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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Full Name: Marcus Montague Murphy
Born: 16 November 1914
Came from: Plymouth United Went to: Chelmsford City
First game: 31 August 1946 Last game: 10 September 1947
Appearances: 15 (15/0) Goals: 1
Tavistock-born Murphy was a well-known figure in local football, having played in the Plymouth and District League for St Austell, Plymouth & Stonehouse Gas Company and Plymouth United before joining Argyle. After guesting for Middlesbrough during the war years he began the initial post-war season in the Argyle first team but soon lost his place at inside-forward. Unable to regain a starting place, and despite being 'an invaluable member of the reserve side' he moved into non-league football with Chelmsford City.
Although he made only 15 appearances, scoring once, in the mid-1940s, Murphy captured Argyle fans' hearts nearly 60 years later, as part of a centenary parade at Home Park in 2004. This featured the symbolic return of 100 Pilgrims, with Murphy, at the time, believed to be Argyle's oldest living player. He received tumultuous applause when he discarded his walking stick to run practically the length of the Lyndhurst - no mean feat at 89 years old!
Marcus remained living locally and passed away three years later, in 2007, with hopefully a clear memory of that wonderful last hurrah.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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