Nationwide Division One, 08/04/03, 8.00pm
Last time: 2-0 (09/03/03)
Lingering memory: Curcic. Git.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Sheffield United (H, 05/04/03, D2-2)
Last line-up: A.Kolinko, D.Hunt, T.Popovic, K.Symons, H.Mullins, G.Borrowdale, S.Derry, D.Butterfield, J.Gray, D.Adebola, N.Whelan (Subs: D.Freedman, T.Black, S.Thomson, B.Watson, C.Berthelin)
Ex-Eagles at Watford: Ray Lewington
Ex-Hornets at Palace: None
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Chris Day, Bruce Dyer, Glyn Hodges, Ross Jenkins, Keith Millen, Kevin Miller, Jamie Moralee, Peter Nicholas, Neil Redfearn, Ken Sansom, Neil Shipperley, Lee Sinnott, Neil Smillie, Perry Suckling, Garry Thompson
Web sites: Crystal Palace Web Pages, CPFC BBS, Independent Crystal Palace (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 0 Derby County 0 08/04/00, Chesterfield 0 Watford 0 08/04/97, Southend United 1 Watford 1 08/04/96
Celebrity birthdays: Guatama Buddha (563 BC), Jacques Brel (1929)
Historical events: The League of Nations assembled in Geneva for the last time (1946), Phyllis Diller underwent a surgical procedure for permanent eyeliner to eliminate the need for eyelid makeup (1985)
Saint of the day: Saint Vincent Ferrer was a bit of a mediaeval pin-up boy. He may have been a monk, but it didn't stop the ladies literally swooning over his good looks and powerful baritone voice. This may have had an effect on his ego, but when Vincent proclaimed himself "the Angel of Judgement" he was able to prove it by raising dead.