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: 09 December 1935
Came from: West Bromwich Albion Went to: Norwich City
First game: 16 November 1957 Last game: 18 March 1961
Appearances: 145 (145/0) Goals: 0
Barnsley signed from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 1957. Born in Bilston, Staffordshire, where his boyhood hero was Wolves and England goalkeeper Bert Williams, he was not the biggest of men, but was fearless and agile. Albion were a strong side in the fifties and he made just one appearance for them, a 3-1 defeat against a Preston side that included the great Tom Finney. Replacing the injured Harry Brown in November 1957, Barnsley created a very favourable impression, conceding 17 times in 20 games, including a run of five clean sheets. Having started 1958-59 as first choice, he was left out after a surprise 4-2 home defeat at the hands of struggling Accrington Stanley, but was recalled five matches later for the promotion run-in. Leading into the summer of 1961 he became unsettled and moved to Norwich. It was not a success, but two of his eight first team appearances for the Canaries were against Argyle over Christmas 1961. From Norwich he went to Torquay but it was not a happy return to Devon. He returned to his native Midlands and took a job outside football, playing for Bilston and Dudley.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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