Nationwide Division One, 25/08/03, 3.00pm
Last time: 1-0 (15/02/03)
Lingering memory: The retaken penalty. All decisions against Jason McAteer should come with such an insurance clause, git.
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Last match: vs. Millwall (H, 16/09/03, L0-1)
Last line-up: M.Poom, S.Wright, G.McCartney, B.Clark, G.Breen, M.Piper, P.Thirlwell, S.Thornton, K.Kilbane, M.Proctor, K.Kyle (Subs: J.Oster, M.Gray, M.Stewart, J.Whitley, M.Ingham)
Ex-Black Cats at Watford: Alec Chamberlain
Ex-Hornets at Sunderland: None
Mutual friends: Tony Coton, Gerry Harrison, Mick Henderson, Kevin Phillips, Wilf Rostron, Colin West
Web sites: Ready to Go, Red and White Barmy (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Tynemouth)
On this day
Previous reports: Wolves 1 Watford 0 25/08/01, Sunderland 4 Watford 1 25/08/98,
Celebrity birthdays: Sean Connery (1930), Gene Simmons (1949)
Historical events: Uruguay declared independence from Brazil (1825), Romania declared war on Germany (1944)
Saint of the day: King Louis IX of France was a model monarch until he chose to fight in the Crusades. He was captured on his first trip and died of dysentery on his second. And all because, according to legend, he was trying to get away from his obnoxious mother, Blanche of Castile.