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.
Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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Born: 15 November 1960
Came from: West Bromwich Albion Went to: Rotherham United
First game: 28 March 1987 Last game: 01 October 1988
Appearances: 50 (40/10) Goals: 11
'Lurch' as he was affectionately known to Argyle fans, no doubt due to his 6' 4'' height, was born in Maltby and served his apprenticeship as a forward with Rotherham United. Failing to make a league appearance in a two-year spell from 1978-80, he then moved to Gainsborough Trinity. Moving on to Sheffield United in November 1980, he spent a year and a half at Bramall Lane without making his league debut and then moved south to join Dave Bassett's burgeoning 'Crazy Gang' at Wimbledon, where he partnered Alan Cork. His spell at Plough Lane coincided with The Dons' meteoric rise from Fourth Division to First during which he made 175 appearances, scoring 50 times. He was sold, prior to Wimbledon's bow in the top-flight, to West Bromwich Albion for £60,000, but his spell at The Hawthorns was brief, scoring once in less than a season, before moving to Home Park for £50,000.
Evans is perhaps most fondly remembered for his late winner in a spirited 3-2 comeback win against Manchester City at Home Park in January 1988. In November 1988, a decade after his original dalliance with Millmoor, he signed for Rotherham for £40,000, going on to make 65 appearances and scoring 14 goals across three seasons. Evans returned briefly to the West Country to sign for Torquay United on loan in 1991 and played in The Gulls' Wembley Play-Off win against Blackpool. He left Rotherham in September 1991 to sign for his last league club, Crewe Alexandra, helping them to promotion from the fourth tier in the 1993-94 season. He then moved into non-league football with Denaby United in the North East Counties League, with whom he won the title in 1996-97. He later played for Maltby Main and Parkgate in the same league and was also player-manager of Parkgate from 2002-2004.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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