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Worthington Cup Second Round, 12/9/01
Bristol City
Previous encounters

Last time: 4-1 (22/8/98)
Lingering memory: Richard Johnson nearly knocking the City keeper into the stand with a volley that you could feel as much as see.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: v Queens Park Rangers (A, 30/8/01, D 0-0)
Last line-up: Stowell, Carey, Lever, Hill, Murray, Brown, Clist, Tinnion, Bell, Thorpe, Jones (Subs: Matthews, Burnell, Hulbert, Amankwaah, Attwell)
Ex-Robins at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at City: Keith Millen, Peter Beadle
Mutual friends: Wayne Allison, Mark Gavin, Gerry Harrison, Martin Kuhl, Gerard Lavin, John Ward, Keith Waugh
Web sites: The Red 'Un, Official

On this day

Previous reports: Blackburn Rovers 3 Watford 4, 12/9/00, Watford 2 Queens Park Rangers 1, 12/9/98
Celebrity birthdays: Jesse Owens (1913), Barry White (1944), Liam Gallagher (1972)
Historical events: The bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British fleet inspired Francis Scott to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" (1814); "Lassie" made its television debut on CBS. The last show aired on September 12, 1971 (1954); Morrisey left The Smiths for a solo career (1987)
Saint of the day: Saint Guy, the patron saint of horses, was tempted into investing all of his savings in a commercial venture, thinking of the charitable work that would be possible from the riches it promised. The ship that carried his hopes was literally sunk in the harbour, however, and Guy embarked on a seven year pilgrimage to atone for his foolishness. None of this has anything to do with Peter Beadle, because nothing ever does.