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: Rhys Bowles Shirley
Born: 18 January 2003
Came from: Trainee Went to:
First game: 07 August 2021 Last game: 07 November 2021
Appearances: 9 (3/6) Goals: 1
From Gunnislake, Shirley began his football in the Devon Junior and Minor League with Callington Colts and then Marine Academy Plymouth, where his express pace brought him to Argyle's attention. He also attended the Independent Football Academy (IFA) in Saltash.
At the age of 16 in the summer of 2019, Shirley joined Argyle's academy, where he signed a full-time apprenticeship contract. However, his bright start with the under-18s was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with football severely impacted throughput most of 2020 and early 2021. In the summer of 2021, Shirley enjoyed pre-season training sessions with the senior squad, and was selected for warm-up friendlies, most notably scoring a fine goal in Argyle's 7-0 win at Saltash.
Having impressed manager Ryan Lowe, the 18-year-old striker was rewarded with a place on the bench for the first team's early matches in the 2021-22 season, and made his Football League debut as a 76th minute substitute at Rotherham in the first game of the campaign. Later that August he scored his first senior goal, in a 4-1 EFL Cup defeat at Swansea.
However, after the high of that goal in Wales, he was released by Argyle in July 2022 having made nine appearances and scoring that single goal, in all competitions.
Eschewing the oft-traditional move into local non-league, he moved Stateside to study at Eastern Florida State College, where he also played for their "soccer" team, Eastern Florida State College Titans.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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