Nationwide Division One, 23/11/02, 3pm
Last time: 0-0 (02/03/96)
Lingering memory: Lee Nogan. Have you no shame?
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Gillingham (A, 09/11/02, W1-0)
Last line-up: M.Hahnemann, G.Murty, M.Upson, A.Williams, N.Shorey, K.Watson, J.Harper, R.Newman, A.Hughes, J.Salako, N.Forster (Subs: J.Cureton, T.Rougier, J.Mackie, M.Butler, J.Ashdown)
Ex-Royals at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Reading: None
Mutual friends: David Byrne, Darren Caskey, Kerry Dixon, Gary Donnellan, Paul Franklin, Richard Hill, Roger Joslyn, Colin Lee, Steve Morrow, Lee Nogan, Mark Robson, Trevor Senior, Simon Sheppard, Neil Smillie, Les Taylor
Web sites: Hob Nob Anyone, 1871, Off at Eleven (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Bracknell)
On this day
Previous reports: None
Celebrity birthdays: William H.Bonney AKA 'Billy the Kid' (1859), Bruce Hornsby (1954)
Historical events: Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine (1835), David Batty's first ever sending off (1996)
Saint of the day: Saint Columban fled Ireland to avoid beautiful girls and moved to the continent where the girls mustn't have been as attractive. He needn't have worried, as by this time his early take on the mullet haircut - front half shaved, back half shoulder length - would've sent any girl running.