Nationwide Division One, 09/03/04, 7.45pm
Last time: 1-2 (19/04/03)
Lingering memory: Hearing early last Tuesday that Bradford had a goalkeeping crisis but that a "local official" was staging a pitch inspection at 1pm. Cancelling all travel expectations immediately.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Last match: vs. Rotherham United (A, 06/03/04, W2-1)
Last line-up: N.Vaesen, S.Francis, P.Heckingbottom, D.Wetherall, J.Gavin, R.Wallwork, P.Evans, P.Atherton, L.Emanuel, D.Cadamarteri, D.Windass (Subs: B.Muirhead, N.Summerbee, D.Forrest, W.Jacobs, A.Combe)
Ex-Bantams at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Bradford: None
Mutual friends: Craig Ramage, Neil Redfearn, Lee Sinnott, Gary Williams
Web sites: The Boy from Brazil, The City Gent (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Leeds)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 2 Burnley 0 09/03/03, Crystal Palace 0 Watford 2 09/03/02, Watford 2 Oldham Athletic 1 09/03/96
Celebrity birthdays: Yuri Gagarin (1934), Martin Fry (1958)
Historical events: Albert Potts was awarded a patent for the letter box (1858), FIFA announce the rechristening of linesmen as referee's assistants (1996).
Saint of the day: Saint Dominic Savio, an Italian teenage monk, was well known for his cheerful nature and religious enthusiasm. Later made the patron saint for juvenile delinquents, during his short life he risked ridicule and injury from his peers, once breaking up a fight between two boys with stones by holding up a crucifix between them.