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: John William Archer
Born: 24 July 1908
Came from: Coventry City Went to: R.A.F.
First game: 26 November 1938 Last game: 08 June 1940
Appearances: 51 (51/0) Goals: 9
Born in Wednesbury, left-half Archer started locally with Walsall, playing 29 times in the 1929-30 season. He moved to Everton in 1932, but played just 15 times in three years before returning to the Midlands to sign for Coventry City, where he played 76 times between 1936 and 1938. He then made the move to Home Park, clocking up just over a half a century of appearances in two seasons and scoring a respectable nine goals. His spell in green was cut short by the Second World War, with his first season in the Football League and his second playing regularly in the South West Regional League, after which his footballing career was ended by his call-up to the RAF.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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