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: John Smith
1. Came from: Barnsley Went to: Career interrupted by WW2
1. First game: 31 August 1935 Last game: 11 May 1940
2. Came from: Career interrupted by WW2 Went to: Retired
2. First game: 19 January 1946 Last game: 16 February 1946
Appearances: 113 (113/0) Goals: 22
The inside-right was born in the colliery village of Littletown, east of Durham. He started his career in local non-league football in the North East with Sherburn Hill and then West Stanley in County Durham. However his performances soon brought him to the attention of League teams, and he was signed by Barnsley in 1932. The step-up proved seamless and he went on to make 104 appearances, scoring 26 times in a two-year spell. He moved to Home Park in 1935 and made 82 League and Cup appearances, scoring nine times, before the Second World War interrupted the 1939-40 season and effectively ended his Football League career, although he did play regularly in the 1939-40 South West Regional League and a further two games in the Football League South season of 1945-46.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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