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    [Sat 13: Bob Wallace]

  • -2Tuesday 16 Sep

    Argyle 0 Wycombe 1

    Argyle's inconsistency (and home form) continues.

    Available so far:

    Commentary (Tue 23:14)

    Photos (Tue 23:46)

    Summary (Wed 0:17)

    Photos (Wed 7:30)

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -5Saturday 13 Sep

    Morecambe 2 Argyle 1

    A pointless trip to the North West today.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -12Saturday 6 Sep

    Luton 0 Argyle 1

    A great win and a clean sheet at Kenilworth Road.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -19Saturday 30 Aug

    Argyle 2 Southend 0

    A welcome 3 points against one of the promotion contenders.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

  • -26Saturday 23 Aug

    Bury 2 Argyle 1

    Another disappointing day for the travelling Greens.

    [Here & Now: Latest Match]

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Peter Reid, the unlucky one

  • 2011: With only one point from the first nine games of the season and Argyle firmly at the bottom of the Football League, Peter Reid was given the sack by Peter Ridsdale, so ending 15 months as manager during a period of financial meltdown for the club.

  • A very unusual day. Typically there are a couple of Argyle birthdays each day (often obscure names from the dim and distant past), but today there are eight, including Reg Wyatt (born in 1932), Peter Shilton (1949), Gordon Nisbet (1951), Lindsay Smith (1954) and Robbie Turner (1966). And the reason? Well, exactly 38 weeks (apparently that's how long it takes) before today is Boxing Day ... maybe it's a night to relax.


1907: Harry Brown - 46 games, 12 goals between 1936 and 1938.

Born in Kirkcaldy, Brown started his career as a youth with Wemyss Athletic before coming to the attention of Hibernian, where he played 113 times and scored 33 goals in ... more

1932: Reg Wyatt - 216 games, 2 goals between 1955 and 1964.

Plymouth-born Wyatt joined Argyle in 1950 from Astor Institute, having played for Plymouth Schoolboys and Oak Villa. As a youngster he had starred as an inside-forward, ... more

1949: Peter Shilton - 43 games, no goals between 1992 and 1993.

Peter Shilton OBE is without doubt one of English football's genuine legends. He won 125 full international caps for his country, played in three World Cups and won ... more

1950: Ian Pearson - 25 games, 1 goal between 1974 and 1984.

Pearson was a school-teacher and a part-time professional who had two spells at Home Park, almost a decade apart, and whose career dipped in and out of the Football ... more

1951: Gordon Nisbet - 334 games, 17 goals between 1981 and 1987.

Despite his roots in the North East, Nisbet's first professional club was West Bromwich Albion. He was originally a goalkeeper for the Baggies, until Don Howe saw his ... more

1954: Lindsay Smith - 97 games, 8 goals between 1982 and 1984.

Few Argyle fans of a certain age will fail to remember the perpetually and distinctively knee-strapped presence of Lindsay Smith at the heart of the defence. Born in ... more

1966: Robbie Turner - 77 games, 19 goals between 1990 and 1992.

Signed from Bristol City in 1990 for £110,000, the big striker enjoyed a fruitful first campaign at Home Park - scoring 14 league goals for Dave Kemp's ... more

1975: Howard Forinton - 9 games, 3 goals between 1998 and 1999.

A young striker who joined Argyle on-loan from Birmingham City just in time for Christmas 1998, Forinton enjoyed a memorable two months at Home Park.|p|Released by ... 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!