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.
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Born: 26 September 1956
Came from: Apprentice Went to: Derby County
First game: 20 February 1974 Last game: 20 October 1981
Appearances: 248 (234/14) Goals: 6
Plymouth-born Foster was a prolific goalscorer in schoolboy football and seemed destined to be a star. He progressed from the Argyle youth team to reserve football and had a loan spell with Torquay United but could not break into the Argyle first team. A change of position to centre-back, however, saw him become a regular in the side in the 1977–78 season and, other than when he suffered a broken leg, he was virtually ever-present over the following four years. Although he had a relatively small stature for a central defender, Foster was an extremely competitive player who would never allow the opposition time or space. After losing his place at Home Park, he had a loan spell with Exeter City before a transfer to Derby County. Moving on to Mansfield Town just a year later, he spent ten years at the club, ending up as their player-manager, a role he also filled with Telford United before moving into scouting.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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