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: James Steven Wilson
Born: 26 February 1989
Came from: Ipswich Town Went to: Bristol Rovers
First game: 07 August 2021 Last game: 07 May 2023
Appearances: 95 (90/5) Goals: 1
Born in Chepstow, Wilson began his career in the youth system at Bristol City, although his Football League debut came in August 2008 when on loan at Brentford, where the 19-year-old helped the Bees to the League Two title during his three-months at Griffin Park.
He returned to Bristol to make his debut for the Robins in November 2008, but re-joined Brentford on a half-season loan in League One the following season. He then found it hard to re-establish a place in City's side until the 2011-12 campaign, when he notched up 23 Championship and cup appearances.
Capped for Wales at under-19 and under-21 levels, Wilsonís development at Ashton Gate earned him a call-up for his country's senior side in October 2013, making his debut in a 1-1 draw against Belgium in a World Cup qualifier in Brussels, where he appeared as a 57th minute substitute to face the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.
Following a month's loan at nearby Cheltenham Town, Wilson made a permanent switch to Oldham Athletic in January 2014, and hardly missed a League One game over the next two and a half years. In the summer of 2016, after 109 appearances in Greater Manchester, he rejected a further contract offer and instead moved to Sheffield United, where he won a League One winnerís medal in his first season with the club.
Finding first team opportunities limited after the Bladesí elevation to the Championship, Wilson enjoyed a successful loan move to Walsall before joining Lincoln City on a permanent deal in January 2018. A broken ankle limited his first team opportunities but he recovered to make 16 appearances for the Imps in their 2018-19 League Two title-winning season, pipping Ryan Lowe and Steven Schumacherís Bury to the title.
In August 2019 Wilson moved on to Ipswich Town, where he was a regular in his first season with the club, a campaign that was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite an injury that kept him out for four months of his second season, Wilson was named in May 2021 as Ipswich's Player of the Year. However, just days later, he was released by the Suffolk Club.
Ryan Lowe was quick to react. Having identified Wilson as his first-choice target, the Argyle manager signed the 32-year-old centre-back a fortnight later, so becoming the Pilgrims' first new face of the summer.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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