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Nationwide Division One, 17/01/04, 3.00pm
Crystal Palace
Previous encounters

Last time: 3-3 (21/09/02)
Lingering memory: Neal Ardley. Ping!
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Burnley (H, 10/01/04, D0-0)
Last line-up: T.Myhre, C.Fleming, T.Popovic, J.Smith, G.Borrowdale, W.Routledge, D.Butterfield, B.Watson, J.Gray, A.Johnson, N.Shipperley (Subs: T.Soares, T.Black, G.Borrowdale, D.Freedman, C.Berthelin)
Ex-Eagles at Watford: Bruce Dyer, Ray Lewington
Ex-Hornets at Palace: Neil Shipperley
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: Watford 3 Preston North End 1 17/01/98, Wimbledon 1 Watford 0 17/01/96
Celebrity birthdays: James Earl Jones (1931), Shabba Ranks (1966)
Historical events: Ferdinand Porsche submitted a design for a people's car, a "Volkswagen," to the new German Reich government (1934), Watford fly to Iceland to face a Rejkjavik Select XI after a scheduled fixture is postponed. The game finishes 1-1. (1987)
Saint of the day: Certain that the world was about to end, Saint Anthony the Great moved to the desert and took up residence in a tomb. Despite the fact that "he never washed his body or his feet", Anthony developed a following who wanted to be just like him - creating the first community of Christian monks.