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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Full Name: Thomas Briercliffe
Came from: Woolwich Arsenal Went to: Brentford
First game: 02 September 1905 Last game: 27 April 1907
Appearances: 89 (89/0) Goals: 17
Briercliffe was born in Blackburn in 1874 and began his career with St Lukes in near-by Wheelton before a spell with another local club, Clitheroe. In 1897 he joined Blackburn Rovers and spent three seasons there, scoring 10 times in 56 appearances.
After a single season with Stalybridge Rovers he moved to Woolwich Arsenal in 1901 and made an instant impact on the team. He was ever-present at outside-right during his first campaign and finished as the top scorer in the Second Division. Two years later he helped the team win promotion to the First Division and in total scored 33 goals in 122 games for the club.
In 1905 he joined Argyle and was a fixture in the team over the next two years, the 1906-07 club handbook describing him as "a typical Lancastrian lad, both in style and play, knows all the tricks of the game, fearless, swift and skilful". After leaving Home Park in 1907 he played for Brentford before returning to his native Lancashire to end his career with Darwen.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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