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  • Player Contributions

    In the last 7 days ...

    [Tue 16: Simon Collins]

    [Sun 14: Mark Graves]

    [Fri 12: John Leiper]

  • -2Tuesday 16 Dec

    Photos from the Disabled Supporters Association's Christmas party on Sunday.

    [Miscellaneous: Dec 14]

  • -3Monday 15 Dec

    Another chapter in the History of Argyle series is now available. It's chapter 16, the Second World War years (1939-45), a period of utter devastation for the club and city.

    [Last 100+ Years: History]

  • -5Saturday 13 Dec

    Northampton 2 Argyle 3

    Phew! 20 games down and 34 points on the board - on course for 78 for the season.

    Available so far:

    Summary (Sat 19:09)

    Commentary (Sat 19:41)

    Photos (Sat 23:59)

    Photos (Sun 15:00)

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -12Saturday 6 Dec

    Sheffield Utd 3 Argyle 0

    More disappointment away from home to end the Cup dream for another year.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

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  • PICTURE OF THE DAY

The true Mayflower Stand, a name often but mistakenly given to the seats above

  • ON THIS DAY - 18 DECEMBER
  • 1937: George Silk made his Argyle debut in a 4-0 defeat at Coventry. George was one the few to have played for Argyle before and after the Second World War, also appearing in most of the Pilgrims' limited wartime programme. He was a tough tackling fullback - by modern standards, downright reckless - whose only concern was to get the ball and boot it up field, and the fans loved him. He was the last survivor of Argyle's pre-war staff when he left in 1952 to become player-manager at Newquay. He died in 1969, aged just 53.

  • 1979: Two and a half years after signing as an apprentice, 20-year-old Gary Megson left Home Park for Everton for a record £250,000 fee.

BORN THIS DAY

We know of no first-team players born on this day.

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Greens on Screen’s first page was published in January 1999. Its early purpose was to bring Plymouth Argyle a little closer to those unable to see their team, and whilst it has changed a great deal over the years, its core themes - sites and sounds for Westcountry exiles - still stand. The site was very lucky to take on the content of Trevor Scallan’s Semper Viridis in the summer of 2007, and in 2009 launched GoS-DB, a wealth of facts and figures from PAFC’s history. A year later we embarked on a complete history of Argyle, with much-valued contributions from chapter authors.

Greens on Screen is an amateur website and proud of it. It is run by one person as a hobby, although Trev's help and support has been considerable and, since 2010, Andy Chapman's hard work and enthusiasm, especially his help with GoS-DB's pen-pictures, has given us a real boost. Then there's the match-day content, which would be much the poorer without the terrific contribution of a small band of photo-taking volunteers.

Greens on Screen is self-taught and as a result, a little bit quirky. Amongst a few stubborn principles, advertisements will never appear (and don’t get me started on the plague of betting promotions on other sites). It began its life before many others, including the club’s official site, when there was a large gap to be filled, and although there is now a wide variety to choose from, GoS’s sole aim, to be a service to fellow supporters, still seems to have a place.

Steve Dean

If you have any comments, criticism, bright ideas, spot any mistakes; even compliments, it's all very much appreciated.

Please write to us at feedback@greensonscreen.co.uk

Thanks!

Thursday 7 August

GoS Photos

You'll be glad to know that GoS is ready and raring to go for the season ahead. A few changes amongst the volunteers this season: a new job has meant that Andrew is no longer able to do the commentary clips, but Keith has stepped into that role and Sam will do the Daily Diary seven days a week. Thanks to all those folk, and a welcome to Will, a new hand in the photo team.

And there's something new as far as the photos are concerned. You might remember before last season that the match photo pages allowed you to leave a comment, but when I produced a new, improved viewer last year, that feature was missing. I know it was popular, so you'll be glad to hear it's back again. In fact, we had over 200 registrations for the old way, albeit many were for one-off comments, but there were also a good number of regulars.

The new method builds upon last season's viewer, so there are a few changes to the look but the principle is much the same. As well as being ready for Saturday, it's now in place for the pre-season photos, and even the 100 photos in last season's summary page, so you can now add comments to any of those.

Unfortunately for those who used to make comments, you'll need to re-register for the new system, but it's much easier than it used to be. In fact, even if you don't want to make a comment on a pre-season photo, I'd recommend that you call one of them up and register, ready for the season ahead.

Here's an example of how it now looks.

And with anything new, there's a good chance of a hiccup or two, so please let me know if you have a problem, spot a mistake or have any suggestions.

Steve

Update:

I've been staggered by your generosity! In the first 24 hours my immediate target has been reached, so thank you so much. However, I'm going to keep the donations button available for people who would still like to make a gesture to GoS - if you see what I mean! That will also allow me to build up a fund that means I won't need to come back to you for a couple of years, and if there is then any excess, I promise that will go to the club, in one form or another.

Original message:

Ever since it's first appearance in 1999, Greens on Screen has been free to access, and I am determined to keep it that way. You probably realise that I've avoided any form of advertising, partly because I don't want any commercial association with the material, but mainly because adverts on web pages detract from the content - and they're so annoying!

But GoS is not free to produce or maintain, and without income from adverts, I've asked for donations in years gone by. There have been so many calls on your generosity in recent times, so I haven't asked for help for quite a while, but unfortunately the time has come when I need to rattle the GoS tin again.

So if this is a bad time for you, please ignore me. If you feel you can help, however small that might be, thank you so much.

And just a couple of things I should add:

If you make a donation, please understand that it is a voluntary gesture to help cover on-going costs. It implies no benefit on your part, or obligation on mine. For instance, if I decide to scale down (or even end) Greens on Screen at any time in the future, that's simply the way it is.

You should also be aware that 3.4% + 20p of your donation is paid to PayPal for the cost of the service.

Many thanks again!

Steve