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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Full Name: John Thomas Hakin
Came from: Grimsby Town Went to: Portsmouth
First game: 05 September 1908 Last game: 24 April 1909
Appearances: 40 (40/0) Goals: 17
Hakin was born in Mexborough in 1882 and began his career with local side Mexborough Town. In 1906 he signed for Grimsby Town and made 58 appearances at inside-left over the next two years, scoring 16 goals. In the summer of 1908 he moved to Home Park, the club handbook memorably describing him as "not very tall but built like a castle, is absolutely fearless and has a penchant for worrying goalkeepers".
Hakin had a good goalscoring record, including a hat-trick against Exeter City, but spent just one season at Home Park because he turned down a contract offer from the club, choosing instead to sign for Portsmouth. He also went on to play for Rotherham County.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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