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: Brandon Edward Pursall
Born: 16 March 2004
Came from: Trainee Went to: Released
First game: 08 September 2020 Last game: 21 December 2022
Appearances: 8 (7/1) Goals: 0
From St Stephen-in-Brannel, near St Austell, Pursall attended Brannel School and represented East Cornwall Schoolboys in the under-14 and 15 age groups. Having progressed through the Cornwall player pathway, he signed for Argyle's academy as an under-nine, and his encouraging development as a left-sided defender was rewarded when he was invited to join the England under-15 training camp in Loughborough for four days in August 2018.
Pursall played for the Pilgrims' under-18 side during the 2019-20 campaign, and at the end of the season was selected for a two-year apprenticeship at Home Park. His senior debut came in early September 2020, as a 76th minute substitute in the EFL Trophy defeat by Norwich City at Home Park, thus becoming, at 16 years and 176 days, the third youngest first team player in the club's history.
In total he made eight appearances for Argyle, of which seven were starts but all were in cup competitions and he never made a Football League appearance. He also had time away from Home Park, loaned to both Plymouth Parkway and Tavistock. He was released by Argyle at the end of the 2022-23 season and for the following season signed for Mousehole.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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