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Nationwide Division One, 01/12/01
Nottingham Forest
Previous encounters

Last time: 2-0 (21/10/00)
Lingering memory: That'll be total football then.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Portsmouth (A, 28/11/01, L2-3)
Last line-up: D.Ward, M.Louis-Jean, J.Brennan, J.Hjelde, R.Scimeca, N.Summerbee, G.Williams, J.Jenas, D.Prutton, A.Reid, D.Johnson (Subs: T.Vaughan, A.Gray, E.Bopp, S.John, P.Roche)
Ex-Forest at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Forest: None
Mutual friends: Craig Armstrong, Dennis Booth, Jimmy Gilligan, Steve Hodge, Nigel Jemson, Jason Lee, Des Lyttle, Carlton Palmer
Web sites: Forza Forest, Forest Fire (Rivals), Official

On this day

Previous reports: None
Celebrity birthdays: Bette Midler (1945), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946)
Historical events: Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales (1835); The Sex Pistols appeared on the British TV "Today Show." In the interview Glenn Matlock said the word "f***." The result was the Sex Pistols being banned in several British cities (1976); A lecturer in archaeology at Bradford University concluded that man had been obsessed with sex since the beginning of time, a case supported by a five thousand year old Siberian rock engraving of a man on skis trying to penetrate an elk (1996).
Saint of the day: Saint Eloy was a dab hand with a hammer and is the patron of blacksmiths, goldsmiths and farriers. He is known for assisting a horse that was possessed by the devil. He removed the animal's legs, applied new horseshoes and grafted the legs back on better than new. Obviously you have to be a saint (and a farrier) for this to work, so best not try it out with pets at home.