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: Barrington Edward Hayles
Born: 17 May 1972
Came from: Millwall Went to: Leicester City
First game: 05 August 2006 Last game: 26 December 2007
Appearances: 66 (61/5) Goals: 16
Born in Lambeth, Hayles began his football with Willesden Hawkeye and then Stevenage Borough, where he made his mark in their 1996 FA Cup run. Spotted by Ian Holloway, he signed for Bristol Rovers the following year. After scoring 38 goals in 81 games for the Pirates he moved to Fulham for a reported £2 million fee and helped the club gain promotion from Division Two to the Premiership.
After six seasons, 214 games and 57 goals for Fulham he was released on a free transfer and moved to Sheffield United in the summer of 2004, but failed to settle and after just a month of the new season, moved back to his native London to sign for Millwall. A serious knee injury kept him on the sidelines for four months in his second season at the New Den but he still amassed 60 appearances (17 goals) in his two years at Millwall before joining Holloway at Argyle in the summer of 2006.
Hayles, capped ten times by Jamaica, finished his first season at Home Park as the club's leading goalscorer, but he left at the end of 2007 to join Holloway for a third time after the manager's shock move to Leicester City. Hayles only scored twice in 30 games over a season and a half with the Foxes, which included two loan spells with Cheltenham Town before joining the Gloucestershire club full-time in July 2009.
His career in the senior game ended a year later, dropping into non-league football with Truro City, where he spent two successful seasons and helped the club win promotion to the Conference South (tier 6). He had two further spells with Truro, interspersed with a half-season at St Albans City and a season with Arlesey Town.
In June 2015 Hayles joined Chesham United as a player/coach, where the barnstorming striker was still going strong at the ripe old age of 44. After two seasons with Chesham, including an emotional return and substitute appearance in an FA Cup victory at Bristol Rovers in November 2015, Hayles signed for Hellenic League side Windsor as a player-coach in July 2017.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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