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 October 1970
Came from: Blackburn Rovers Went to: Wrexham
First game: 22 August 1992 Last game: 06 May 1995
Appearances: 68 (54/14) Goals: 5
Searching for a skilful winger to add sheen to his newly relegated squad, manager Peter Shilton borrowed Craig Skinner from Blackburn Rovers in August 1992 - initially on a one-month loan deal. Skinner, who had been with Blackburn since signing as a schoolboy, was outstanding on his debut for Shilton's men - catching the eye on the right wing in a mouth-watering 3-0 defeat of Bradford City. But despite his hugely promising baptism, Skinner's Home Park career would never quite hit the same heady heights.
Just a few months after signing permanently in the deal that took Argyle captain Nicky Marker to Ewood Park, Skinner's brother was involved in a life-threatening car accident in Australia. Upon his return from that enforced five-week leave of absence, Skinner picked up a serious ankle injury in an FA Cup match at Ipswich and was out for nine months. He made occasional appearances during the playoff season of 1993/94, but by then he had fallen out with Shilton and his assistant John McGovern. The managerial duo's exit saw Skinner flourish in the relegation season of 94/95, but the arrival of Neil Warnock saw most of Shilton's signings shipped out - and Skinner was no exception. He joined Wrexham in the summer of 1995, where he spent four years, before seeing out his career at York, Leigh and Northwich. He went on to work for the LFE (League Football Education), where he managed educational programmes for football apprentices.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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