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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 had work and much-valued contributions of a small band of volunteers.

Greens on Screen is self-taught and as a result, a little bit quirky. Amongst a few stubborn principles, advertisements will never appear (and don’t get me started on the plague of betting promotions on other sites). It began its life before many others, including the club’s official site, when there was a large gap to be filled, and although there is now a wide variety to choose from, GoS’s sole aim, to be a service to fellow supporters, still seems to have a place.

Steve Dean

From the video/DVD back-cover:

A hundred years of professional football at Plymouth Argyle has produced legends and folklore, heroes and classics, and games and goals that will live forever in the memory.

Now, for the first time, those games and those goals are captured exclusively in one bumper video.

Some of the Argyle fans' favourites guide you through the seasons. From Alex Govan in the fifties, via Mike Bickle, Paul Mariner, Tommy Tynan and up to the present with Paul Wotton, this unique video features a dozen Argyle personalities who have been in the spotlight in the Theatre of Greens.

There is goal action and memories from all of the promotions of the last thirty years, while excusive action from the film vaults pits Argyle against the big guns in one FA Cup and two League Cup semi-final campaigns.

But it is maybe other games that will stir the affections of Argyle fans: the day Mike Bickle beat Swindon a week after they won the League Cup; Hughie Reed's diving header against Torquay; and the night England paraded their World Cup at Home Park.

Other unforgettable highlights include the visit of Pele and Santos; Jim Furnell's penalty save against crystal Palace; and  - in the heartbreaking category - those agonising defeats at the hands of Burnley in 1990s.

The crowd scenes at games like the Colchester play-off win and the big day at Wembley show the depth of Argyle support and this goal-packed video shows the breadth of the club's playing adventures over their first 100 years. If you were there for those games, you'll want to be reminded; if you were not there, then enjoy these moments for the very first time.

Edited and narrated by Rick Cowdery

Executive producer: Gary Lovejoy

The following video clips are have been extracted from PAFC100, a PAFC production created from material owned by The South West Film & Television Archive, and reproduced with their kind permission:


League Div 2, 1964-65
Argyle 3 Manchester City 2

FA Cup, 1993-94
Argyle 2 Barnsley 2


A personal view:

This is Argyle's second major video production this year, and like the first  - The Dream Season, 1975 - it's a wonderful record of the very best of times in the Pilgrims' history.   This production is simply a must for all Argyle fans.  If you haven't bought it already, you really must - it's a cracker!

About the Producer:

Gary Lovejoy was born and bred in Plymouth and came back to work for Westward TV from 1977-82. Since then he has lived in Hampshire and abroad, but, as with so many, his blood remains deep green.

As Gary says:

"What PAFC100 shows is how the fans have had to ride the green roller coaster, for many of us itís a lifetime in two hours on VHS or DVD. So Argyle fans, buy the two offerings or there may not be more productions like them in the future.  Argyle Media may have had a great time producing them but they have to make a profit so letís see less ManYoo Goal rubbish in stockings around the world.  Buy Green this Centenary Christmas!"

Click here to read Gary's full account.


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