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: 20 May 1986
Came from: Southampton Went to: Southampton
First game: 05 February 2005 Last game: 23 April 2005
Appearances: 14 (10/4) Goals: 4
A product of the Oxford United youth system, Blackstock transferred to Southampton before playing a first team game. Despite establishing himself in the Southampton squad, he was twice sent on loan, first to Argyle and then to Derby County, and impressed with his goalscoring ability during both moves. Still unable to win a regular place for Saints, he was sold to Queens Park Rangers. His form for QPR led to an England under-21 call-up and he scored 32 goals in 116 games across three seasons there before joining Nottingham Forest in 2009, initially on loan.
Despite having represented England at international youth level, Blackstock went on to play for the Antigua and Barbuda national team, qualifying through his grandfather, who was born on the island of Antigua. A proven Championship striker, he signed a new four and a half-year contract with Forest in January 2013. In the following October he was loaned to Leeds United but this spell was curtailed due a season-ending knee injury. He also missed the start of the 2014–15 campaign as he struggled to shake off his knee problem but within a few months was back as a regular at the City Ground.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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