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: David Lee Fox
Born: 13 December 1983
Came from: Crewe Alexandra Went to:
First game: 06 August 2016 Last game: 04 May 2019
Appearances: 142 (131/11) Goals: 3
The son of former Exeter City manager and player Peter Fox, David was born in Leek, Staffordshire when his father was keeping goal for Stoke City. He moved to Devon when dad rejoined former Stoke colleague Alan Ball at St James Park and the young Fox quickly became a rising star in the Grecians' youth set-up. He joined Manchester United in July 2000 as a 16-year-old but was unable to break into the Red Devils' first team set-up. After loans with United's Belgian feeder club Royal Antwerp and Shrewsbury Town, and captaining United's reserve team to the Premier Reserve League title, he joined Blackpool in January 2006.
After 108 appearances in three years with Blackpool, Fox signed for Colchester United in July 2009, before moving to Norwich City a year later. He helped the Canaries to promotion to the Premier League before rejoining Colchester in 2014 after four seasons (76 games) at Carrow Road. A year later he moved to Crewe Alexandra, for whom he made 41 appearances in the 2015-16 season.
After his release by Crewe, Fox returned to Devon to take up a trial with Argyle, which included appearances in three of the Pilgrims' pre-season friendlies. The 32-year-old midfielder impressed manager Derek Adams enough to become the 13th new Pilgrim (and third David) to join the club in the summer of 2016.
Fox became an almost ever-present in his first two seasons at the club, helping to win promotion in 2017, and his consistent and influential performances at the heart of midfield made him a popular member of the side. In the summer of 2018, despite his family remaining committed to life in the North West, he accepted the offer of a new contract to become part of Derek Adams' side for a third season.
Always a solid and industrious performer, adding some fluency to midfield, Fox finally rejected a further contract offer at the end of the 2018-19 season in order to return closer to home. However, unable to break back into full-time football, he joined his brother at Leek County School Old Boys in the Staffordshire County Senior League in 2019 and became a frequent guest commentator at northern away games on BBC Radio Devon. He combined these roles with becoming Loan Manager and being in charge of Academy Recruitment at Huddersfield Town from 2020.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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