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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Born: 11 March 1941
Came from: Crystal Palace Went to: St Mirren
First game: 13 March 1971 Last game: 12 October 1974
Appearances: 139 (138/1) Goals: 10
Provan arrived at Home Park on a free transfer from Crystal Palace in 1971 after starring for Glasgow Rangers earlier in his career. He had been playing for Bonnyvale Star whilst training with Rangers, before being taken on as a professional in 1959. Twelve years and more than 250 games later, including European appearances for his club and caps for his country, he was released and moved south to sign for Palace.
After just one appearance at Selhurst Park he joined Argyle, initially on loan, where his experience proved a great influence on the club. After nearly four years at Home Park he joined St Mirren as player-coach and then assistant coach, both under Alex Ferguson. His football career then continued back with Glasgow Rangers as chief scout from 1978 to 1983.
In 1987 Provan became the manager of Albion Rovers and led them to the Scottish Second Division title (third tier) in the 1988-89 season.
He left the Lanarkshire club in 1991 and in his later years was again associated with Glasgow Rangers, working closely with the hospitality department.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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