Nationwide Division One, 13/04/02
Last time: 3-1 (09/09/00)
Lingering memory: Heidar Helguson. Wow, what a scarey striker. Yes, striker.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Birmingham City (A, 07/04/02, D1-1)
Last line-up: D.Beasant, L.Buxton, S.Wilson, L.Primus, J.Vincent, K.Harper, G.O'Neil, M.Summerbell, C.Pitt, R.Prosinecki, L.Biagini (Subs: R.Vine, S.Miglioranzi, T.Curtis, N.Barrett, C.Tardiff)
Ex-Pompey at Watford: Paolo Vernazza
Ex-Hornets at Portsmouth: None
Mutual friends: Dave Bamber, Alan Garner, Jimmy Gilligan, Martin Kuhl, Warren Neill, Mick Quinn, Trevor Senior
Web sites: PompeyWeb, Pompey-Fans.com (Rivals), Official
On this day
Previous reports: Bristol City 1 Watford 1, 13/4/98, Watford 5 Port Vale 2, 13/4/96
Celebrity birthdays: Thomas Jefferson (1743), Samuel Beckett (1906), Garry Kasparov (1963)
Historical events: A Vatican edict prohibited Roman Catholics from voting for Communists (1959), The world's longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours (1979)
Saint of the day: Saint Ursus of Aosta, a Fourth Century Sicilian, is invoked against faintness. Maybe that's because of the strength he needed to stand up to the wrath of his pagan gangster father, who was less than happy to have a Christian in the family. Ursus had to flee to the north where he became a bishop and is credited with reviving the celebration of lots of saints' feast days.