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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Born: 23 May 1903
Came from: Birmingham City Went to: Retired
First game: 26 August 1933 Last game: 14 March 1936
Appearances: 62 (62/0) Goals: 14
Briggs was born in Wombwell, near Barnsley, and started his youth career, whilst a coal miner, with Mitchell's Main Colliery and then Ardsley Athletic before moving to nearby Denaby United. In 1923 the inside-forward signed for Birmingham City, where he made nearly 300 League appearances in almost a decade, scoring just short of a 100 goals. He also picked up a runners-up medal playing for the Blues in their 1931 FA Cup Final defeat to bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion at Wembley Stadium. He came to Home Park in 1933, having just turned 30, and enjoyed three seasons in green before retiring from the professional game. He played briefly for St Austell in the 1936-37 season before returning to his native Yorkshire.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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