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Nationwide Division One, 17/09/02, 7.45pm
Preston North End
Previous encounters

Last time: 1-1 (31/01/02)
Lingering memory: Thursday night football. Good grief.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Scunthorpe United (H, 11/09/02, W2-1)
Last line-up: D.Lucas, G.Alexander, M.Broomes, R.Edwards, C.Lucketti, D.Etuhu, M.Keane, E.Lewis, P.McKenna, R.Cresswell, D.Healy (Subs: T.Moilanen, M.Jackson, L.Cartwright, M.Rankine, R.Fuller)
Ex-Lilywhites at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Preston: None
Mutual friends: Nigel Jemson, Dominic Ludden, Stuart Rimmer, Allan Smart
Web sites:, Who's that jumping off the Pier ? (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 0 Sunderland 2, 17/09/96
Celebrity birthdays: Hank Williams, Snr (1923); Keith Flint (1969)
Historical events: An American Airlines flight made an emergency stop in Denver because a passenger had become violent after meeting Hootie & The Blowfish on the plane (1998).
Saint of the day: When Saint Lambert, a Seventh Century bishop of Maastricht, was exiled, he went to live in an austere monastery. Once he spent the entire night out in the snow, wearing only a hair shirt, as penance for breaking his rule of silence by farting. Quite right too.