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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(also known as Jack)
Born: 13 September 1905
Came from: Charlton Athletic Went to: Snowdown Colliery
First game: 23 August 1947 Last game: 01 May 1948
Appearances: 37 (37/0) Goals: 0
Oakes's career began in junior football with Teeside club Cargo Fleet and he also played for the Chilton Colliery side before joining Nottingham Forest. After a single season at the City Ground he had two spells with non-league Crook Town, either side of a year at Southend United. Following a season with Spennymoor United he finally made his mark in the professional game during two years at Aldershot Town. It was his form there that led to a move to Charlton Athletic in 1935, where he became a leading member of the team after a switch to centre-half - despite spending his entire career to that point as a centre-forward - and he helped the club win promotion to Division One in 1936. Returning to Charlton after the war, he played in the FA Cup Final in 1946 before moving to Argyle the following year at the age of 42. Despite his years, he was appointed captain and had a solid season at the heart of the Argyle defence before retiring and moving into management.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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