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 Alfred Robert Davis
Born: 29 December 1898
Came from: Exeter City Went to: Retired
First game: 12 November 1927 Last game: 26 November 1927
Appearances: 3 (3/0) Goals: 0
Davis, a Plymouth-born centre-forward, is listed in Football League records as an Argyle player in 1920, but he made no senior appearances at that time, moving instead to Torquay, where he again failed to make the breakthrough. It was a case of third time lucky in Devon when he made his League bow for Exeter in 1922, scoring 18 goals in 68 appearances. After two years at St James Park he moved to Newport County, where he played 34 times and scored 20 goals, before finally making the move back to Home Park for his debut in 1927. However, after waiting 7 years, his career in green proved to be short-lived; he made just two League and one FA Cup appearances for Argyle before calling time on his footballing career.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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