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 there have been aspects of the site over the years that would be much the poorer without the had work and much-valued contributions of a small band of volunteers.
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Born: 20 February 1923
Came from: Middlesbrough Went to: Torquay United
First game: 04 March 1950 Last game: 26 September 1953
Appearances: 32 (32/0) Goals: 6
Dobbie began his career with his local Wearside League club, South Bank, before signing for Middlesbrough in 1946. He spent three years at Ayresome Park where he established a reputation as a pacy goalscorer, despite only occasional appearances for the first team. It was his prolific form in the reserves, however, that brought him to the attention of Argyle, and he moved south. A diminutive centre-forward, he could not break into the first team on a regular basis, generally serving as a deputy for Maurice Tadman, and in 1953 he moved on to Torquay United in an exchange deal that brought Ernie Edds back to Home Park. In a far more successful four-year period at Plainmoor he scored nearly 50 goals in 110 games before ending his career with non-league Weymouth.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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