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Ashley Timms

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Norwich Career: Trial (2007)
Current Club: Kings Lynn (Northern League)
Date of Birth:  
Nationality: English


Ashley Timms trialled for Norwich in their reserve team clash with Peterborough on 6th December, keeping a clean sheet as the Canaries second string won 4-0.

The 22-year-old keeper, who was once on Manchester City's books, was looking for a club. He has also played for Altrincham, Atherton LR, Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Shrewsbury Town, Moor Green,Curzon Ashton, Mossley, Altrincham, Runcorn, Accrington Stanley and Barrow whom he joined in January 2007. He left Barrow the following month to trial with Wycombe Wanderers, Oldham Athletic and Macclesfield before signing for Stalybridge Celtic. He returned to Barrow in March 2007 but joined Tamworth in September 2007.

Timms later played for Norwich's reserves when they lost 5-1 at home to Ipswich's second team on 17th December

Timms, who also trialled with Fulham in late 2007, joined Blue Square South club Cambridge City on non-contract terms in January 2008. He was sgned to replace Martin Davies, who left Cambridge City to join British Gas Business Southern League Premier Division strugglers Corby Town.

In April 2008, Timms was charged with blackmailing a Premier League player. He was accused of demanding £15,000 from the player.He appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Saturday charged with making an unwarranted demand for money with menaces between March and April 2008. Mr Timms was granted bail and the case was sent to Manchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on 18 April.

On August 12th 2008, Ashley pleased guilty to attempting to blackmail the Premier League players over sexual images. The judge told Timms, "This case carries, inevitably, a prison sentence, no doubt about it." Timms was granted bail pending sentencing Sept 5th 2008

On 5th September 2008, Timms was sentenced to 20months in prison. And in December 2011, he was handed a two-year sentence for his part in an international email banking scam, along with two team-mates at Wakefield FC, where he was playing at the time.

Timms was released early on both occasions. He said "I felt very bitter for a while because not everything about the court cases was as it seemed. But there's nothing to be gained from going there. It was a period of my life that I regret very much and I just want to put it behind me. Both of my parents are senior police offers and I had a very stable upbringing. I'd never previously been in any trouble whatsoever but sometimes you do silly things as a young person – and I did. As soon as I went in (to prison), they said that they couldn't do anything to help me, because I didn't need help. I just had to serve my time and make a fresh start."

In July 2012, he signed a one year contract with Northern League side Ilkeston.

He joined Boston United in the summer of 2013 but trained with Sheffield United in October 2013. Returning to Boston, he made appearances before leaving at the end of January 2014. After briefly signing for Bradford Park Avenue, he signed for Kings Lynn Town on 24th February 2014,.

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