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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Born: 24 October 1905
Came from: Devon County Went to: Gillingham
First game: 17 September 1927 Last game: 16 April 1932
Appearances: 34 (34/0) Goals: 0
The Plymouth-born goalkeeper played locally for Plymouth St Thomas, Torpoint and Devon County, and records also suggest he was registered with Exeter City, but he made no senior appearances for them. Stanbury's five years at Home Park began in 1927, but like Walter Cook, Arthur Lee and Jack Thomson, he was up against the almost immovable Fred Craig, practically guaranteeing a role as second fiddle. Stanbury's appearances came in the two seasons at each end of his stay, with three barren campaigns in between. Of all Argyle's 'keepers to back up Craig, Stanbury could probably claim most success; his 26 appearances in 1926-27 meant he eclipsed Craig's games that season. However, despite staying at Home Park beyond Craig's departure to Barrow after 18 years with the club, Stanbury made just seven appearances in 1931-32 due to the emergence of Harry Cann and the capture of the vastly experienced Scottish international Bill Harper. It was time to move on and records show his final two clubs were Gillingham in 1933 and Crystal Palace in 1936, for whom he is listed as making just a single appearance each.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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