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: 18 September 1966
Came from: Bristol City Went to: Notts County
First game: 25 August 1990 Last game: 07 November 1992
Appearances: 77 (77/0) Goals: 19
Signed from Bristol City in 1990 for £110,000, the big striker enjoyed a fruitful first campaign at Home Park - scoring 14 league goals for Dave Kemp's second-tier strugglers. The signing of targetman Dave Regis in November 1991 saw Turner make a successful transition to centre-back, but a broken leg sustained at Ipswich Town just days before the appointment of Peter Shilton in February 1992 left him facing an uphill battle to secure the affections of his high-profile new manager. In the end, it wasn't his injured leg that froze him out of Shilton's plans. Turner enjoyed baiting England's record caps holder: referring to him as a "sack of potatoes" in shooting practice and deliberately talking to blackballed journalists right under the boss's nose. He made just two appearances under Shilton before being shipped off to Notts County.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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