West Bromwich born wing half George Timmins began his football career with George Salter’s Works in 1879 and joined West Bromwich Albion in 1880, turning professional in August 1885. From August 1885 through to April 1888, the last three seasons before the Football League commenced, Timmins was part of three FA Cup Final teams, being on the losing teams in 1886 when they lost to Blackburn Rovers in a replay, and in 1887 when they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Aston Villa. He finally obtained a winner’s medal in 1888 when the Albion defeated Preston North End 2-1 in the Final at The Kennington Oval.
When West Bromwich Albion joined The Football League in 1888, Timmins was still a first team regular and he played in their inaugural League fixture, a 2-0 win away at Stoke that September. But having played 26 games in the 1888-89 campaign, his appearances became increasingly irregular, and he joined non league Old Hill Wanderers in 1891 having scored once in 40 appearances during Albion’s League era.
NB he may have been the older brother or a cousin of Albion’s 1900’s player Sammy Timmins.