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.
Can you help? This page is the result of the best endeavours of all concerned. If you spot a mistake or know of facts to add, or have a better photo, please get in touch using 'Contact Us' (top, right).
Full Name: Arthur Leonard Davies
Born: 03 January 1905
1. Came from: Exeter City Went to: Southport
1. First game: 31 August 1935 Last game: 16 January 1937
2. Came from: Southport Went to: Died
2. First game: 27 August 1938 Last game: 29 April 1939
Appearances: 36 (36/0) Goals: 0
The Wallasey-born goalkeeper had two spells with Argyle in a career that ended when his life was cut tragically short.
Davies started his youth career with Harrowby before signing for the newly-formed New Brighton as a schoolboy during its first seasons in the Football League. He then drifted out of the League and signed briefly for Flint Town before being given a second chance by Everton in 1926, and it's a chance he took, making 90 appearances in a three-year spell, including a Football League Championship medal in their 1927-28 title-winning season. Whilst at the club he was also selected for a Football League representative side against their Irish counterparts in a match played at Everton's ground in September 1929. Leaving Goodison Park shortly after, he signed for Exeter City in 1930 and firmly established himself as the club's number one. He played 165 times in a four-year spell at St James Park and was a key part of the famous City side that reached the FA Cup quarter finals in 1931.
Davies was signed for Argyle by Robert Jack in 1935 and made 21 appearances across two seasons, sharing duties with Harry Cann and James Foley. Returning to the Merseyside area in 1937, he made seven appearances for Southport, but his return home was short-lived and he re-joined Argyle in 1938 to make a further 14 appearances under Jack Tresadern, following long-serving Jack's retirement. The lure of more first team football than his first spell at Home Park was unlikely to have been the draw as he was one of four keepers used by the club in the 1938-39 season, along with Messrs Cann and Foley - still at the club from his first spell - and George Wright.
A clue to his return probably lies in the fact that he had married Frances Trevor at St Andrew's Church during his first spell at the club, in July 1936, and his wife went on to give birth to their son Keith in August 1939. Sadly Arthur Davies died from peritonitis and a perforated duodenal ulcer at the terribly young age of 35, whilst still registered with the club, on 10th February 1940 - just 10 months after his last Argyle game - leaving a young widow with a 'babe in arms'.
If you can add to this profile, perhaps with special memories, a favourite story or the results of your original research, please contribute here.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
Greens on Screen is run as a service to fellow supporters, in all good faith, without commercial or private gain. I have no wish to abuse copyright regulations and apologise unreservedly if this occurs. If you own any of the material used on this site, and object to its inclusion, please get in touch using the 'Contact Us' button at the top of each page.