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Stevenage Player Michael Timlin

Michael Timlin

Midfield


Michael Timlin
Date Of Birth:

19/03/1985

Place Of Birth:

Lambeth


Previous Club(s):

Southend United
Southend United (loan)
Swindon Town
Swindon Town (loan)
Doncaster Rovers (loan)
Scunthorpe United (loan)
Fulham


Apps: 25 (0) - Goals: 1

Debut: Notts County (A, 3-3), 15/09/2018

Michael Timlin had already made quite the impression on Boro' fans, long before making his summer 2018 switch to the Lamex. That ain't stretching the truth either. Well, the "long" bit is if you don't think three years is a fair old stretch? It's because, in May 2015, the player needed 15 stitches after going head-to-head with Bira Dembélé (literally) in our playoff semi-final first leg against Southend United that term. And then somehow still turning out days later in the second leg to score the goal that secured the Shrimpers' win.

We doubt his decision to join Stevenage three years on was down to a desire for us to remember him for more than a nasty head wound. It might be. You never know. The move came about, however, as the curtain fell on his time down at Roots Hall. For six years, Timlin had been a Shrimper; first ending up on the Essex coast on loan while on the books of Swindon Town. And there was a second loan spell too, before signing for an undisclosed fee in January 2012.

It was an eventful time for Timlin at Southend. More or less a year after signing for the club on a permanent deal, a broken leg in February 2013 put him out of action for nine months. It meant missing the John Stones' Paint Trophy final at Wembley that season. That summer, he spent a brief spell at Her Majesty's Pleasure. We won't bore you with any of the details, but it's on Wikipedia if you're nosy. On his release, he returned to Southend and signed a new contract. His return from injury came in August.

Now, we said earlier how Timlin had two loan spells at Southend before moving there permanently. In joining Boro', it was the first time in 10 years that he'd signed for a club without having been on loan there twice before. We say that because it was exactly the same when he first joined Swindon Town in 2006. Two loan spells later, and he was added to their books permanently; signing from Fulham for good in July 2008.

We can only guess he never joined Doncaster or Scunthorpe because he'd only been with both clubs for one solitary loan spell while at Fulham.

The experience that Timlin brings to Stevenage can't be underestimated. It's almost certain that boss Dino Maamria saw the midfielder as an ideal role model for the club's young guns. We say almost certain because, well, who here can be sure of anything? A philosophical one for you to muse there. The player's experience, however, can't be faulted. His drive and determination, meanwhile, are certainly attributes that'll go down well with the Boro' faithful; an impressive summer signing by Maamria.

Michael Timlin data for 2018-9
Select a season:
  

 

Saturday 04 August
 
HFL2Tranmere Rovers2-2  
  

 

Saturday 11 August
 
AFL2Crawley Town3-1  
  

 

Tuesday 14 August
 
ACC1Norwich City1-3  
  

 

Saturday 18 August
 
HFL2Morecambe1-0  
  

 

Tuesday 21 August
 
AFL2Forest Green Rovers0-0  
  

 

Saturday 25 August
 
AFL2Yeovil Town0-2   
  

 

Tuesday 28 August
 
HCTSwansea City5-0  
  

 

Saturday 08 September
 
HFL2Macclesfield Town1-0  
  

 

Saturday 22 September
 
HFL2Grimsby Town1-0  
  

 

Saturday 29 September
 
AFL2Carlisle United1-0  
  

 

Tuesday 02 October
 
AFL2Exeter City0-1  
  

 

Saturday 06 October
 
HFL2Colchester United3-1  
  

 

Saturday 13 October
 
AFL2Newport County1-2   
  

 

Saturday 20 October
 
HFL2Crewe Alexandra0-1  
  

 

Tuesday 23 October
 
HFL2Port Vale0-0  
  

 

Saturday 27 October
 
AFL2Cheltenham Town2-0  
  

 

Saturday 03 November
 
HFL2Oldham Athletic3-2   
  

 

Tuesday 06 November
 
ACTAFC Wimbledon0-4  
  

 

Saturday 10 November
 
AFAC1Plymouth Argyle0-1   
  

 

Saturday 17 November
 
AFL2Bury0-4  
  

 

Saturday 24 November
 
HFL2MK Dons3-2  
  

 

Tuesday 27 November
 
AFL2Swindon Town2-3  
  

 

Saturday 08 December
 
HFL2Lincoln City0-1  
  

 

Saturday 15 December
 
AFL2Northampton Town1-1   
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