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Nationwide Division One, 12/10/02, 3pm
Grimsby Town
Previous encounters

Last time: 2-0 (10/02/02)
Lingering memory: Gifton's excited grin. "You should have played to the whistle..."
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Reading (H, 05/10/02, L0-3)
Last line-up: D.Coyne, J.McDermott, D.Barnard, P.Raven, S.Ford, S.Campbell, S.Coldicott, A.Pouton, T.Cooke, S.Kabba, D.Mansaram (Subs: G.Santos, P.Robinson, J.Rowan, I.Ward, S.Allaway)
Ex-Mariners at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Grimsby: Paul Wilkinson
Mutual friends: Jimmy Gilligan, Nigel Jemson, Lee Nogan, Steve Sherwood, John Ward, Roger Willis
Web sites: The Electronic Fishcake (Rivals), Jailhouse Rock, Official

Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 1 Wrexham 1 12/10/96
Celebrity birthdays: Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Rick Parfitt (1948)
Historical events: Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest (1810), The U.S. House of Representatives approved a statutory federal ban on the destruction of the American flag (1989).
Saint of the day: St Wilfrid of York was a major political figure in Seventh Century England. Which is how he came to be deposed, vindicated by the Pope after travelling to Rome, reinstated, deposed again, imprisoned and exiled. He travelled to Rome once more, was vindicated and reinstated, but died before anyone had a chance to depose him again.