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: 15 February 1934
Came from: West Ham United Went to: Orient
First game: 27 September 1966 Last game: 03 February 1968
Appearances: 27 (27/0) Goals: 2
Bloomfield began his career with non-league Hayes and had a spell with Walthamstow Avenue before joining Brentford in 1952. Over the next two seasons he displayed great promise at the inside-forward position and, after Brentford were relegated in 1954, was sold to Arsenal. Within twelve months he was a first team regular at Highbury and over the next six years scored more than 50 goals for the club, making well over 200 appearances. He was also a member of the London XI which lost to Barcelona in the first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final. He was capped twice by England at under-23 level and played for both Football League and FA representative sides.
After losing his place at Arsenal he was sold to Birmingham City and spent four seasons with the club. He was again part of the losing side in a Fairs Cup Final, but did help the Blues to beat Aston Villa in the 1963 League Cup Final. After leaving St Andrews he returned to Brentford for just over a year before a short spell with West Ham United preceded a move to Home Park. He was a player of great skill, but past his best when he joined Argyle, and left 16 months later when he was offered the position of player-manager at Leyton Orient, where his playing career ended. He also went on to manage Leicester City before a second stint with Orient.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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