Nationwide Division One, 30/09/01
Preston North End
Last time: 2-3 (18/11/00)
Lingering memory: Steve Palmer. Pure Joy.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Birmingham City (A, 23/9/01, W1-0)
Last line-up: T.Moilanen, G.Alexander, R.Edwards, C.Murdock, C.Lucketti, L.Cartwright, S.Gregan, M.Rankine, P.McKenna, D.Healy, J.Macken (Subs: M.Jackson, B.Barry-Murphy, I.Anderson, R.Cresswell, D.Lucas)
Ex-Lillywhites at Watford: Allan Smart
Ex-Hornets at Preston: None
Mutual friends: Nigel Jemson, Dominic Ludden, Stuart Rimmer
Web sites: Deepdale Rudge, Who's that Jumping off the Pier? (Rivals), Official
On this day
Previous reports: Tranmere 2 Watford 3, 30/09/95
Celebrity birthdays: Horatio Nelson (1758), Johnny Mathis (1935), Martina Hingis (1980)
Historical events: Chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr. was born (1861); Yes started their first tour with Rick Wakeman in England (1971).
Saint of the day: St Jerome, a monk in the Fifth and Sixth Century, befriended a lion who came limping to him for aid. He removed a thorn from the paw of the lion and domesticated the beast, putting it in charge of his donkey. There's a metaphor about last season's playoff semi-final there somewhere. Probably.