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.
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1. Came from: Essa Went to: Fulham
1. First game: 30 January 1904 Last game: 21 March 1906
2. Came from: Fulham Went to: Retired
2. First game: 02 November 1907 Last game: 28 November 1914
Appearances: 245 (245/0) Goals: 0
Plymouth-born Horne served in South Africa with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, for whom he also played football, before returning to make a name for himself in local football. A goalkeeper, he played for Tavistock and Essa, and then joined Argyle on amateur terms in January 1904. Signing a professional contract two months later, he made three appearances as understudy to Jack Robinson that season.
Ironically known as 'Tich' due to his size, Horne became the first-choice 'keeper for the next campaign but eventually lost his place following the arrival of England international John Sutcliffe. Other than a year spent with Fulham in 1906-07, Horne served as back-up to Sutcliffe for a further five seasons. During this time he was greatly in demand from other clubs but remained loyal to his home town and was rewarded when he took over as Argyle's number one in 1911.
The Argyle handbook of 1913-14 states that he "carries his 15 stone with the agility of a 3-year-old and none can tell us of a more reliable custodian. His record proves him the best in the United Kingdom". He remained the first choice until the 1914-15 season after which his career was interrupted by the outbreak of war. Despite still being on Argyle's books until 1920, he did not play again after hostilities ended and eventually retired due to ill health.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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