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.
Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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Born: 21 July 1978
Came from: Trainee Went to: Coventry City
First game: 03 December 1994 Last game: 09 September 1995
Appearances: 4 (1/3) Goals: 0
Having a famous father at the same club can often be a heavy cross to bear for young footballers, and so it proved for Samuel Shilton, the younger son of then Argyle boss Peter. With the Pilgrims enduring a nightmare 1994/95 campaign, it was chairman Dan McCauley who called for the promotion of winger Sam from the club's reserves. But McCauley had to twist the arm of his manager, who was wary of nepotism claims, to throw his young son into the unfolding relegation dogfight.
The 16-year-old Sam duly made his senior debut in a 2-1 home win against Bournemouth in December 1994. But when his father was suspended over a tax row in January 1995, Sam was reluctant to stay at the club and he joined Coventry City for £125,000 later that year. He failed to make the grade in the Midlands, and went on to make more than 130 appearances in the lower leagues with Hartlepool and Kidderminster.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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