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Welcome to the sights, sounds and history of Plymouth Argyle Football Club

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Summer holidays

  • 1974: Hughie Reed moved on to Crewe. A Ł12,000 capture from West Brom, the winger made a dream start for Argyle, scoring eight times in his first nine games, but flattered only to deceive. He soon lost his place and only appeared intermittently in his remaining two seasons at Home Park. No better word to describe our Hughie: 'diminutive'.


1891: James Paltridge - 7 games, no goals between 1912 and 1914.

Born in Plymouth in 1891, Paltridge played local football for Woodland Stars, Crownhill and Woodland Villa before joining Argyle in August 1912. A right-half, he made ... more

1908: Bill Archer - 51 games, 9 goals between 1938 and 1940.

Born in Wednesbury, left-half Archer started locally with Walsall, playing 29 times in the 1929-30 season. He moved to Everton in 1932, but played just 15 times in three ... more

1938: Dave Hancock - 2 games, no goals in 1957.

Hancock was born in Exeter but became an Argyle apprentice, progressing through the ranks to the first-team. After a loan spell with Gillingham, where he failed to make ... 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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Wednesday 18 June

Here & Now

Now that the fixtures have been announced, the usual functions within 'Here and Now' on the home page are back in place and primed for the new season. If you're not familiar with these, here's a summary:

*This Season's Opposition* - a map of England and Wales to show the location of all League Two clubs (now that Cambridge, Luton and Stevenage have joined us, quite a cluster in the south-east this time). Scroll down the list to see each team's location. Click on a team for a full page of facts (including some new Did-You-Knows this year) and a Google Map to show the location of each ground.

*This Season's Matches* - each game played, with a link to the corresponding match page, plus the next two games to come. As you can imagine, not too exciting quite yet!

*League Table Plus* - more than your usual league table - this one has form and attendance columns too, sort-able in 44 ways. As is not untypical at this time of year, we're in 17th place!

*Appearance Chart* - the line ups for every game in chart form, with links to the player pages for each member of the first-team squad, match pages for the games played, and opposition pages for the fixtures to come. A running record of average home attendance too, comparing with the same stage last season. Just waiting for the squad numbers to be announced before this one's complete.

*Progress Graphs* - points and position charted throughout the season, comparing with last season too.

And, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the Pre-season Friendly page is raring to go.

If you spot anything that's not quite right, please get in touch!

Monday 16 June

Picture of the Day

If you didn't realise, the home page's Picture of the Day displays a different photo for every day of the year - so 366 in total - and they've changed very little over the past five years, so it's time for an overhaul. The format's the same but nearly 100 new images have been introduced, and many others have moved to a more appropriate day. (In the past, most were scattered randomly but now there is a better correlation with On This Day and Born This Day.)

Tuesday 20 May

The Daily Diary

It's coming up to Keith and Sam's first anniversary as diary writers, but also some 7 years since the Daily Diary joined Greens on Screen and 11 years since Trev started the diary ball rolling. Times have certainly changed over those years, with hot-off-the-press news now available from every direction, but we'll keep summarising the key events day by day so that the diary is not only a handy summary for the here-and-now, but also a comprehensive archive of Argyle news.

For those who visit the diary page from time to time, you'll see that from today its appearance has changed a little. Nothing drastic - the essential design stays the same - but we've made quite a few minor adjustments that will hopefully make it easier on the eye.

The diary has had over 36,000 viewings in the past 12 months (very much in line with previous years), which averages out at around 100 each day. If you've contributed to that number and have an idea that might improve the diary, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Click here for the slightly new-look diary. Sadly I can't guarantee an entry for today - such is the time of year - but hopefully you'll get the general idea.


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!