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: 15 April 1940
Came from: Swindon Town Went to: Retired
First game: 31 March 1962 Last game: 17 September 1966
Appearances: 90 (90/0) Goals: 8
Corbett was brought to Home Park in 1962 by Ellis Stuttard, with whom he had previously worked at Swindon Town. Beginning his career as a junior with the Wiltshire club, he worked his way into the first team and made over 60 appearances during his four years there. After joining Argyle he made a big impression in his first two seasons and his displays on the wing made him a crowd favourite. However, a series of injuries restricted his appearances for the next three years, culminating in a broken leg that sadly led to his early retirement from the game.
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From John Pickford in Sainghin-en-Mélantois, France on 16/04/2017 ...
Dave Corbett was a winger in an era of dashing Argyle wingers - Micky Lill, Peter Anderson, Nicky Jennings, Ken Maloy and Barrie Jones all played with Dave, who endeared himself to the Home Park faithful by invariably managing to get one of his trademark hanging crosses in, however unlikely or unpromising the situation seemed. This was especially welcome to the likes of George Kirby and Frank Lord, who thrived on his service.
In November 1962 the England U-23 side played Belgium at Home Park and it was strongly rumoured that Dave Corbett would be capped, as often happened with 'home' ... More
From John Eales in Plymouth on 02/03/2021 ...
Dave Corbett sadly died on April 13th, 2020 - just two days shy of his 80th birthday.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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