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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Full Name: James Nodwell Kirkpatrick
Born: 30 November 1887
1. Came from: Dumfries Went to: Career interrupted by WW1
1. First game: 16 September 1911 Last game: 24 April 1915
2. Came from: Career interrupted by WW1 Went to: Torquay United
2. First game: 01 September 1919 Last game: 29 March 1924
Appearances: 194 (194/0) Goals: 10
Kirkpatrick was born in Dumfries in 1887 and began his career with his hometown club. In 1911 he joined Argyle and spent nine seasons with the club, either side of World War One. A consistent performer at outside-right, he was a regular member of the first team until hostilities broke out in 1914. The 1913-14 club handbook memorably stated of Kirkpatrick: "A model wing player, possessed of speed, cleverness and daring. Admits he isn't big, but says he is made of the right stuff, and is proud of Dumfries, which we believe is in Scotland."
During the war he worked at, and played for, the Devonport Dockyard before returning to Home Park at the end of the conflict. Over the next five seasons he found his first team opportunities increasingly limited and in 1924 followed Argyle team-mate Harry Raymond, the new Torquay United player-manager, to Plainmoor, where he ended his career.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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