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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Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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Born: 21 December 1958
Came from: Huddersfield Town Went to: Bury
First game: 02 September 1995 Last game: 05 April 1997
Appearances: 27 (27/0) Goals: 0
Blackwell arrived in Plymouth in the summer of 1995 as part of new manager Neil Warnock's Home Park overhaul following the disastrous Peter Shilton era.
Signed as a player-coach and 36 years old at the time, Blackwell's registration as a player was expected to be nothing more than a cautionary measure. However, the erratic form of the newly signed Nicky Hammond as the 1995-96 season began with six straight defeats saw Warnock call on the steady pair of hands sat next to him in the dugout. Blackwell made his debut in a 5-0 win at Bury, an auspicious start that sparked a nine-match unbeaten run in the league - with the veteran keeper providing a much-needed calming presence between the posts. Sadly, Blackwell's season was ended by injury in January that season, and he was replaced by Australian loanee Andy Petterson and eventually Steve Cherry.
Blackwell remained at Home Park as Mick Jones' assistant following the sacking of Warnock in February 1997, but made just four more appearances for the club and left when Kevin Hodges was appointed manager in July 1998. He had spells as assistant manager at Bury, Sheffield United and Leeds, before replacing Peter Reid as No.1 at the Elland Road club. He went on to manage Luton Town and Sheffield United.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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