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Carling Cup First Round, 12/08/03, 7.45pm
AFC Bournemouth
Previous encounters

Last time: 2-1 (28/04/98)
Lingering memory: "Dodgy keeper"
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: vs. Leicester (H, 02/08/03, D1-1)
Last line-up: N.Moss, S.Purches, M.Browning, S.Maher, C.Fletcher, S.Fletcher, G.O'Connor, ?.Thomson, D.Thomas, W.Cummings, A.Connell (Subs: ?.Harvell, ?.Canham, ?.Skelton, F.Saadi, J.Purches, D.Holmes, N.Young, W.Elliott, J.Hayter)
Ex-Cherries at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Bournemouth: None
Mutual friends: Peter Beadle, Luther Blissett, Steve Butler, Gary Chivers, Paul Miller, Mark Morris
Web sites: BOTW, (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Huddersfield 1 Watford 2, 12/08/00, Watford 2 Sheffield United 1, 12/08/95
Celebrity birthdays: Cecil B.DeMille (1881), Kid Creole (1950)
Historical events: Disinfectant was used for the first time during surgery (1865), David O'Leary spends 5.5m on Darren Huckerby. Where did it all go wrong? (1999).
Saint of the day: Saint Porcarius, the abbot of an island community of monks, was warned by an angel of an impending attack by pirates. He was able to send the youngest monks and students to safety in their only boat, then faced a brave death when the invaders arrived.