Nationwide Division One, 11/08/01
Last time: 1-3 (12/11/88)
Lingering memory: A Gordon Davies penalty hitting the post. These things still make you smile, even 15 years on...
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Huddersfield Town (A, 31/7/01, W2-0)
Last line-up: C.Nash, L.Charvet, R.Dunne, S.Howey, S.Pearce, D.Granville, E.Berkovic, D.Etuhu, D.Tiatto, P.Wanchope, S.Goater (Subs: P.Ritchie, T.Grant, K.Horlock, P.Dickov, D.Huckerby)
Ex-Sky Blues at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at City: None
Mutual friends: Tony Coton, Rick Holden, Richard Jobson, Perry Suckling
Web sites: Wookie's Manchester City Emporium, Blue View, Official
On this day
Previous reports: Cambridge 1 Watford 0, 11/08/98
Celebrity birthdays: Terry "Hulk Hogan" Bollea (1953), Tommy Mooney (1971)
Historical events: Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in a car accident (1956); Simon Le Bon's boat capsized off the English coast during a race. The Royal Navy rescued him after he spent forty minutes trapped in an underwater air pocket (1985).
Saint of the day: As patron saint of television, and an Italian to boot, Saint Clare of Assisi has extra relevance on this particular August 11. Perhaps you might like to petition her to have a word in ITV's shell-like about kickoff times....