Dips Fan Day

Dips Fan Day

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Chance Meeting with Paul Cannell

Paul Cannell played hard and hit the DC bar scene harder. He once gave an interview to the Washington Star at Tramps, a bar in Georgetown. Tom C. from Bethesda, Maryland, has his own
Cannell pub story. "The Sign of the Whale was a popular after-match spot and I remember approaching striker Paul Cannell to shake his hand and talk soccer, but he looked frightened and looked frantically for an exit. 'Why the alarm? I just want to shake your hand,' I said. He sheepishly admitted that he took me for the cuckolded of one of his many 'birds.'

Cannell accosts Gordon Banks at RFK Stadium, 1978.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Final Tour

In November, 1980, only days before the NASL would euthanize the franchise, the Dips traveled to Japan for 5 friendly matches.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ownership Change

Circa mid-May, 1975.