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: 08 October 1910
Came from: Sheffield United Went to: Luton Town
First game: 02 September 1935 Last game: 04 January 1936
Appearances: 14 (14/0) Goals: 0
As a boy, Gooney was selected twice for England Schoolboys and captained the national side at Under-15 level. The Sheffield-born half-back then played local football for Grimsthorpe Wesleyans and Norton Woodseats until he was old enough to sign a professional contract with one of his home city's teams. After four years and 132 appearances for Sheffield United, he was lured south by Bob Jack in 1934, but played a largely supporting role to Archie Gorman and John McNeil. After just 14 appearances for the Pilgrims, Gooney was one of three players who moved from Home Park to Luton Town in February 1936, along with Will Godfrey and Frank Sloan. He made just four appearances for the Bedfordshire side in 1935 and was injured in his last, coming just days before the club's famous 12-0 win against Bristol Rovers in which Joe Payne scored ten. He left at the end of the season, after which a reoccurring injury forced him to retire from the game at the age of 25. He spent several years unemployed before embarking on a 30-year long career with the Sheffield Corporation Electricity Department.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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