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 had 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: 18 September 1975
Came from: Birmingham City Went to: Birmingham City
First game: 19 December 1998 Last game: 13 February 1999
Appearances: 9 (8/1) Goals: 3
A young striker who joined Argyle on-loan from Birmingham City just in time for Christmas 1998, Forinton enjoyed a memorable two months at Home Park.
Released by Oxford United in 1994, the Boston-born centre-forward ended up at Yeovil Town - then a non-league club - and promptly scored 23 goals in 25 games. Naturally his list of Football League suitors grew with every strike, and it was Birmingham City manager Trevor Francis who eventually took the plunge, forking out £75,000 for his signature. Forinton top-scored for City's reserves in his debut season, but his first team chances were restricted and Argyle boss Kevin Hodges made a successful loan approach in a bid to bolster his side's faltering promotion challenge. The then 23-year-old found the net three times in eight starts in a green shirt, but that two of them came in a pair of Devon derbies against Exeter City drastically inflated his stock among Argyle fans. So much so that, despite Francis insisting Forinton was not for sale, a group of Argyle supporters attempted to raise the cash to buy him - an admirable effort that was doomed to failure considering his manager's resolute stance.
Despite once again leading the scoring charts in the reserves at St Andrew's, Forinton was eventually sold to Peterborough United for £250,000. He endured an injury hit three years at London Road, scoring 10 goals in 50 games, and following brief spells at Torquay and back at Yeovil, he drifted back into non-league football and eventually retired in 2009 after two years at Banbury United.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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