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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Came from: Woolwich Arsenal Went to: Bristol Rovers
First game: 12 October 1904 Last game: 28 April 1906
Appearances: 41 (41/0) Goals: 12
Owens was born in Crook, County Durham in 1881 and played for local sides Darlington, Bishop Auckland and Crook Town before joining Woolwich Arsenal in 1901. He played just nine times for Arsenal, scoring twice, and moved on to Argyle in May 1904.
A centre-forward, the Argyle handbook of 1905-06 describes him as "a veritable terror to goalkeepers when within shooting distance" and that his "youth, physique, pace and knowledge of the game point to a particularly bright future". After two seasons at Home Park, with only a fair goalscoring record, he signed for Bristol Rovers, where he scored 6 goals in 17 games during his only season with the club. In 1907/08 he played for Crystal Palace and netted 8 times in 22 appearances, before returning to Darlington to finish his career.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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