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: 19 November 1915
Came from: Everton Went to: Manchester United
First game: 04 December 1937 Last game: 17 December 1938
Appearances: 29 (29/0) Goals: 20
The Liverpool-born centre-forward joined Argyle from Everton, his first club although he did not make a first team appearance. Whilst at Goodison Park he had a loan spell with New Brighton, for whom he made his League debut, showing good early promise with 8 goals from 13 appearances. Moving to Home Park in 1937, he developed an excellent scoring record of 20 goals in just 29 games spread across the end of one season and the start of the next. It was enough to earn a move to Manchester United in 1939 but the outbreak of the Second World War meant he never played for the Old Trafford club. At the end of the war he played for Merthyr Tydfil and also turned out in a friendly for Argyle, who decided against re-signing him. In the 1947-48 season he scored 15 goals in 27 games for Cardiff City before moving to Nottingham Forest for 13 games. He then wound down his career with a return to Merthyr Tydfil as player manager and a spell with Worcester City.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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