Supporters Club Praise for Generous Mings
Sunday, 17th Mar 2013 16:24
The ITFC Supporters Club have applauded young left-back Tyrone Mings for supplying tickets to yesterday’s game against Bolton to a fan on Twitter who had told him he was too “skint” to go to Portman Road.
Supporters Club chair Elizabeth Edwards told TWTD: “It's great to see a footballer making off pitch headlines for the right reasons.
"This is a great gesture by Tyrone and all the better that the fans were rewarded with a home win.”
Mings, who joined the Blues from Chippenham Town after a trial in December, has been praised by supporters of clubs throughout football and also former players, with ex-England and Arsenal man Ian Wright tweeting: “What a dude!”
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|SamWhiteUK added 16:36 - Mar 17|
Totally deserves all the praise he gets. When you're getting praise from people like Ian Wright, you know you're doing something right. What a gesture.
|Wysey16 added 16:39 - Mar 17|
Fantastic gesture. It's a good mate of mine that got the tickets. Spent the second half sitting next to Anthony Wordsworth as well. Shame he left before the goal went in!
|Bluecynic added 16:52 - Mar 17|
Who left before the goal? Wordy or your friend?
|Wysey16 added 17:15 - Mar 17|
My mate. literally a minute before it went in
|oscarwhiting added 17:19 - Mar 17|
The club Tyrone came from(Chippenham) play in the same league as the team down the road from me.
|Cobrachopra added 17:23 - Mar 17|
I keep telling TWTD what a great lad snd very tslented young footballer he is . Believe you me this young man will be in the first team next season and Cresswell will have been sold for a good profit . Mark my words.
|bluetown added 17:34 - Mar 17|
chops have you seen him play, i have watched 3 games v f/stowe,colchester and brentwood he a decent young player but not that good.
Tickets are given away every week by players i have benefited from tkts fom cormac burke, it goes on all the time.
|PimsNumber1 added 17:41 - Mar 17|
Ok Bluetown maybe it does but dont spoil it for the guy.
We have enough players in the papers for the wrong reasons so this makes a nice change
|PhoenixArizonaFan added 19:10 - Mar 17|
What a class act. It's nice to hear a positive story for a change. Far too many footballers are in the paper for the wrong reasons.
|ChrisMakin2012 added 19:23 - Mar 17|
He gave away two tickets and now apparently hes a class player who should be played every week! love some fans haha.
|50yearsablue added 20:45 - Mar 17|
It was a great gesture but I'm not surprised as, coming from a non-league background, he has not yet got the selfish arrogance of many footballers. What a pity the recipient wasn't grateful enough to see the game through - and I'm glad he missed the goal
|Mark added 20:52 - Mar 17|
A nice gesture, but I was surprised to see that this is the 'most read' story on the BBC news website!!
|riley26 added 03:01 - Mar 18|
Good lad. Didn't this happen before fairly recently? I'm sure I remember a player setting some tickets aside for fans, can't remember if it was a town player or not...
|DiamondGezzer added 07:20 - Mar 18|
The boy clearly did something without financial gain to himself, power to his elbow. Goes to show, they ain't all bad.
|debenturedave added 08:20 - Mar 18|
We need some more positive stories about our players as there are unfortunately too many negative ones this season. I would rather the club gave away some more tickets each week as we have 13,000+ empty seats for each game,rather than leave them empty. Hopefully now Clegg has gone we will get a new enlightened pricing system for next season to make the majority of seats more affordable for everyone, especially when we have two home games in a week , plus more promotions for seasonticket holders friends and kids for quids - all those empty seats at the bottom of the stands look so embarassing on the TV !!!
|johnwarkstache added 09:27 - Mar 18|
Can't believe the recipient left before the final whistle. If I was Tyrone, I wouldn't bother next time
|BotesdaleBlue added 09:34 - Mar 18|
Debenturedave - I could not agree with you more.
|stinkiusminkius added 09:43 - Mar 18|
A nice thing to do and Mings seems like a decent humble person.
Although it sums up how crappy football is in general that this story has made such big news.
A nice story though.
|Pessimistic added 11:01 - Mar 18|
This was a wonderful gesture and Tyrone Mings deserves all the plaudits for it. I hope he breaks through to the first team soon and I am sure all true supporters will welcome him to the fold very warmly indeed!
|MathieandMarshall added 12:24 - Mar 18|
i have been having a debate with some fans of other clubs as far away as Inverness on Twitter about this story!
Yes i think we are aware that players hand out spare tickets to fans all the time. However this is a little different for me in that it was a random comment on Twitter from a fan and he went out of his way to sort tickets for the guy when it would have been simple to read and ignore
Anyway.. as others have said, it is nice to read about something like this rather than the usual "player discgraces himself" stories so often in the press!
|village_blue added 12:24 - Mar 18|
While I applaud what Tyrone did I think that the fan in question should not rub other ST holders noses in it by tweeting after the match he was eating a kebab on the way home from the match who paid for that I wonder if he was skint, also how did he get from Haverhill to Ipswich and back and who paid for that if he was skint?
|Elizabeth added 15:07 - Mar 18|
What a nice gesture ! I guess though after this there will be more requests !
|BuckieBlue added 20:25 - Mar 18|
Great gesture and nice it made the wider media (including BBC) and an otherwise very bad news day for Town.
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