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Nationwide Division One, 18/11/01
Previous encounters

Last time: 3-0 (01/05/01)
Lingering memory: Bloody hell, how much have we been missing Johnno...?
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Crewe Alexandra (A, 10/11/01, D0-0)
Last line-up: V Bartram, C Hope, B Ashby, N Nosworthy, N King, S Osborn, M Browning, P Smith, L Samuel, I Onuora, G Ipoua (Subs: G Taylor, D Perpetuini)
Ex-Gills at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Gillingham: Barry Ashby, Andy Hessenthaler, Richard Hill, David Perpetuini
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Peter Beadle, Steve Butler, Liburd Henry, Andy Kennedy, Glenn Roeder, Neil Smillie, Rod Thomas
Web sites: Gills Connect (Rivals), Official

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 2 Preston North End 3, 18/11/00, Watford 2 Oldham Athletic 1, 18/11/97
Celebrity birthdays: Herman Rarebell of the Scorpions (1949), Kim Wilde (1960)
Historical events: The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New York. It was Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.(1928), U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays (1966)
Saint of the day: St Odo of Cluny's family tried to interest him in normal pursuits like hunting and hawking, but that kind of stuff gave him headaches, so he was allowed to enter a religious order. He was very strict and his rulings were often more than a little strange. For example, he dictated that underwear should only be washed on a Saturday, bringing new poignancy to the phrase 'When Saturday Comes'.