Paul Taylor began referring in 1977 with the Hertfordshire County League before going to the Isthmian League. He was appointed as a Football League assistant referee in 1986 and a referee in 1990. He lost his referring position in 1993 before regaining it in 1995. Paul Taylor had one season as a referee in the Premier League in 200/01.
He has also officiated for UEFA between the years 2000 to 2004 and for FIFA between in 2003/04
The 2007/08 season was due to be his final one as a League referee before retirement, however after appealing the decision to remove him from the National List of referees because of age, he was included for the 2008/09 season and refereed the Ipswich v Preston match on the opening day of the 2008/09 Championship season.
So far this season he has produced 67 yellow and 6 red cards. His last game was in the FA Cup Third Round match at Forest Green which saw
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08/11/08 - Norwich 2-2 PNE - goals; Brown & Mellor
12/02/08 - Colchester 2-1 PNE - goal; Mellor - bookings; Carter & Sedgwick - sent off; St.Ledger
11/08/07 - PNE 0-0
17/04/04 - Derby 5-1 PNE - goal; Mawene (o.g.) - bookings Broomes; Creswell; Jackson & McCormack
15/04/03 - Reading 5-1 PNE - goal; Mears - bookings; Brown & Jackson - sent off; Lucas &
31/10/01 - Coventry 2-2 PNE - goals; Lucketti & Cresswell - booking; Kidd
14/1/2000 - Stoke 2-1 PNE - goal; Alexander (pen) - booking; Gregan
01/09/99 - Reading 2-2 PNE - goals; Eyres & Basham