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Nationwide Division One, 10/02/02, 2.15pm
Grimsby Town
Previous encounters

Last time: 4-0 (4/11/00)
Lingering memory: Peter Kennedy, and a sharp intake of breath.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Bradford City (H, 02/02/02, L0-1)
Last line-up: D.Coyne, J.McDermott, T.Gallimore, S.Ford, P.Raven, A.Pouton, S.Coldicott, M.Willems, S.Campbell, R.Taylor, M.Boulding (Subs: D.Butterfield, P.Jevons, W.Burnett, B.Chapman, S.Croudson)
Ex-Mariners at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Grimsby: Paul Wilkinson
Mutual friends: Jimmy Gilligan, Nigel Jemson, Lee Nogan, Steve Sherwood, John Ward, Roger Willis
Web sites: The Electronic Fishcake (Rivals), Jailhouse Rock, Official

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 2 Portsmouth 2, 10/02/01
Celebrity birthdays: Donovan (1946), Mark Spitz (1950), George Stephanopoulos (1961)
Historical events: The fire extinguisher was patented by Alanson Crane (1863), South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that black activist Nelson Mandela would be released the next day after 27 years in captivity (1990)
Saint of the day: Saint Scholastica founded a convent where her brother, Saint Benedict, visited her once a year. On his last visit, she was aware that she was dying and asked Benedict to stay a bit longer. He refused so she turned on the waterworks, in such a spectacular fashion that a tremendous thunderstorm blew up. So Benedict was forced to stay with his sister and Scholastica became the patron saint of rain.