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: Michael Thomas Noon
Came from: Aston Villa Went to: Leyton
First game: 01 September 1906 Last game: 27 April 1907
Appearances: 39 (39/0) Goals: 0
Noon was born in Burton-on-Trent in 1876 and played for Coalville Town before joining hometown club Burton Swifts in 1897. He played 35 times over the next two seasons before signing for Aston Villa in 1899. A versatile defender who could play at right-back, right-half or left-back, he made 84 appearances for Villa in almost seven years with the club.
Noon moved to Home Park in the summer of 1906 and was a regular member of the first team during his only season with the club, as well as serving as vice-captain. The Argyle handbook described him as "an artist of the first flight and a great general in every degree ... his wonderful speed and ability must stand him good and in the best of company". With Argyle facing severe financial difficulties he moved on to Leyton, his last recorded club.
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From Michael Noon in Hugglescote, Leicestershire on 04/07/2014 ...
My grandfather was Michael Noon as listed in your Greens on Screen pages. I researched my family tree some years ago but only very recently have I been aware of your pages. I have much information about my grandfather which is mostly family based. Information relating to his footballing career, though well known within the family, has been sparce though I have managed to add to it substantially over recent years.
I write to correct a very minor point in that Michael was in fact born on 16th December 1875 in Whitwick, Leicestershire and not in Burton in 1876. This minor error is repeated on many web pages I have come across. I do have a copy of his birth certificate to back up this information.
Naturally I would be most interested should you be in possession of other information you think I could be interested in.
With kind regards
Added by Steve: Unfortunately, that's one of the problems with the internet, Michael. Mistakes can easily spread, and we haven't helped in the respect, so many thanks for putting us straight!
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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