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: Thomas Cleghorn
Came from: Portsmouth Went to: Appointed Trainer
First game: 29 February 1904 Last game: 11 February 1905
Appearances: 5 (5/0) Goals: 0
Cleghorn was born in Leith, Edinburgh in 1871 and began his career with hometown club, Leith Athletic. He joined Blackburn Rovers in 1894 and made a name for himself as a tough tackling left-half. After 45 appearances during two years with Blackburn, he joined Liverpool in 1896 where he played more than 50 games over three seasons.
In 1898 he signed for Portsmouth where he later played under Frank Brettell. When, in 1903, Brettell took over as manager of Argyle, he recommended Cleghorn for the position of team trainer and noted that he could also serve as a reserve half-back. This he did for three seasons, playing a handful of first team games in addition to his coaching duties. As a player he was known as dour, experienced and everlasting; as a coach, clever, conscientious and well esteemed by all.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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