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Nationwide Division One, 12/10/02, 3pm
Crewe Alexandra
Previous encounters

Last time: 0-1 (22/09/01)
Lingering memory: Stephen Hughes' cameo
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Coventry City (A, 01/10/03, L0-2)
Last line-up: C.Ince, D.Wright, D.Vaughan, S.Foster, R.Walker, J.Cochrane, N.Sorvel, K.Lunt, B.Rix, D.Ashton, S.Jones (Subs: A.Tonkin, L.Bell, P.Edwards, C.McCready, A.Bankole)
Ex-Railwaymen at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Crewe: Allan Smart
Mutual friends: Jamie Moralee, Mel Rees
Web sites: (Rivals),, Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: West Brom 4 Watford 1 04/10/98, Luton Town 0 Watford 4, 04/10/97, Tottenham 2 Watford 3, 04/10/94, Manchester United 1 Watford 2, 04/10/78
Celebrity birthdays: Ronnie Rosenthal (1963), Alicia Silverstone (1976)
Historical events: The first complete English translation of the Bible was printed in Zurich, Switzerland (1535), The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth - it was the first manmade satellite to enter space. (1957).
Saint of the day: Saint Francis of Assisi, a hugely popular saint, established the Franciscan order of monks, but is even more famous for his love of animals. Not surprising for a man who preached a sermon to birds and made a peace treaty with a wolf.