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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Born: 02 February 1990
Came from: Trainee Went to: Everton
First game: 09 December 2006 Last game: 22 December 2007
Appearances: 24 (15/9) Goals: 2
A product of Argyle's youth system, Gosling made his first team debut at the age of 16 and represented England at youth level. The talented midfielder broke into the first team squad after he was included on the pre-season tour to Austria, where he made a substitute appearance against Fabio Capello's Real Madrid. Despite playing less than 25 first team games at Home Park, Gosling moved to Everton in January 2008 for a fee with add-ons that could have risen to £2 million.
Gosling scored an FA cup replay winning goal for the Toffees against Merseyside rivals Liverpool, which was famously missed by the live TV coverage when they prematurely switched to an advert break. Despite declaring undying love for Everton, Gosling signed a four-year deal with Newcastle United in July 2010, taking advantage of a contract loophole to sign as a Bosman free agent. At a time of growing financial difficulty at Home Park, this was particularly irksome for Argyle, who were due a tidy sum on any sale.
Gosling suffered with injuries in the North East and, as a result, struggled to live up to his promise as a youngster and ultimately made only five Premier League starts in four seasons with the Magpies. He did impress though from October 2013 on a three-month loan spell in the Championship with Blackpool, and following his release from Newcastle, Eddie Howe had no hesitation in making him first summer signing back on the South Coast with ambitious AFC Bournemouth on a four-year deal.
In his first season at Bournemouth, Gosling made 24 appearances and scored five goals in a campaign that ended in promotion to the Premier League. His form continued in 2015-16 and was named the 'Marathon Man' of the Premier League that season, averaging 11.98 km per 90 minutes of play, with an astonishing 13.8 km (8.6 miles) in a game against Sunderland in September 2015.
In July 2017, having chalked up 12 goals in 91 midfield appearances over three seasons, Gosling committed to a new four-year contract with Bournemouth.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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