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Worthington Cup Quarter Final, 19/12/01
Sheffield Wednesday

Previous encounters

Last time: 3-2 (3/2/01)
Lingering memory: The tale of Paolo Di Canio, an innocuous throw-in and what happened next. One of the truly great, utterly heroic dismissals.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Millwall (H, 08/12/01, D1-1)
Last line-up: K Pressman, A Westwood, D Geary, L Bromby, E Ekoku, S Haslam, T Soltvedt, P O'Donnell, G Sibon, B Djordjic, D Windass (Subs: P Mclaren, P Bonvin, D Maddix, O Morrison, C Stringer)
Ex-Owls at Watford: Patrick Blondeau
Ex-Hornets at Wednesday: None
Mutual friends: Nigel Jemson, Carlton Palmer, Wilf Rostron, Garry Thompson, Colin West
Web sites: Anzowls, Forza Wednesday, Owls Online (Rivals), Official

On this day

Previous reports: Grimsby Town 2 Watford 1, 19/12/98
Celebrity birthdays: Leonid Brezhnev (1906), Jean Genet (1910), Edith Piaf (1915)
Historical events: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England (1843); Ted Hughes was appointed England's poet laureate (1984)
Saint of the day: William of Fenoli was one of a group of Thirteenth Century cloistered monks, but his duties obliged him to leave the monastery each week to visit the local market town. Returning home from one of these trips, he was set upon by robbers. Short on weapons, William dismounted, removed the mule's leg and brandished at the thieves. The robbers fled and William restored the mule's leg and continued on his way.