Nationwide Division One, 09/03/02, 3pm
Last time: 0-1 (09/12/00)
Lingering memory: How can anybody cheer Sasa Curcic? Even Palace fans.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Grimsby Town (A, 02/03/02, L2-5)
Last line-up: M.Clarke, C.Fleming, D.Granville, H.Mullins, S.Murphy, J.Smith, S.Thomson, A.Riihilahti, J.Gray, D.Freedman, C.Morrison (Subs: A.Kolinko, J.Kirovski, D.Austin, A.Akinbiyi, T.Black)
Ex-Eagles at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Palace: None
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Chris Day, Bruce Dyer, Glyn Hodges, Ross Jenkins, Keith Millen, Kevin Miller, Jamie Moralee, Peter Nicholas, Neil Redfearn, Ken Sansom, Neil Shipperley, Lee Sinnott, Neil Smillie, Perry Suckling, Garry Thompson
Web sites: Crystal Palace Web Pages, CPFC BBS, Independent Crystal Palace (Rivals), Official
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 2 Oldham Athletic 1, 09/03/96,
Celebrity birthdays: Yuri Gagarin (1934), Martin Fry of ABC (1958)
Historical events: Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letter box (1858); the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam (1965)
Saint of the day: Saint Frances of Rome and her family lived an aristocratic lifestyle until their castle was ransacked and they were forced to beg. After two of her children died of plague, an angel appeared to Frances. The angel's radiance enabled Frances to see in the dark, which is probably the reason she was chosen to be made the patron saint of motorists.