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-4Saturday 24 Jan
Argyle 1 Morecambe 1
The disappointing post-Christmas form stretches to six games.
Available so far:
Summary (Sat 17:07)
Commentary (Sat 19:18)
Photos (Sat 20:38)
-11Saturday 17 Jan
Argyle 0 Luton 1
Another gut-wrenchingly disappointing afternoon at Home Park, where inconsistency reigns supreme.
-18Saturday 10 Jan
Southend 0 Argyle 0
Deadlock in the play-off places but a better performance and the 14th clean sheet of the season.
-25Saturday 3 Jan
York 0 Argyle 0
One point from nine in the twelve days of Christmas, and in this one, no holds barred from the boss in his after-match reaction.
-31Sunday 28 Dec
Argyle 1 Oxford 2
Defeat and a red card at home in the final game of 2014.
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Argyle 1 Morecambe 1
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Dec 18: Sponsors' Lunch
Dec 14: PADSA Party
Nov 11: Armistice Day
Oct 24: Legends' 60s Night
May 29: Senior Greens
Apr 27: Fun Day
Apr 8-12: Pedal for Pounds
Mar 15: PADSA's 5th B'day
Jan 30: GT Showcase Night
Jan 14: James Brent
Jan 14: Martyn Starnes
Over 200 older items from the last 10 years in GoS Archives (top-right)
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Luke McCormick in 2006
1989: Match of the Day cameras were at Home Park for the FA Cup 4th Round - Argyle 1 Everton 1 (att: 27,566). Sean McCarthy gave the Pilgrims a half-time lead, but the Toffeemen escaped with a replay after a controversial Adrian Burrows handball in the penalty area, twelve minutes from the end. The match generated record receipts of over £100,000.
BORN THIS DAY
1949: Micky Cave - 8 games, 4 goals in 1972.
Cave was a striker who had a brief spell on loan from Bournemouth. After starting his career with Weymouth, he spent three years at Torquay United, playing over 100 ... more
1957: David Brown - 8 games, no goals in 1979.
After Martin Hodge's big money move to Everton, Argyle started the 1979-80 season with 17-year-old Neil Hards as the number one goalkeeper, but Brown was quickly drafted ... more
1962: Neil Hards - 12 games, no goals between 1979 and 1982.
Portsmouth-born keeper Neil Hards served his apprenticeship at Home Park, making his debut at Somerton Park in a match against Newport County in August 1979. Making four ... more
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Thursday 8 January
As you probably know, PAFC chalked up its 1000th first-team player last August, and after of a lot of hard work over the last few years, every one of them has a pen picture (profile) on GoS-DB. Now you might think that's it - job done - but in fact that's far from the case.
For a start, each new player means a new profile. Much more significant, updates are needed for every player leaving us, and not just one update - each time that player moves on in their footballing career, another update is required, and that period of football activity could be 10 years or more. All that adds up. For instance, 164 players have left us in the last 10 years, and some of them will have moved on several times.
So plenty of updates to be done for recent players, but that's not the end of it. The unfortunate fact is that some of our profiles could be better - especially for those players who racked up hundreds of games but have only a few lines written about them. Finally, we sometimes come across new information that results in adjustments to a profile.
All this means that our player profiles are in need of constant maintenance, and without it, the quality of the whole thing suffers. I wish I could say that we are on top of this, but with just Andy to help me, it's proving very hard to keep up. So I'm looking for volunteers - people who could help from time to time, as it suits. I'm also building an improved method of doing it, and that would fit very nicely with a small team of helpers. It would be a totally online process - so volunteers can be from anywhere in the world - and I suppose it would make sense if people could commit to a certain amount over a year. Even if it was as little as one every couple of months, that would be something, but ideally a couple a month (or even more) would be so helpful.
I obviously need to explain a lot more. But for now, if you enjoy digging around for information and aren't too bad at stringing words together, please send me an email (email@example.com).
And it's all for absolutely no reward! Apart from the honour of helping GoS of course. ;-)
Thanks for reading,
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.
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.
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