Despite his chubby build, Paul was a Norwich City first team
regular from 1981 through to October 1985 and the arrival of Ian Culverhouse. Always committed to the Norwich cause,
he was ever present in the promotion winning side of 1982/83 and
played in the victorious 1985 Milk Cup team. A product of the
Norwich youth system, this Lowestoft born defender made 193 appearances
for Norwich, three as substitute and scored 4 goals.
He was sold to Gillingham in August 1986 for £20,000 and
would spend most of his career in Kent. 152 games for Gillingham
was followed with a transfer to Maidstone for whom he made 48
appearances before they went bankrupt. A brief foray to Shropshire
with Shrewsbury under John Bond's management brought another 18 league appearances.
Returning to Kent in September 1993, he joined non-league Sittingbourne.
A return to league football with Barnet came in September 1993
as a non-contract player. After spells with Colchester, Woking
and Braintree, Paul rejoined Sittingbourne as their Assistant
According to the July 1999 edition of Team Talk Paul has
bean released by Sittingbourne. He joined non-leaguers Maidstone
United, now playing in the Bass Brewers Kent League, when they
reformed. According to conversations we had at the Norwich City
centenary, Paul has since retired and is working for the Royal
Bank of Scotland as a maintenance engineer.
In June 2004, Kent non-league side Herne Bay announced that a
new management team of former Maidstone United Football League
striker Jason Lillis and ex-Norwich City man Paul Haylock had
replaced last season's incumbent Simon Bryant. However work commitments
forced Paul to step down from this role in August 2004.