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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Born: 14 March 1953
1. Came from: Stoke City Went to: Stoke City
1. First game: 21 December 1979 Last game: 26 January 1980
2. Came from: Stoke City Went to: Halifax Town
2. First game: 17 October 1981 Last game: 26 February 1983
Appearances: 71 (67/4) Goals: 26
Cook was a Hartlepool-born forward with an unusual beginning to his football career: he started out as a prolific marksman for the now defunct Greek-influenced South African side Hellenic, for whom he scored 46 goals in 64 appearances in the leagues around Cape Town. This proved enough to earn him a chance back in England with Stoke City, to whom he moved in 1977. In a four-year spell at The Victoria Ground, he played 30 times, scoring five goals. During his time in the Potteries, he had two loan spells: to Bradford City in 1978-79 where he played eight times, scoring once, and to Argyle in 1979-80 where he scored five goals in seven games. After leaving Stoke City permanently in 1981, he elected to return to Home Park and continued to score regularly over the following two seasons. He then returned north with Halifax Town for a two-year stay before moving into non-league football in the twilight of his career with Worksop Town, North Ferriby United and Ferryhill Athletic.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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