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Carling Cup Second Round, 23/09/03, 7.45pm
Bristol City
Previous encounters

Last time: 3-2 (12/09/01)
Lingering memory: Johnno. BOOOM!
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: vs. Port Vale (H, 20/09/03, L0-1)
Last line-up: S.Phillips, M.Hill, T.Butler, L.Carey, D.Coles, A.Brown, B.Tinnion, J.Burnell, L.Matthews, L.Miller, C.Roberts (Subs: T.Doherty, L.Lita, L.Wilkshire, C.Fortune, M.Stowell)
Ex-Robins at Watford: Sean Dyche
Ex-Hornets at City: None
Mutual friends: Wayne Allison, Peter Beadle, Mark Gavin, Gerry Harrison, Martin Kuhl, Gerard Lavin, Keith Millen, John Ward, Keith Waugh
Web sites: The Bright Cider Life, BCFC Online, Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Stockport County 2 Watford 3 23/09/00, Sheffield United 4 Watford 0 23/09/97, Watford 1 Birmingham City 1 23/09/95
Celebrity birthdays: Augustus Caesar (63 BC), Ray Charles (1930)
Historical events: Astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune (1846), Jean-Claude Van Damme was arrested for drunk driving and driving without a license after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a restaurant (1999)
Saint of the day: Saint Thecla of Iconium incurred the wrath of her parents and local magistrates when she converted to Christianity. They tried to burn her, but a storm put out the fire. They threw her to beasts, but she baptised herself in a ditch and the animals refused to attack. She retired to a cave, but she didn't get much peace there either, having to disappear into a secret passageway to Rome when men were sent to kill her.