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: David Muir Buchanan
Born: 09 March 1878
Came from: Middlesbrough Went to: Clapton Orient
First game: 04 September 1905 Last game: 28 April 1906
Appearances: 29 (29/0) Goals: 2
Buchanan was born in Bellshill in Scotland in 1878 and began his career with Third Lanark. He also played for Bellshill Athletic before heading south to join Brentford, with whom he faced Argyle in their first season in the Southern League. He then spent the 1904-05 campaign with Middlesbrough before moving to Home Park.
The 1905-06 Argyle handbook states that he was "a clever inside-foward possessing complete knowledge of the game". Despite playing fairly regularly for the first team he moved on at the end of the season, initially to Clapton Orient for whom he made 65 appearances over the next two years, before ending his playing career as player-manager at Leyton.
After hanging up his boots, Buchanan managed clubs in England, Wales and Scotland. In 1913 he was appointed secretary-manager at Merthyr Tydfil and in 1922 he managed for a season at Hamilton Academical. In 1928 he began three years in charge of Thames AFC, with the notable achievement of taking the east London club into the Football League (Division Three South) in 1930.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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