Nationwide Division One, 05/10/02, 3pm
Brighton and Hove Albion
Last time: 0-1 (31/03/92)
Lingering memory: David James having one save to make and fluffing it. It was ever thus.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Grimsby Town (H, 28/09/02, L1-2)
Last line-up: M.Kuipers, P.Watson, K.Mayo, D.Cullip, A.Virgo, G.Hart, C.Oatway, P.Brooker, R.Carpenter, B.Zamora, G.Barrett (Subs: D.Hammond, D.Marney, P.Rogers, S.Melton, A.Petterson)
Ex-Seagulls at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Brighton: Geoff Pitcher
Mutual friends: Gerry Armstrong, Gary Chivers, Perry Digweed, Keith Dublin, Andy Kennedy, Jamie Moralee, Mark Morris, Malcolm Poskett, Steve Sherwood, Neil Smillie, Eric Steele, Rod Thomas
Web sites: Seagulls View from the Net, Flying High, bhafc.net (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: York City 1 Watford 2 05/10/96
Celebrity birthdays: Vaclav Havel (1936), Harold Faltermayer (1952)
Historical events: The Dalton gang was nearly wiped out while attempting to rob two banks simultaneously in Coffeyville, Kansas (1892), "Monty Python's Flying Circus" debuted on BBC television (1969)
Saint of the day: Remember the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid? Well, Saint Placid has nothing to do with that. Although Placid is the saint invoked against chills, which might've come in handy.