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.
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Born: 02 March 1897
Came from: Durham City Went to: Burnley
First game: 08 September 1920 Last game: 28 April 1923
Appearances: 111 (111/0) Goals: 10
Hill joined up with Moses Russell in the Argyle defence for the first season of League football in 1920-21 after playing as an amateur with Durham City. Despite spending only three seasons at Home Park, he is regarded as one of the outstanding players in the club's history. At six foot three inches, he was a powerfully built and imposing centre-half. His height was an advantage in both defence and attack, where he induced panic at corners and free-kicks, but for such a large man he was also extremely skilful. Hill moved on to Burnley and adjusted to top flight football with great ease. He quickly became a key part of the Clarets' defence and made his England debut in 1925 against a Welsh side that contained Russell. A further ten England caps came his way, as well as the England captaincy. Hill also played for Newcastle United, Bradford City and Hull City.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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