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 had 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.
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Born: 28 March 1882
Came from: Bury Went to: Crystal Palace
First game: 01 September 1906 Last game: 01 April 1907
Appearances: 29 (29/0) Goals: 15
Swann was born in Lytham in 1881 and began his career in his hometown with Lytham Institute. A centre-forward, he joined Bury in 1903 and scored 11 goals in 40 games over his three seasons with the club. In 1906 he moved to Home Park and made a stunning start to his Argyle career, scoring all five goals in a 5-0 Western League victory over Millwall, in just his third game. The Argyle handbook describes him as "a little 'un, very good and nippy and finishes well under all conditions". He proved this again by scoring in six consecutives games mid-way through the season, but despite this, he left the club before the end of the campaign, primarily due to financial problems at Home Park. He signed for Crystal Palace in April 1907 and also went on to play for Queens Park Rangers.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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