Nationwide Division One, 25/08/01
Last time: 2-2 (28/10/00)
Lingering memory: Darren Bazeley wanted to play for a big club, apparently. But then, accuracy was never his strong point.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Coventry City (A, 18/8/01, W1-0)
Last line-up: M.Oakes, K.Muscat, L.Naylor, P.Butler, J.Lescott, S.Newton, T.Dinning, C.Robinson, M.Kennedy, C.Roussel, A.Proudlock (Subs: M.Beresford, S.Connelly, L.Pollet, T.Ketsbaia, M.Branch)
Ex-Wolves at Watford: Dominic Foley, Allan Nielsen
Ex-Hornets at Wolverhampton: Darren Bazeley, John Ward
Mutual friends: David Barnes, David Connolly, Bobby Downes, Colin Lee, Martin Patching, Keith Pritchett, Iwan Roberts, Eric Steele, Graham Taylor, Guy Whittingham
Web sites: Truls' Site, Wolves Central (Rivals), Official
On this day
Previous reports: Sunderland 4 Watford 1, 25/08/98
Celebrity birthdays: Ivan the Terrible (1530), Rob Halford of Judas Priest (1951), Terminator X of Public Enemy (1966)
Historical events: Captain Matthew Webb swam from Dover to Calais making him the first person to swim the English Channel. The feat took about twenty-two hours. Reports that he swam the return leg carrying forty-eight crates of cheap lager and three thousand cigarettes are unconfirmed (1875); Emerson, Lake and Palmer made their world debut at Plymouth Guild Hall in Plymouth, England. (1970)
Saint of the day: Legend has it that Genesius the Comedian was performing in an anti-Christian satire when, in a flash of divine inspiration, he realised that everything he was saying was true. His conversion was so public and fervent that he suffered the rack and was eventually beheaded. Which is a cautionary tale, in the unlikely event that the BSaD team should suddenly decide to take back everything we've ever said about Wolves….