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.
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Thanks to Dave Rowntree for many of the player images after 1984.
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(also known as Charlie)
Born: 11 September 1969
Came from: Coventry City Went to: Gillingham
First game: 12 August 1995 Last game: 02 May 1998
Appearances: 152 (152/0) Goals: 5
Williams was a popular left-back who arrived at Home Park in the summer of 1995 as part of Neil Warnock's post-relegation recruitment drive. Having started his career at Stockport County, he joined Premier League club Coventry City in 1993 but couldn't force his way into the first team and was persuaded to drop three divisions by Warnock. 'Charlie' was an ever present as Argyle won promotion through the playoffs in his first season at the club, endearing himself to the club's fans for evermore by scoring a diving header in the dying seconds of the semi-final against Colchester United at Home Park to send Argyle to Wembley.
He was an energetic presence on the left side of Argyle's defence for the next two seasons, but relegation back into the fourth tier in 1998 was an unacceptable career development for the pocket-sized defender and he left to join Gillingham. After making a handful of appearances for The Gills, Williams joined Bury - his last Football League club - before seeing out his playing days with Leigh RMI.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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