|Full name||Michael Anthony Timlin|
|Date of birth||19 March 1985|
|Place of birth||Peckham, England|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Southend United|
|2006||→ Scunthorpe United (loan)||1||(0)|
|2006||→ Doncaster Rovers (loan)||3||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Swindon Town (loan)||24||(1)|
|2008||→ Swindon Town (loan)||10||(1)|
|2010||→ Southend United (loan)||8||(1)|
|2011||→ Southend United (loan)||16||(3)|
|2006||Republic of Ireland U21||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Timlin joined the Fulham Academy at a young age and has since spent loan spells at Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, first-team opportunities being limited at Fulham. Since making his debut in a cup match against Boston United in 2004, he has only played a few competitive games.
That debut season was otherwise one of frustration, as injuries to the back and metatarsal ruled the Irishman out for long period. Having initially played as a winger while at the Fulham Academy, he has now matured into central midfield, and captained the Ireland U-21s to victory in the 2006 Madeira Cup.
In November 2006, he joined League Two promotion chasers Swindon Town. He made his debut for Swindon against Bury on 25 November. He scored his first goal for Swindon at home to Notts County, which earned them a point. Timlin's performances saw Paul Sturrock attempt to extend the loan deal. Chris Coleman agreed to the extension on the terms that Timlin extended his full contract with Fulham.
On 13 March 2008, Timlin rejoined Swindon on loan for the remainder of the season, making 10 appearances. On 3 May, hours after the conclusion of the 2007–08 League One season, it was announced that he had joined Swindon on a permanent two-year deal. He officially joined his new club on 1 July 2008.
Timlin began the 2008/2009 season in his preferred central midfield role. However, Maurice Malpas took Timlin out for the visit of Leeds United, and on his return to the squad a week later, he appeared on the left side of midfield. Towards the end of October, when Malpas' defensive-minded approach hadn't appeared to work, Timlin was moved to yet another new position on the left side of the defence to fill the gap of injured Jamie Vincent. Adapting well, Timlin also stood in as captain in the absence of Hasney Aljofree. Maurice Malpas was sacked in November, and Timlin moved back to central midfield under caretaker manager David Byrne.
As Danny Wilson took charge, Timlin was playing at left side of defence again, but after Wilson"s first game in charge, Timlin was moved to the left side of midfield and then back to central midfield. Timlin was ever-present in the middle of midfield for the remainder of the season, only missing two games through suspension.
At the start of the 2010–11 season, Timlin signed a new one-year deal. On 15 September 2010, Timlin joined League Two side Southend United on a one-month loan.
He signed a new two-year contract with Swindon on 23 June 2011.
On 31 August 2011 Timlin rejoined Southend United on loan for a 4-month spell. His last match on loan to Southend United was on Monday 2 January 2012 against Dagenham and Redbridge. In the evening of Thursday 5 January it was confirmed that he would be moving to Southend for an 'undisclosed fee'
On 5 February 2013, in a match against Leyton Orient, Timlin suffered a broken leg and was out of action for 8–9 months. He then missed the second leg of that game, the JPT Area Final, and the subsequent Wembley final. It was hoped that he would be back for the start of the next season, 2013–14
On 5 June 2013, Timlin was sentenced to an 84-day prison sentence for perverting the court of justice in regards to traffic offences, although he was told he would only serve half. He was also given an £80 fine and four points on his driving license. On 17 July Timlin was released from prison having served his 42 days. He linked up with the Southend squad to continue his rehabilitation on his broken leg and opened talks with manager Phil Brown about a new contract. 
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