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: 10 September 1965
Came from: Cambridge United Went to: Shrewsbury
First game: 12 August 1995 Last game: 23 December 2000
Appearances: 235 (231/4) Goals: 17
In his six seasons at Home Park, 'Hoof' was a rock at the centre of Argyle's defence and captained the side to victory in the Division Three play-off final at Wembley. He began his career with Sunderland who, 14 years later, provided the opposition for his testimonial at Home Park. He spent three years at Roker Park but only played a few games, going on loan to Halifax Town and York City whilst there. After being released by Sunderland he joined Shrewsbury Town and spent two seasons there before a move to Cambridge United. Neil Warnock had managed Huddersfield Town against Cambridge at the end of the 1994-95 season and was so impressed by Heathcote's performance that he told him he would sign him for whichever club he was managing the following season.
After arriving at Home Park and after some protracted negotiations, Warnock achieved his promise and Mick became the foundation of the team for the next five years. He was named as the club's player of the year in both 1995-96 and 1998-99. A back injury restricted his appearances over the last 18 months of his contract, and he looked set to be released. However, after regaining his fitness he was given the chance to earn a new contract by Paul Sturrock, which he did during the pre-season. Just days after his testimonial game though, and with a one-year contract on offer from Argyle, he chose to return to Shrewsbury who had offered a two-year deal. He was released after 18 months and went on to play for Colwyn Bay, Leek Town and Hucknall Town.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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