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: 23 March 1957
Came from: Carlisle United Went to: Newport County
First game: 26 March 1983 Last game: 11 May 1985
Appearances: 114 (109/5) Goals: 25
Tommy Tynan's strike partner in the 1984 run to the FA Cup Semi-Final, Staniforth joined Argyle from Carlisle United. Arguably, his most famous moment came during that Cup run when he hit both posts with a searing effort in the draw with Derby County at Home Park. He had begun his career with hometown club Hull City, but when he could not win a regular place in the team moved on to York City. His goalscoring record there led to his transfer to Carlisle and despite being a key part of the team, he was allowed to move to Argyle following a change of manager. Staniforth was voted Argyle's Player of the Year in 1983-84 but when his contract expired at the end of the following season, he rejected the club's offer and was sold to Newport County. Two years later he returned to York City where he ended his professional career, going on to play for North Ferriby United.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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