Third Time Lucky for Taylor

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 Derby win 4-3.

Paul Taylor and Preston

08/11/08 - Norwich 2-2 PNE - goals; Brown & Mellor

09/08/08 - Ipswich 1-2 PNE - goals; McKenna & Whaley - booking; Mellor

12/02/08 - Colchester 2-1 PNE - goal; Mellor - bookings; Carter & Sedgwick - sent off; St.Ledger

11/08/07 - PNE 0-0 Norwich - bookings; Carter & Pugh

21/01/06 - Burnley 0-2 PNE - goals; Nugent & Alexander (pen) - bookings; McKenna & Nugent

28/08/04 - Brighton 1-0 PNE - bookings; Cresswell; O'Neal & Smith

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 & Jackson

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

28/02/98 - Bournemouth 0-2 PNE - goals; Davey & Appleton - bookings; Eyres & Kidd