Paul Domeney

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Paul Domeney

Appearances: 13 Goals: 0

Date / Year of birth: 6th October 1966

Position: Full-back

Season of first appearance: 1988/89

Season of last appearance: 1988/89

Also played for: Thamesmead Town, Darenth Heathside, Ettingshall Holy Trinity, Heath Hayes, Penncroft and Old Modernians

Defender born in West Ham, London who joined Thanet United from Thamesmead in March 1989 at the same time as his team-mates David Fells and Lee Hill.

Paul made his debut at right-back in a 1-1 draw at Burnham on 4.3.89 and the Thanet Times said that he "put in a good display". He kept his place for United's next match, a home game against Chelmsford on 11.3.89, and played a starring role as Thanet pulled off an unlikely 3-2 win. The Isle of Thanet Gazette said that he "created an excellent impression" and "gave nothing away with a gritty performance". The paper was also full of praise for Paul after a 2-1 defeat at Gravesend & Northfleet on 18.3.89, saying he "continued to impress and looks to have made the number two shirt his own for the rest of the season". That turned out to be true as after making his debut Paul was ever-present at right-back until the end of the 1988/89 campaign. He made his 13th start for United in a 3-0 defeat at Bury on 6.5.89, the last match of the season and Thanet's last-ever game. It turned out to be Paul's final appearance for the club and he moved on in August 1989, shortly after featuring in Margate's first match - a 4-1 friendly defeat at the hands of a strong Arsenal side at Hartsdown Park on 8.8.89.

He joined Darenth for 1989/90, scoring once in 39 appearances there during the season, and played for the club during 1990/91 too.

In 1991 Paul moved to Wolverhampton and spent around ten years playing for local club Ettingshall in the West Midlands League. He also had a spell with Heath Hayes that included the 2000/01 season before a serious knee injury picked up in 2002 interrupted his career.

Paul moved to Leeds in 2003 and he later made a comeback with Wolverhampton-based Penncroft of the West Midlands Regional League. Paul's spell there included the 2005/06 campaign.

He ended his career with Leeds-based Old Modernians in the Yorkshire Amateur League. Paul made his final appearances in their reserves during the 2008/09 season before retiring aged 42.

In 2011 Paul looked back on his time with Thanet and said "I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the club but the travelling every week, even to home games, was just too much." Recalling the impact of new managerial team Trevor Ford and Colin Powell who took over from Garry Aldous for the 1989/90 season Paul remembered thinking "the quality might have gone up the team spirit certainly took a nose dive."

Paul was still living in Leeds in 2011 and at that time he was working as a Sales Director at Harrogate International Centre having previously spent 17 years as an Account Manager at BT. He still watched his old club Old Modernians play and often took his four year-old son along with him.









1988/89 (TUFC)

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