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  • 0Sunday 30 Apr

    Greens on Screen's Future

    An important decision about my website. Click here for more.

  • -1Saturday 29 Apr

    Argyle 2 Crewe 1

    Report from Malcolm

    Audio clips from Keith

    109 photos from Steve

    86 photos from Will

    [Here & Now: Match Page]

  • -7Sunday 23 Apr

    Colchester 0 Argyle 0

    98 photos from Bob

    90 photos from Gill

    Action Highlights

    [Here & Now: Match Page]

  • -8Saturday 22 Apr

    Colchester 0 Argyle 0

    Report from Matt

    Audio clips from Keith

    [Here & Now: Match Page]

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  • PICTURE OF THE DAY

Today in 2006, celebrating Trigger's last goal

  • ON THIS DAY - 30 APRIL
  • 1927: At 33 years old, Jack Cock scored his 33rd goal in the season, a club record that still stands. Born in Hayle, Cock was the first Cornishman to play for England (when he was with Huddersfield, seven years earlier).

  • 1960: Argyle 3 Aston Villa 0; the Pilgrims formed a guard of honour to applaud the newly crowned Second Division (tier 2) champions onto the pitch, and for the following 90 minutes played them off it with a scintillating display, free from worry after ensuring survival two weeks before.

  • 2006: Argyle 2 Ipswich 1, and an emotional last match of the season for 15,000 fans and one player. This was Michael Evans's 432nd and final appearance for his home-town club, and his 81st and final goal as he grabbed the winner for the perfect end to his career.

BORN THIS DAY

1999: Jordan Bentley - 2 games, no goals so far.

The younger brother of ex-Pilgrim Aaron Bentley, Jordan followed a similar path from Tamerton Foliot to St Boniface College in Plymouth before moving to ... more

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Greens on Screenís 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 Scallanís Semper Viridis in the summer of 2007, and in 2009 launched GoS-DB, a wealth of facts and figures from PAFCís 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 donít get me started on the plague of betting promotions on other sites). It began its life before many others, including the clubís official site, when there was a large gap to be filled, and although there is now a wide variety to choose from, GoSís 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!

Sunday 30 April

Greens on Screen's Future

Some of you will know that each end of season triggers thoughts from me about the future of Greens on Screen. The time has finally come when I need to make that firm decision, which I have now, and I want to share it because the consequences affect us all.

Greens on Screen was conceived on Boxing Day 1998, which means that in 20 months time it will be 20 years old. In that time, with the help of a handful of wonderful volunteers, we have published something like 100,000 match-day photos for approaching 1000 matches, and documented the details of every Plymouth Argyle match, player and manager since its formation in 1903. And that's not to mention so much more.

For me, GoS has been a labour of love, my pride and joy, responsibility, worry, monster; all those words apply, seemingly every day and increasingly so as the years have rolled on. But now that 20 is on the horizon, I have decided that the 2018-19 season will be my last at the GoS helm. Frankly, I am not going to live forever and I now need to enjoy the time ahead in a different way. You never know, I might even make an away game!

Not only will GoS reach the age of 20 in December 2018, but it will also cover its 1000th match that year: 20 of the professional club's 115 years; 1000 of its 5142 matches. To be nearing a fifth of every match played is quite a thought.

With the years moving on all too rapidly and the daily toils taking their toll, in two years time I shall walk away, albeit with a huge mix of emotions. What happens next is in the lap of the Green Army. In the worst case, GoS as a living history will be no more. I'll keep paying for it to exist on the internet, but its use as a accurate and complete reference will gradually erode, and there is a good chance that in a few years, advancing technology will cause parts to fail.

I am proud to say that the club fully supports and endorses Greens on Screen, but it remains an independent initiative and in one form or another, long may that last. But to keep the ship afloat and steaming full ahead, I need a successor and I need one now to allow for a necessarily long handover. Someone who loves the club, who wants a long-term hobby, who is not afraid of technology, who is not daunted by a very steep learning curve and who relishes a huge challenge. Could that be you?

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