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: Frederick Richard Buck
Born: 02 November 1879
Came from: Liverpool Went to: West Bromwich Albion
First game: 23 March 1904 Last game: 21 April 1906
Appearances: 99 (99/0) Goals: 40
Born in 1879 in Audley, Staffordshire, Buck started his career with local club Newcastle-under-Lyme and also had spells with Stafford Wesleyans and Stafford Rangers before joining West Bromwich Albion in 1900. In May 1903 he signed for Liverpool, but his stay there was short and he joined Argyle towards the end of their first season as a professional club.
Buck was virtually ever-present for Argyle over the next two years, playing primarily at inside-right, and was renowned as a hard worker with the best shot in the team. Returning to West Brom in April 1906, he spent a further eight years at The Hawthorns, making 265 appearances and scoring more than 80 goals for the club. He finished his career with a three-year spell at Swansea Town.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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