Nationwide Division One, 31/08/02, 3pm
Last time: 1-3 (18/9/01)
Lingering memory: "No, Luca. It has to get much, much better than this."
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Stoke City (A, 26/08/02, D1-1)
Last line-up: R.Green, A.Drury, C.Easton, C.Fleming, D.Kenton, G.Holt, P.Mulryne, S.Nedergaard, P.McVeigh, M.Rivers, I.Roberts (Subs: P.Crichton, P.Heckingbottom, M.Mackay, D.Nielsen, A.Notman)
Ex-Canaries at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at City: Clint Easton, Iwan Roberts
Mutual friends: Malcolm Allen, Trevor Putney, Mel Rees, Tim Sherwood
Web sites: Wrath of the Barclay, Canary Corner (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Norwich)
On this day
Previous reports: Southampton 1 Watford 4, 31/08/82, Crewe Alexandra 0 Watford 2, 31/08/96
Celebrity birthdays: Van Morrison (1945), Richard Gere (1949), Debbie Gibson (1970)
Historical events: Trinidad and Tobago gains independence from Britain (1962); Dave Scott becomes first person to drive a car on the Moon (1971)
Saint of the day: Saint Raymond Nonnatus is the patron saint of Catalonia, childbirth, midwives, obstetricians and pregnant women and is invoked against perjury and false accusations. Which must keep him busy.