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.
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Born: 11 November 1899
Came from: Royal Navy Went to: Wigan Borough
First game: 20 September 1919 Last game: 15 November 1924
Appearances: 141 (141/0) Goals: 1
Born in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire in 1899, Dickinson was a useful half-back who could play on either the left or right side. He began his career with his local team, Rossendale United, and also played for Great Harwood Town before joining the Royal Navy. Stationed in Plymouth during the war, he played for the Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport before signing for Argyle in June 1919. After 26 Southern League games in his first season at Home Park he made his mark in history by being selected as one of the starting XI for Argyle's debut League fixture against Norwich City in August 1920.
A consistent performer, Dickinson was a regular member of the Argyle side over the next four years but made only two appearances during 1924-25, his final season with the club. He then returned to the North West, signing for Wigan Borough, but failed to make an impression on the first team before a brief spell back at Rossendale United. In 1926 Dickinson enjoyed a brief resumption of his League career, with, ironically, Norwich City, playing sixteen games in their 1926-27 campaign.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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