Green Barron

FORMER Argyle Goalkeeper Paul Barron will be the half-time guest for this Saturday’s game against Oldham Athletic.

Paul joined Argyle under manager Tony Waiters in the 1976-77 season and made 55 appearances for the Greens in total.    

He made his Plymouth debut against Cardiff City in October 1976, in a season where Argyle were relegated to the Third Division following the sale of Paul Mariner. The following season Barron was ever present, only missing four games in all competitions.  

He quickly made an impression during his time at Home Park and First Division side Arsenal soon came calling, signing Paul for £70,000 in the following summer.

Brought in as understudy to Pat Jennings, the young goalkeeper found it hard to make an impact on the Gunners’ first-team and moved on to Crystal Palace, where he made over 100 appearances for the Eagles

Barron also went on to play for West Brom, Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers, amassing a career total of over 400 professional appearances.  

After hanging up his boots in 1991, Barron moved into coaching, becoming goalkeeping coach for the likes of Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Newcastle.

Great to have you back at Home Park, Paul.