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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Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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Full Name: Zak Andy Ansah
Born: 04 May 1994
Came from: Charlton Athletic Went to: Charlton Athletic
First game: 28 March 2015 Last game: 14 May 2015
Appearances: 10 (2/8) Goals: 2
Born in Sidcup in south-east London, Zak is the son of former professional footballer Andy Ansah, who played 180 times for Southend in the 1990s. Zak began his football journey when he was ten, joining Arsenal's Academy at Hale End, the Gunners' facility for nine to 16-year-olds, and by the age of 14 he was playing for the club's under-18 side. In May 2011, having just turned 17, the pacey striker signed his first professional contract at the Emirates and 19 months later was rewarded with a place on Arsenal's bench for their Champions League clash at Olympiacos.
Having represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels, Ansah was called into Ghana's under-20 squad for the 2013 Under-20 World Cup. At the end of the 2013-14 season he was released by Arsenal, and having developed a 'super-talent' reputation during his academy years, he was quickly snapped up by Charlton Athletic on a two-year deal in June 2014.
With the fourth tier play-offs a real possibility, Argyle signed Ansah on loan in March 2015, the day after a similar deal for Gethin Jones from Everton. One familiar face was there to greet him when he arrived at Home Park: his Charlton team-mate Tareiq Holmes-Dennis, who was also on loan until the end of the 2014-15 season. At the end of the campaign, after the League Two play-off semi-final against Wycombe Wanderers ended in defeat, Ansah returned to his parent club.
Shortly after the start of the 2015-16 season Ansah moved to League Two side Newport County under their new manager Terry Butcher on a one-month loan deal.
Staying beyond the initial month, he scored two goals in 16 outings for Newport, after which he moved into the National League with Woking for the 2016-17 season (11 games, one goal), then a prolific two-season spell with Hythe Town (61 games, 51 goals).
After departing Hythe, Ansah had a four-season spell with Herne Bay, playing in 99 games and scoring 57 goals in all competitions before moving to Faversham Town during the 2022-23 season, for whom he played 11 times and scored twice, before then moving to Welling Town.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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