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F.A. Cup Third Round, 03/01/04, 12.30pm
Previous encounters

Last time: 1-0 (18/09/99)
Lingering memory: Steve Palmer mugging Gianfranco Zola
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: vs. Portsmouth (H, 28/12/03, W3-0)
Last line-up: N.Sullivan, M.Melchiot, W.Bridge, W.Gallas, J.Terry, Geremi, F.Lampard, C.Makelele, J.Gronkjaer, A.Mutu, E.Gudjohnsen (Subs: G.Johnson, M.Desailly, J.Cole, J-F.Hasselbaink, M.Ambrosio)
Ex-Blues at Watford: Kevin Hitchcock, Ray Lewington, Lennie Pidgeley (sort of)
Ex-Hornets at Chelsea: None
Mutual friends: Terry Byrne, Gary Chivers, Perry Digweed, Kerry Dixon, Keith Dublin, Mark Falco, Paul Furlong, Joe McLaughlin, Peter Nicholas, Steve Sherwood, Neil Shipperley, Gianluca Vialli, Ray Wilkins
Web sites: Chelsea FC Supporters' Registry, Blue and White Army . Net (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Derby County 2 Watford 0 03/01/00, Watford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1, 03/01/98
Celebrity birthdays: J.R.R. Tolkein (1892), Victoria Principal (1944)
Historical events: The drinking straw was patented by Marvin C. Stone (1888), Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt (1924).
Saint of the day: At first despised by Parisians for her religious visions, Saint Genevieve was later celebrated for her assistance in saving Paris from attack by Attila the Hun. Made the Patron Saint of Paris after her death, the city was in fact Genevieve's adopted town. She was actually born in Watford's Twin Town, Nanterre.