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Offline SheffieldVillain

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2160 on: September 15, 2019, 12:34:47 PM »
From the Evening Mail. Another great interview. That last section sums up the type of bloke he seems to be.

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Superstar defender Tyrone Mings admits Aston Villa may have had their "pants pulled down" when striking a deal to sign the centre-back from Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old finally penned a permanent contract at Villa Park in the summer after the Cherries demanded a much higher price than Villa were initially willing to pay.

In the end and, after brutal rounds of negotiation with Eddie Howe's Cherries, a fixed fee of £20million was agreed which could, depending on appearances for Villa and England, rocket to £26.5million.

Mings, meanwhile, told BirminghamLive how he valued himself at around the £15million in the summer while admitting he was surprised at the fee which was eventually agreed.

He said: "Yes, I was [surprised]. I knew Bournemouth wanted the money back for players they had signed so I thought the figure would have been about £15m or £16m. Everyone would have looked at that and said, ‘That’s probably a good deal’. Then it went up to whatever it went up to in the end and people were looking at it thinking, ‘I don’t know whether we have had our pants pulled down here!’

"I don’t think there was anyone at Villa, with the impact I had last year, that thought it was a rip-off. It might have been higher than they wanted to pay but I think the most important thing was keeping the majority of the group we had together from last year.

"It was probably more than Villa wanted to pay but it is supply and demand. There is only one of me and I felt like I could come back here and make a positive impact and the manager thought that as well. But then you do look at some of the prices centre-backs went for and those that were quoted. I think it was about right!

"But I knew Bournemouth wanted to get the money for me because there would not have been enough seats in the changing room with all our centre-backs to be sat there and to include them in a squad. I knew at some point it would get done. I didn’t think the longer the club waited the cheaper it would be. I didn’t think if they waited till deadline day they would get me for £10million. That would have put everyone in a bad situation. I think, in the end, Villa probably got the deal done at the best price and the best time as well.

"They are just numbers at the end of the day. I just wanted to sign for Villa. The price does not come out of my bank account. I knew it was a deal I wanted to get done and I knew Villa wanted it done and I knew Bournemouth wanted it done. Whatever price they settled at was for the money men to decide. It doesn’t weigh heavy on me."

It's been some rise for a defender previously plagued by injuries while, back in January, the man from Chippenham admitted he was at a crossroads in his football career, even then aged 25.

"I’m not young but I’m playing again, but I needed to establish myself as a centre-back. Maybe as a Premier League centre-back it was getting a bit late. I went to the Championship and played well, but people said, ‘Yes, but that was in the Championship’. I needed games.

"It’s been nine months since I came to Villa, before Christmas I was playing in the 23s games, Premier League Cup, I think the biggest lesson I can take out it - and hindsight is a wonderful thing - is that no matter how trapped, or out of control you feel your current situation is, there’s always another path you can take, but at the time I couldn’t see that path.

"I knew that coming to Villa, things had to go well, because my career was in danger of slipping away. I’d been out of the spotlight for so long that I needed run of games to show people what I could do.

"If you’d told me when I was driving up from Bournemouth to Villa in January, that everything would happen that has happened in this last nine months, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

"I had to choose a place to go that would fit me. When I went to Bournemouth it was a good fit and a good time for me because the club were new to the Premier League and we could go and achieve our goals together. Villa was probably similar, we had both had a bad few years and we both probably knew where we wanted to get back to. Why not try and do it together? I never saw going out on loan as a negative. I needed it as my career was kind of drifting away.

"It was me that suggested [going out on loan]. Even when they sold me the manager was a little reluctant. I don’t have a bad word to say about [Howe] and I don’t think he would have a bad word to say about me. I just think it was the right club at the wrong time. We had a great left-sided centre-back there in Nathan Ake and I could not walk away from there thinking I should have played more because he was probably our most consistent performer for the two years I could not get in the team."

Back at Villa, though, the commanding defender has now fully established himself and, in just nine months, has become a senior figure within Dean Smith's dressing room. The gaffer, according to Mings, has created a new culture of "honesty and hard work" and the players are following his every tune.

"The culture is one of honesty and hard work," explained Mings. "That's what the manager gives us. He's very open with his players which easily translates to the players about what he expects. It's our job, as people who have been here before, to install that in the changing room and implement it. It's all well and good him having ideas but everyone needs to buy into it. We have a real good thing going at the moment and that reflects how hard we work for each other out on the pitch.

"We have a core of people here who know the culture and how we play. We have enough in hard work at the moment and enough in ability that it should not be too far away."

What won't be too far away come Monday night will be the hoards of die-hard Villa fans waiting at the gates pre and post-match, mums, dads and young super fans often waiting hours to get a snap with the likes of Mings and Co and, when asked about fans waiting and players spending so much time with fans after games, Mings said: "It's certainly not compulsory. We don't have any notice boards up saying me must sign stuff for fans! It's more of an appreciation from the players to the fans who want to stay for so long.

"We do spend quite a lot of time in the stadium afterwards, whether doing press, recovery, having a massage, food or spending time with family, we do spend a lot of time and, if fans want to wait around to see the players, then it would be very rude to walk straight past them, wouldn't it?

"There comes a time in your career when nobody wants a photo with you and nobody wants an autograph. I think it's humbling that people are stood outside with your name on the back of their shirt and want you to sign a bit of paper, it's a nice thing."

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2161 on: September 15, 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
Breaking news in some quarters today that Man City lining January move for him as he’d be in their budget and eligible for champions league 😩😮

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2162 on: September 15, 2019, 02:21:55 PM »
Breaking news in some quarters today that Man City lining January move for him as he’d be in their budget and eligible for champions league 😩😮

Well, they can fuck off and then fuck off a little bit more, before fucking off, again.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2163 on: September 15, 2019, 03:02:00 PM »
Breaking news in some quarters today that Man City lining January move for him as he’d be in their budget and eligible for champions league 😩😮

They can’t afford him.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2164 on: September 17, 2019, 08:17:54 PM »
Breaking news in some quarters today that Man City lining January move for him as he’d be in their budget and eligible for champions league 😩😮
Is their budget £80m+?

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2165 on: September 17, 2019, 11:22:08 PM »
You can't sign for two different teams in the same season, anyway. So nothing to worry about.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2166 on: September 18, 2019, 11:29:21 AM »
You can't sign for two different teams in the same season, anyway. So nothing to worry about.

He signed for us before the season started though. You can't play for three different sides but that wouldn't be relevant either.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2167 on: September 18, 2019, 11:31:40 AM »
It's about as likely as McGinn to Man Yoo for £50 million. Who in my opinion are leaving things a bit late considering a bid was "imminent".  ::)

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2168 on: September 18, 2019, 12:37:56 PM »
Breaking news in some quarters today that Man City lining January move for him as he’d be in their budget and eligible for champions league 😩😮

They can’t afford him.

I completely agree with Risso. He's priceless.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2169 on: September 22, 2019, 08:16:49 PM »
I love him but trying that header to Taylor, what were you thinking Tryone?

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2170 on: September 22, 2019, 09:44:30 PM »
Yeah, agreed. His calmness and composure on the ball has had a huge influence on our defence since January, but definitely needed to read the game situation (us being under pretty intense pressure) and just clear that one.
 
Similar regarding Engles and the little clipped ball that went to Guendouzi in the lead up to the penalty.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2171 on: September 22, 2019, 09:51:28 PM »
If I have one criticism of Tyrone, it is that he is a little casual at times.  That header today is something that I hope he doesn't repeat this season.  Dreadful decision taking.  I hope Southgate wasn't watching.  Usually brilliant and is allowed to make mistakes but that was a whopper.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2172 on: September 22, 2019, 10:38:01 PM »
I love him but trying that header to Taylor, what were you thinking Tryone?

Poor header but Taylor reacted terribly too. AEG not tracking Chambers run to start with . A farce of a goal to concede.

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2173 on: September 22, 2019, 10:47:23 PM »
I think Taylor is entitled to be a little surprised that Mings is cushioning a header down to him three yards from our own goal!

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Re: Tyrone Mings - signed permanently and confirmed as even more awesome
« Reply #2174 on: September 22, 2019, 11:48:35 PM »
Mings made a mistake. But mental errors happen through exhaustion. We are not helping our defenders when the midfield is being pushed further and further back. And Mings has saved us more often than I can even remember.