Nationwide Division One, 29/12/01
Last time: 0-0 (8/11/97)
Lingering memory: David Connolly missing a penalty and throwing a tantrum. Those were the days, eh?
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Birmingham City (A, 22/12/01, L0-1)
Last line-up: J Walker, I Brightwell, M Carbon, I Roper, Z Aranalde, D Wrack, T Bennett, F Biancalani, P Matias, B Angell, J Leitao (Subs: L Harper, M Gadsby, D Keates, M Erivelto, D Byfield)
Ex-Saddlers at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Walsall: None
Mutual friends: Dave Bamber, David Byrne, Steve Cherry, Carlton Palmer, Gary Porter, Stuart Rimmer, Lee Sinnott, Ray Train, Gary Williams
Web sites: Up the Saddlers.com, Saddlers Net (Rivals), Official
On this day
Previous reports: Norwich City 1 Watford 1, 29/12/98, Barnsley 0 Watford 1, 29/12/00
Celebrity birthdays: Marianne Faithfull (1946), Jim Reid (The Jesus and Mary Chain) (1961)
Historical events: Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes pleads guilty to arson charges for setting fire to and destroyed boyfriend Andre Rison's $1 million Atlanta mansion (1994).
Saint of the day: St Thomas à Becket is one of the most famous of English saints. He was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral by followers of his former political ally and drinking buddy, Henry II. Although Henry apologised, the Pope was rather peeved at the murder of one of his Bishops and, to force home this point, made Thomas a saint within three years of his death.