the largest and most effective supporter group outside of Major League Soccer and to provide an unrivaled home field advantage and in stadium experience at Rowdies matches. Since our founding only two years ago, we have rapidly grown into one of the premier soccer supporter groups in all of lower division soccer and with the help of the Tampa Bay area soccer community we can reach the top!
Joining Ralph's Mob is always free. Just come on over and stand with us at games. We do have paid membership options as well and these come with some great benefits to our premium members. We encourage you to consider this option as the more premium members we have, the better able we are to keep improving as a supporter group.
Ralph's Mob was founded in November 2009 by Tampa-area resident Paul Peluso. Paul, who currently manages the Web site, saw the need for a source of news and a way to organize the Rowdies fans ahead of the inaugural season.
After scouring the message board BigSoccer.com for ideas, he decided on the name "Ralph's Mob." Ralph was the character depicted in the original logo from the old NASL Rowdies shown below.
Membership to the site started small but eventually picked up and is currently approaching 600 members (as of 1/14/12).
As always, Up the Rowdies!