Nationwide Division One, 9/9/01
Last time: 3-1 (2/1/01)
Lingering memory: Hurrah! We've got Carlton Palmer for three months! Oh.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Last match: v Preston North End (A, D 1-1, 27/8/01)
Last line-up: Heald, Holloway, Kimble, Gier, Willmott, McAnuff, Cooper, Roberts, Ardley, Shipperley, Connolly (Subs: Nielsen, Selley, Feuer, Darlington, Agyemang)
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: Watford 3 Stoke City 0, 9/9/95, Portsmouth 1 Watford 3, 9/9/00
Celebrity birthdays: Colonel Harland Sanders (1890), Otis Redding (1941)
Historical events: William the Conqueror falls off his horse and dies (1087); An episode of "Judge Judy" aired in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appeared as the defendant in a case involving a drummer who sued Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute (1998); Four tourists who had paid $32,500 each were taken in submarine to view the wreckage of the Titanic. The ship is two miles below the Atlantic off Newfoundland (1998).
Saint of the day: Legend has it that Ciaran of Clonmacnoise, a Sixth Century abbot and son of a travelling carpenter, was regarded with such jealousy by the other 'Saints of Ireland' that several prayed for his early death. Much like Wimbledon in the Premiership, really.