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  • -6Sunday 26 Oct

    18:00 - Photos from Friday's Legends 60s Night.

    [Miscellaneous: Oct 24]

    11:30 - The Seasons display in GoS-DB now has a Clean Sheets column, which you can sort the seasons on.

    01:00 - A change to Miscellaneous Report 2 (Consecutive Results) in GoS-DB, which now shows clean sheets. Change the option at the top to 'Football League' to see where the current runs stands.

    [Last 100+ Years: GoS-DB]

  • -7Saturday 25 Oct

    Argyle 3 Cheltenham 0

    Another great win to complete 'clean-sheet October' in the league.

    Available so far:

    Photos (Sat 18:38)

    Photos (Sat 19:51)

    Photos (Sat 18:48)

    Commentary (Sat 19:33)

    Summary (Sat 20:54)

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -11Tuesday 21 Oct

    Wimbledon 0 Argyle 0

    A hard-fought point at Kingsmeadow, and another clean sheet.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

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Today in 2005, game abandoned, waterlogged pitch

  • 1947: George Dews made his Argyle debut in a 1-1 draw at Chesterfield. Gentleman George, as the fans called him, scored 81 goals in 271 games over the following eight years, but never finished a season. He was released every year to play first-class cricket for Worcestershire.

  • 1955: John Matthews was born in Camden, London, so 59 today. John was a vital part of Argyle's midfield in the mid-eighties, and with Kevin Summerfield, provided the ball skills, elegance and vision that made that team so successful.

  • 2005: Argyle's home game with Leicester City was abandoned at half-time after torrential first half rain. Not a popular decision; the Pilgrims were well worth their 1-0 lead at the break.

  • 2011: The day after Argyle exited administration, Peter Ridsdale announced that Carl Fletcher's player-manager position had been made permanent, and Romain Larrieu was confirmed as player-coach.


1901: John Pullen - 199 games, 18 goals between 1924 and 1934.

Pullen was born in the village of Victoria in Monmouthshire, a workers' village literally within the steel works of Ebbw Vale. He joined the Pilgrims from his first ... more

1916: Fred Preskett - 3 games, 1 goal between 1936 and 1937.

Born in Woking, Prescott was playing for his hometown team when given the chance by Argyle in 1935. However, he made just three appearances across two seasons before ... more

1941: Winston Foster - 38 games, no goals between 1969 and 1970.

Foster began his career in his home town with Birmingham City and spent eight years with the club, making over 150 appearances, mostly at centre-half but also as a ... more

1955: John Matthews - 159 games, 5 goals between 1985 and 1989.

Born in Camden, Matthews came through the youth ranks at Highbury, making his debut as a full back in August 1974. He went on to play 45 times for Arsenal in five years, ... more

1964: Julian Broddle - 9 games, no goals in 1990.

Broddle started his career with Sheffield United, making just a single appearance for their 1981-82 Fourth Division championship-winning side before moving to Scunthorpe ... more

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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

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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.



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!