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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Full Name: Eric Peter Gilbert
Born: 31 July 1983
Came from: Birmingham City Went to: Leicester City
First game: 12 August 2003 Last game: 08 May 2005
Appearances: 84 (84/0) Goals: 2
Gilbert began his career as a trainee at Birmingham City but did not make a first team appearance before his move to Argyle. After arriving at Home Park in July 2003, initially on loan, he quickly established himself as first-choice left-back and was virtually ever-present over the next two seasons, helping Argyle win the Second Division title and earning himself a call-up to the Welsh under-21 team.
Gilbertís form led to interest from other clubs and he eventually was sold to Leicester City, a move that did not work out as he made just five appearances for the club. A loan move to Sheffield Wednesday followed, which led to a permanent transfer in January 2006, but he only played occasionally for the first team over the next three years and had a spell on loan at Doncaster Rovers. After his release by Wednesday he had a brief spell on a short-term contract at Oldham Athletic and then joined Northampton Town.
In 2010 Gilbert joined forces again with Paul Sturrock at Southend United, and two years later he spent a season at non-league Lincoln City, which included a loan spell back in the Football League with Dagenham & Redbridge.
In January 2014, Gilbert signed for Northern Premier League First Division South club Goole, managed by his former teammate Curtis Woodhouse. Later that year, he travelled to California, where he played in two friendly matches for then USL Pro League, Western Conference (later renamed the USL Championship) club Sacramento Republic.
Having hung up his boots, he studied for a BSc Hons in Broadcasting & Sports Writing before becoming a Professional Development Phase coach, and joined West Bromwich Albion Academy's coaching staff as assistant coach to their under-18s in 2018.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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