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 hard work and much-valued contributions of a small band of volunteers.
Greens on Screen is self-taught and as a result, a little bit quirky. Amongst a few stubborn principles, advertisements will never appear (and don’t get me started on the plague of betting promotions on other sites). It began its life before many others, including the club’s official site, when there was a large gap to be filled, and although there is now a wide variety to choose from, GoS’s sole aim, to be a service to fellow supporters, still seems to have a place.
Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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Full Name: Matthew Kennedy
Born: 01 November 1994
Came from: Cardiff City Went to: Cardiff City
First game: 04 February 2017 Last game: 06 May 2017
Appearances: 17 (17/0) Goals: 5
Born in Irvine in North Ayrshire, Kennedy grew up going to matches at Ibrox with his Rangers-supporting father. He played for a local boys' club before being offered the chance to train at Rangers, Celtic or Kilmarnock. He chose to join Killie because he felt the club suited his style of play and it was closer to home for training purposes.
Kennedy progressed through the Kilmarnock ranks and was an unused substitute on a number of occasions whilst still 16. His first senior game came as a substitute just after his 17th birthday, and his full debut followed six weeks later, in January 2012.
He played 14 times for Kilmarnock before Everton paid £250,000 for him in November 2012. He played for the youth and under-21 teams whilst at Goodison, but never managed to make the step up to a first team selection. Kennedy also had loan spells with Tranmere Rovers (8 games, 0 goals), MK Dons (7,1) and Hibernian (16,1) whilst with the Toffees, before joining Cardiff at the end of the January 2015 transfer window, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract.
Kennedy's debut for Cardiff came as a starter in a Championship match a few weeks later, when he was named the sponsors' man of the match. In the second half of the following season he was loaned to Port Vale (12 games).
At the age of 14, Kennedy scored the winner for Scotland in a 2-1 under-16 victory against Jersey, and fired home twice in five minutes as a substitute in a 2-1 win against Northern Ireland in a Victory Shield match. He went on to represent his country at every age-group from under-15 to under-21, scoring eight goals in 33 international appearances.
Kennedy joined the Pilgrims with minutes to spare on January 2017's transfer deadline day, on loan from Cardiff City until the end of the season. His arrival was quite possibly the subject of warm overtures from Cardiff's manager Neil Warnock (also Argyle's manager, 1995-97) about loaning the Greens a player, made during BT Sport's live coverage of the Liverpool FA Cup replay at Home Park.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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