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Position: Striker
DoB: 17th October 1968   Age - 35
Birthplace: Chippenham.

City Career
Transfer Details: Returned to Meadow Park in January 2003, initially on a month's loan from Chippenham Town. 
City Debut: Vs. Ashford Town (a) DMLPD, 16th August 1996, Won 3-0, scored 1.
1996/7: 40(14) Apps, 14 Goals
1997/8: 44(5) Apps, 13 Goals
1998/9: 43(7) Apps, 16 Goals
2003/4: 5 Apps, 1 Goal
Totals: 132(26) Apps, 44 Goals

Previous Clubs: Melksham, Chippenham Town, Bath City, Worcester (loan), Gloucester City, Forest Green Rovers, Basingstoke Town, Chippenham Town, Gloucester City (loan), Weston-s-Mare Town, Chippenham Town (player-coach, manager from January 2007)

Honours: FA Trophy Semi's 96/7, DML Western R-up 01/2

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Mingsy was a popular and cheery player in his first spell at Meadow Park, and although he never scored quite Adie Mings as many goals as perhaps he should have the stats do little justice to the chaotic effect he could have on the opposition. One of Leroy Rosenior's first big signings in July '96, arriving for a fee rising to 8,500 in a deal with Bath City. That money was due in installments, with the final 1,000 eventually being paid by City's Supporters Club as recently as 2002 when Bath threatened to call in the FA over the unpaid sum.
Unfortunately Mingers career at Gloucester was blighted by the twin hells of persistent injury and referees. His muscular and direct style caused problems for defences and unfortunately also for over zealous officials in equal measure, collecting an unmerited collection of harsh bookings. Having had a disappointing 97/8 season he underwent acupuncture to solve niggling back and hamstring injuries caused by one of his legs being (no really) an inch and a half longer than the other. His cult hero status had been sealed in '97 when his dramatic extra time equaliser in front of 4,000 people sent the FA Trophy semi-final to a replay, the legend sealed by a live local radio interview which he excitedly pronounced "it came across and I just f@#kin' belted it!".  Another memorable moment was when Mingsy grabbed a hatrick in the 10-0 FA Cup demolition of Sudbury on his 30th birthday back in October '98, triggering all the predictable 'priceless Mings' headlines in even the national press - you could tell they were just gutted it wasn't a Vase match. 
Eventually Hughes decided in May '99 to let Mings go to Forest Green at the end of his contract, something of a surprise as it left City without a proven goalscorer. Has since moved on to Basingstoke Town, and recently turned down the chance of international football with Barbados, saying the opportunity had come too late in his career. Having helped Chippenham to promotion in 2002 Mingsy stepped up to become assistant manager to Tommy Saunders, but was in a difficult position after the manager was sacked and replaced in November 2003. Soon after moved back to Meadow Park, initially on a month's loan. Mingsy had long been linked with a move back to Gloucester as he still lives in the city and the club is now managed by his former City and Forest Green team mate Chris Burns. Is set to provide valuable cover for top scorer Andy Hoskins who is suffering with back trouble, and Mings is a very similar muscular target man who will provide a similar foil for the pace of Jimmy Cox.

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