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: 13 November 1903
Came from: Newport County Went to: Newport County
First game: 27 February 1926 Last game: 14 April 1934
Appearances: 214 (214/0) Goals: 13
A leading member of the Argyle team in the second half of the 1920s and a near-permanent member of the Pilgrims' half-back line, McKenzie was not blessed with great pace but like many slower players he had the footballing brain to compensate. Born in Lochee in the west of Dundee, he started his career with Scottish junior side Lochee United before joining Newport County, for whom he played 67 times between 1924 and 1925. He the moved to Home Park due to an emerging financial crisis at Newport – his transfer, a record for the Welsh club at the time, helped secure their future.
McKenzie provided sterling service in nearly nine years at Home Park, making over 200 appearances for the club. When his Argyle days were over he returned briefly to play for Newport County again, but his family were settled in the Plymouth area and he returned to the city after his career finished. Some years on his son was selected for England Schools' rugby team whilst at school in Devonport.
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From Keith Thomas in Pontypridd on 04/07/2021 ...
Fred lived just across the road and often talked about Argyle, and a nice man to talk to about the Argyle of his era. He would ask me about how Argyle was doing these days. Great memories.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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