Nationwide Division One, 04/03/03, 7.45pm
Preston North End
Last time: 1-1 (30/09/01)
Lingering memory: Steve Palmer. BANG!
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (H, 22/02/03, L0-2)
Last line-up: J.Gould, G.Alexander, M.Jackson, C.Lucketti, R.Edwards, L.Cartwright, B.O'Neil, P.McKenna, E.Lewis, R.Cresswell, G.Koumantarakis (Subs: S.Lynch, E.Skora, M.Rankine, T.Mears, D.Lucas)
Ex-Lilywhites at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Preston: None
Mutual friends: Nigel Jemson, Dominic Ludden, Stuart Rimmer, Allan Smart
Web sites: PNEFans.com, Who's that Jumping off the Pier? (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 1 West Ham United 2, 04/03/00, Peterborough United 2 Watford 1, 04/03/97
Celebrity birthdays: Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), Shakin' Stevens (1948)
Historical events: "Today" debuted in London as Englandís newest, national, daily newspaper (1986), Dundee United beat Barcelona 1-0 in the UEFA Cup Quarter Finals (1987)
Saint of the day: Saint Casimir, a Polish saint, proved a real disappointment at the time when he refused to lead an army into war with Hungary, preferring to stay at home and pray. Draw your own analogies.