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: 11 May 1954
Came from: Portsmouth Went to: Bolton Wanderers
First game: 03 March 1990 Last game: 10 March 1990
Appearances: 3 (3/0) Goals: 0
Gregory was brought in by manager Ken Brown in January 1990 on a short-term playing contract, having been relieved of his managerial duties at Portsmouth earlier in the month. A fortnight later, Brown was sacked and without a game in green to his name, the former England midfielder agreed to step up as caretaker manager at Home Park. Two defeats later, David Kemp was appointed as the Pilgrims' new man in charge, and only then did Gregory make his Argyle debut.
Born in Scunthorpe in 1954, Gregory turned professional with Fourth Division Northampton Town in May 1972. After 187 appearances, he signed for Aston Villa in June 1977. After 2 years and 65 matches for the First Division side, he joined newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion for £250,000 in 1979, playing 72 times and helping them stay in the top flight. In June 1981, he signed for Queens Park Rangers and entered the most successful period of his playing career, playing in the 1982 FA Cup final (in which QPR were beaten by Tottenham) and winning a Second Division championship medal in 1983. This promotion also brought him six England caps. After 161 appearances and 36 goals for QPR, Gregory left Loftus Road in November 1985 to join Derby County, where he played another 103 games, scoring 22 goals, and winning another Second Division championship medal in 1987. He was appointed player-manager at Portsmouth in January 1989 but things did not go well and he was dismissed a year later.
Gregory was soon snapped up by Ken Brown at Home Park, in the hope that his considerable experience would be the ingredient needed to end a run of one win in 16 games. However, Brown was soon gone, and with Gregory in charge and the poor run now on 17, another two defeats were added before David Kemp was appointed at the beginning of March 1990. Gregory did not depart Home Park, however; the 35-year-old made his debut for Argyle in Kemp's first match in charge a few days later, a 3-0 home win against Sunderland. That was Gregory's first League appearance in nearly two years, and he played twice more, losing away to Brighton and at home to Swindon before leaving Plymouth.
A further brief, non-contract spell with Bolton Wanderers followed towards the end of the 1989-1990 season, and he then joined the coaching staff at Leicester City. In 1994, he took a similar job at Aston Villa, leaving to become manager of Wycombe Wanderers in October 1996. Having guided Wycombe to Second Division safety, he was appointed manager of Aston Villa in 1998 and of Derby County in 2002. Dismissed by Derby County in 2003, he worked as a football pundit for Sky until, in September 2006, he was appointed manager of his old club QPR until his dismissal in October 2007.
After leaving the Hoops in 2007, he had a peripatetic managerial career. After a couple of years out of the game he was appointed manager at Israeli side Maccabi Ahi Nazareth in 2009 but left after they were relegated, before then being offered a three-year deal at fellow Israeli side FC Ashdod in 2010. However, with Ashdod on the verge of relegation he left in 2011 and took over at Almaty-based Kazakhstan side FC Kairat in June 2011, but left by the December.
In December 2013, following another couple of years out of the game, he returned to English football as manager of Crawley Town. Ten months later it was announced that he required open heart surgery, and although the operation to replace a valve in January 2015 was successful, he left the club at the end of the season.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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