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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Born: 28 August 1921
Came from: Leicester City Went to: Retired
First game: 31 January 1953 Last game: 07 November 1953
Appearances: 13 (13/0) Goals: 0
Jelly began his career in junior football with Belgrave United in his hometown of Leicester. During the war he represented the Royal Navy and United Services before joining Leicester City upon his discharge. He spent five years at Filbert Street without ever becoming a first team regular, but did play in the 1949 FA Cup Final. Moving to Argyle in 1951, it was 18 months before he made his debut, the form of Paddy Ratcliffe leaving Jelly with few first team opportunities. He retired after three years at Home Park.
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From Merv Collins in Melbourne, Australia on 07/07/2020 ...
When I broke a leg during school soccer in 1953, I was sent to Freedom Fields Hospital in Plymouth for a couple of weeks. While I was there, I was thrilled to have Ted Jelly, an Argyle 'star', run bingo sessions for the patients. He himself was on crutches; this might have been an injury that hastened the end of his career. Have always thought well of the man who gave his time to brighten our long, dull, recuperation hours.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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