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 August 1894
Came from: Everton Went to: Bristol Rovers
First game: 14 March 1925 Last game: 04 May 1929
Appearances: 166 (166/0) Goals: 54
Born in Leith, now a district of Edinburgh, Forbes could play at inside or outside-right or through the middle as a centre-forward. He started his career with Leith Athletic and also played for Heart of Midlothian before moving south in 1922 for 14 games in two years with Everton. With Goodison Park teammate Jack Cock, he then made the long move to Home Park, spending five seasons in green and clocking up 166 games and 54 goals. In 1929 he moved to Bristol Rovers where he made over 60 appearances in a year long stay, and then returned north of the border with Leith. However, a second spell in England ensued when he joined Northampton Town in 1932 to make another 35 Football League appearances before returning to finish his career with Airdrieonians.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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