Introduced to Vicarage Road at a tender age by a sport-mad Grandfather, Ashley rode the Graham Taylor crest through the divisions before being dragged down into footballing reality.
Hooked, but having given up on the 92, he now indulges himself in themed-groundhopping and writing of his experiences on the putajumperon site. Ashley's first book, The Long Way, was published in 2012 and he regularly contributes to Watford matchday programmes, Late Tackle magazine and, some rather splendid websites.
Away from Watford, he loves Non League and advocates watching football from the bottom up; if cornered by him he'll probably try to encourage you to do likewise. Still waiting to score the winner in The FA Cup Final, his day job is something far nobler, but ultimately less exciting.