Nationwide Division One, 26/12/01, 12pm
Last time: 0-0 (26/08/00)
Lingering memory: Five-nil. I hate Selhurst Park.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Norwich City (H, 22/12/01, L1-2)
Last line-up: K.Davis, K.Cunningham, D.Holloway, T.Andersen, J.Darlington, N.Ardley, D.Francis, M.Hughes, K.Cooper, N.Shipperley, D.Connolly (Subs: R.Gier, P.Agyemang, P.Hawkins, J.McAnuff, I.Feuer)
Ex-Dons at Watford: Marcus Gayle
Ex-Hornets at Wimbledon: David Connolly, Neil Shipperley, Mark Williams
Mutual friends: Dave Bassett, Perry Digweed, Glyn Hodges, Dean Holdsworth, Mark Morris, Steve Talboys
Web sites: It's a Weird, Wonderful World, Reservoir Dons, It Must be Dons, WISA, MK No Way, Official
On this day
Previous reports:Fulham 5 Watford 0, 26/12/00, Tottenham Hotspur 4 Watford 0, 26/12/99, Watford 1 Bristol City 0, 26/12/98, Wycombe Wanderers 0 Watford 0, 26/12/97, Watford 0 Notts.County 0, 26/12/96
Celebrity birthdays: Mao Tse-Tung (1893), Phil Spector (1940)
Historical events: The coffee percolator was patented by James H. Mason (1865); the Man of the Year in "TIME" magazine was a computer. It was the first time a non-human received the honour (1982); Curtis Mayfield, soul singer and songwriter, died at age 57 (1999)
Saint of the day: Saint Stephen was a disciple of Christ, who was stoned to death and became the first Christian martyr. He is shown in art surrounded by the rocks (and not potatoes as many people think), which are now treasured relics in Rome. Stephen's feast was celebrated by good King Wenseslas and not-so-good kids who used to stone wrens on this day in his honour.