Nationwide Division One, 09/08/03, 3pm
Last time: 5-2 (26/08/02)
Lingering memory: Turning on my mobile whilst on holiday in France and receiving five quickfire text messages...
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Wolves (H, 02/08/03, W2-1)
Last line-up: S.Shearer, A.Whing, S.Warnock, C.Davenport, M.Konjic, Y.Safri, G.McAllister, Y.Mansouri, C.Jørgensen, D.Adebola, P.Suffo (Subs: G.McSheffrey, I.Osbourne, C.Pead, A.Jephcott, G.Barrett, M.Doyle, A.Hall, B.Quinn, G.Ward)
Ex-Sky Blues at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Coventry: None
Mutual friends: Dave Bamber, David Bardsley, David Barnes, Paul Furlong, Carlton Palmer, Mick Quinn, Kevin Richardson, Kenny Sansom, Perry Suckling, Garry Thompson, Keith Waugh
Web sites: The Sky Blue Superplex, LAST!, GMK Online (Rivals), CovCityFC.com, Sky Blue Monday, Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 1 Burnley 0, 09/08/97
Celebrity birthdays: Dustin Hoffman (1937), Odie from "Garfield" (1978)
Historical events: The "Great Train Robbery" took place. A gang of 15 thieves stole 2.6 million pounds in bank notes (1963), Graeme Souness' first match as player-manager of Glasgow Rangers. He is sent off. (1986).
Saint of the day: Bd John Of Salerno, a Dominican friar, was popular with locals seeking Confession. A little too popular with one infatuated lady, in fact. She pretended to be sick, went to bed and called John to hear her Confession. When she tried to take advantage of the situation, the holy monk rebuffed her and made a run for it.