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: 31 July 1910
Came from: Arsenal Went to: Linfield
First game: 02 February 1935 Last game: 06 January 1940
Appearances: 127 (127/0) Goals: 1
Born in Belfast, Kirkwood joined the club to replace Harry Roberts as Jimmy Rae's partner at full-back, enabling the former to join Bristol Rovers. Spotted by Arsenal when playing for Portadown in the Irish League, Kirkwood moved to England in 1933 and two years later, having not made the breakthrough at Highbury, Robert Jack brought the burly defender to Home Park. He spent six seasons with the Pilgrims and built a reputation as a strong tackler, albeit sometimes with a tempestuous nature. War broke out after three games of his final season but he continued to play for the club in the South West Regional League after the Football League programme was abandoned. He returned to Belfast in 1940 for business reasons and continued to play football, most notably for Linfield, and was selected for an Irish League Representative side later that year.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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