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: 09 November 1926
Came from: Brighton & Hove Albion Went to: Exeter City
First game: 22 August 1949 Last game: 14 January 1956
Appearances: 59 (59/0) Goals: 14
Willis began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers but did not make a first team appearance for the club, his time there affected by the war years. During the war he played as a guest for Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra. Joining Brighton & Hove Albion in 1948, he scored 13 goals in just 28 games before moving to Home Park. Not the most naturally gifted of players, his tireless energy and enthusiasm often unsettled defenders, creating chances for himself and his colleagues. Willis spent seven years with Argyle but was never a first team regular, a fact reflected in his appearance totals. In 1956, when wholesale changes were being made at the club, he moved on to Exeter City, where he played for two seasons before a stint with Taunton Town.
Footnote: Willis was the stepfather of Ian Fraser Kilmister aka "Lemmy" from legendary UK rock band Motorhead. Lemmy went by the name Ian Willis early in his career.
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From Keith Rashleigh in Budock Water, near Falmouth on 06/01/2014 ...
George joined Falmouth Town in the South Western League and helped them win the South Western League Cup in 1958/59 by scoring a hat-trick in a 6-3 win over local rivals Truro City in the final played at St Blazey.
APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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