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Nationwide Division One, 26/9/01
Birmingham City
Previous encounters

Last time: 2-0 (1/10/00)
Lingering memory: Bruce Dyer getting past the Brum defence by going around it. Literally going around it.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: v Burnley (H, 18/9/01, L 2-3)
Last line-up: Kelly, Gill, Bragstad, M Johnson, Grainger, Hughes, Sonner, O'Connor, Lazaridis, Horsfield, A Johnson (Subs: Vaesen, Hutchinson, Woodhouse, Furlong, Marcelo)
Ex-Blues at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at City: Paul Furlong, David Holdsworth, Tommy Mooney
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Ian Bolton, Ken Charlery, Tony Coton, Paul Harding, Danny Hill, Andy Kennedy, Martin Kuhl, Kevin Miller, Roger Willis
Web sites: A View From The Tilton, Planet Blues, Official

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 0 Notts County 2 (26/9/00), Watford 1 Ipswich Town 0 (26/9/98)
Celebrity birthdays: T.S. Eliot (1888), Olivia Newton-John (1948)
Historical events: The Beatles were decorated with the Order of the British Empire by the Queen (1965); The episode of "Dallas" that had Bobby Ewing returning from the dead was aired (1986)
Saint of the day: Cosmas and Damian, twin brothers born in Arabia, are patron saints of barbers and men's hairdressers, as well as doctors, dentists and chemists. Trevor Francis, on the other hand, is patron saint of whining tossers.