Sister shows her Kindred spirit
USUALLY it is a toaster or a kettle but Blues supporter Neil Kindred was handed an unusual wedding present by his sister Sheryl.The long-distance Town fan was stunned to meet the entire first team at the team hotel in Plymouth as a gift from Sheryl, who had to miss his wedding to Anita the week before, as she was on holiday.
By Derek Davis
USUALLY it is a toaster or a kettle but Blues supporter Neil Kindred was handed an unusual wedding present by his sister Sheryl.
The long-distance Town fan was stunned to meet the entire first team at the team hotel in Plymouth as a gift from Sheryl, who had to miss his wedding to Anita the week before, as she was on holiday.
Kindred got shirts signed, pressed the flesh and received congratulations from the Town players at the team hotel as they prepared to go for a pre-match stroll along the Plymouth Hoe.
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Kindred, from Buckfastleigh in Devon, said: “I have many relatives who live in Suffolk and are massive Ipswich fans, especially my gran, and they have also been my team.
“This is an amazing present and I was totally gob-smacked when Sheryl told me. I had real butterflies in the morning when I was coming to meet them. It was just like having pre-match nerves. But it was brilliant to talk with them and they are a really good bunch.”
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Sheryl was delighted to make her brother so happy and thanked the club for making it possible.
She added: “I knew I couldn't be at the wedding because I had already booked to go away so I wanted to do something special for Neil.
“I wrote to the club and Clair Emmerson (PA to the manager) organised it all for me so a big thank you to her.”
Kindred was at Home Park to see the Blues get a 1-1 draw and hopes to also see them at Bristol City in December.