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: Arthur Heward Roadley
Born: 15 December 1891
Came from: Royal Navy Went to: Royal Navy
First game: 08 September 1919 Last game: 13 September 1919
Appearances: 2 (2/0) Goals: 0
Roadley was born in Loughborough in 1891. Newspaper reports show him playing in goal for Loughborough Corinthians 20 years later and he was a member of the Corinthians side that won the Leicestershire Senior League Championship in 1912-1913. In the following season he played at least once for Leicestershire side Whitwick Imperial.
Roadley appeared in an Argyle pre-season trial match in August 1919 and was reported to have had "a sound game". Three weeks later he played in goal in two Southern League games, covering for the injured Fred Craig, whilst also serving in the Royal Navy according to W.S. Tonkin's 'All About Argyle'. But his stay in Plymouth was short-lived; newspaper reports in November 1919 show that he was back playing for Loughborough Corinthians.
Footnote: the image is an extract of a photo of the Loughborough Corinthians team that won the Leicestershire Senior Cup six years before his time in Plymouth. Grateful thanks to volunteers at Loughborough Library for their help.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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