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: 05 June 1921
Came from: Middlesbrough Went to: Walsall
First game: 01 November 1947 Last game: 16 April 1955
Appearances: 271 (271/0) Goals: 81
Dews came down from Middlesbrough to join Argyle in the autumn of 1947. His game was based on the basic ethos of hard work, commitment and a desire to be in the thick of the action all over the field. He was extremely versatile, and even took over in goal in one match against Rotherham when Les Major was forced out with an injury. Dews evolved into a prolific goal-scorer in his later Argyle days after a consistent, but unspectacular first three years at Home Park. He was surprisingly sold to Walsall in 1955, but the move did not work out and he retired after just one season with the club. Possibly an even finer cricketer than he was a footballer, Dews' seasons always ended early to allow him to play for Worcestershire over the summer. He spent 15 years playing county cricket and was considered unfortunate never to have been called up by England.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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