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: 08 January 1927
Came from: Plymouth United Went to: Chelsea
First game: 12 January 1946 Last game: 31 May 1947
Appearances: 5 (5/0) Goals: 0
Born in Devonport, Bob Warren was one of identical twins who seemed destined for sporting success. Both he and brother Geoff joined the club at 18, having played local football with Plymouth United. After just three Football League games as a centre-half for Argyle, Bob was signed by top-flight Chelsea whilst Geoff failed to make the grade. He was on the books at Stamford Bridge for three years, between 1948 and 1951, but found first team opportunities next to impossible, and ended up making just a single league appearance for the club, a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 9th April 1949. Whether frustrated by the lack of action or homesick, he returned to the South West and signed for Torquay United in August 1951. Despite the significant step down from First Division to Third, he surprisingly failed to establish himself at Plainmoor, playing just five times and scoring once before returning to non-league football with Yeovil Town.
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From Dave Coombs in Burnham-on-Sea, where it now rains all year round on Vespa and LambrettaRiders on 24/02/2015 ...
I served with Bob at RAF Mountbatten in 1971/1972. He ran the station football team and I had plenty of laughs with him as he was never serious. I used to go to The Drakes Drum at lunchtime with him where he always polished off about 4 pints of Guinness! He then operated a Colchester lathe with no ill effects in the afternoon and had a can or two of the 'Liffey Water' in his locker. Totally against Queens Regulations! He lived at Glenholt and me and the wife at Mannamead and we always got the bus from camp to Breton Side and then into a pub there that sold Real Ale. One time we had played at Lympstone v The Royal Marines and when we got back to Plymouth we were both quite intoxicated and we ended back at my flat where he slept next to me in the bed with the missus on the outside! Great memories of a fantastic bloke.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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