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Nationwide Division One, 29/11/03, 3.00pm
Previous encounters

Last time: 0-1 (23/11/02)
Lingering memory: The mother of all deflections
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. West Bromwich Albion (A, 22/11/03, D0-0)
Last line-up: M.Hahnemann, G.Murty, R.Newman, I.Ingimarsson, N.Shorey, S.Murray, J.Harper, S.Sidwell, A.Hughes, J.Salako, N.Forster (Subs: B.Savage, K.Watson, J.Mackie, N.Tyson, J.Young)
Ex-Royals at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Reading: None
Mutual friends: David Byrne, Darren Caskey, Kerry Dixon, Gary Donnellan, Paul Franklin, Richard Hill, Roger Joslyn, Colin Lee, Steve Morrow, Lee Nogan, Mark Robson, Trevor Senior, Simon Sheppard, Neil Smillie, Les Taylor
Web sites: Hob Nob Anyone, 1871, Back the Boys, Off at Eleven (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Watford 2 Wigan Athletic 1 29/11/97
Celebrity birthdays: C.S.Lewis (1898), "Bunion Ben" Iroha (1969)
Historical events: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, former adviser to King Henry VIII, died (1530), In Czechoslovakia, the Communist-run parliament ended the party's 40-year monopoly on power (1989)
Saint of the day: Saint Radbod was the great-grandson and namesake of the last pagan king of the Frisians (who said he would rather be in hell with his pagan ancestors than in heaven without them). The younger Radbod became an early example of a vegetarian, when he gave up meat on becoming a bishop.