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Nationwide Division One, 16/08/03, 3.00pm
Crystal Palace
Previous encounters

Last time: 1-0 (08/04/03)
Lingering memory: Gifton's last bow.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Burnley (A, 09/08/03, W3-2)
Last line-up: M.Clarke, D.Butterfield, K.Symons, D.Powell, T.Popovic, W.Routledge, S.Derry, B.Watson, A.Johnson, D.Freedman, N.Shipperley (Subs: A.Riihilahti, T.Black, G.Borrowdale, J.Smith, C.Berthelin)
Ex-Eagles at Watford: Bruce Dyer, Ray Lewington
Ex-Hornets at Palace: Neil Shipperley, Mark Williams?
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Chris Day, Glyn Hodges, Ross Jenkins, Keith Millen, Kevin Miller, Jamie Moralee, Peter Nicholas, Neil Redfearn, Ken Sansom, Lee Sinnott, Neil Smillie, Perry Suckling, Garry Thompson
Web sites: The Holmesdale Online, CPFC BBS, Independent Crystal Palace (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Carlisle United 0 Watford 2 16/08/97
Celebrity birthdays: Menachem Begin (1913), Kevin Rowland (1953)
Historical events: Cyprus was granted independence by Britain (1960), Nottingham Forest beat Liverpool in the first live BSkyB game (1992)
Saint of the day: Saint Armel, a sixth century Celtic saint, was famed for his healing powers and has given his name to numerous churches in France. He was also reputed to be quite a dragon-tamer, getting rid of one troublesome beast by ordering it to jump in a river.