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Football League Cup First Round, 24/08/04, 7.45pm
Cambridge United
Previous encounters

Last time: 1-1 (18/08/98)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...

Our opponents

Last match: vs. Shrewsbury Town (H, 14/08/04, W1-0)
Last line-up: J.Ruddy, S.Angus, A.Duncan, I.Latte-Yedo, A.El Kholti, A.Nicholls, J.Walker, L.Guttridge, D.Quinton, D.Chillingworth, D.Webb (Subs: S.Tudor, D.Gleeson, J.Turner, S.Marshall, A.Tann)
Ex-Us at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Cambridge: None
Mutual friends: Steve Butler, David Byrne, Colin Foster, Johann Gudmundsson, Micah Hyde, George Reilly, Devon White
Web sites: Amber Army (Rivals), Official

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

On this day

Previous reports: Portsmouth 3 Watford 0, 24/08/02, Watford 0 Aston Villa 1, 24/08/99, Watford 0 Millwall 2, 24/08/96
Saint of the Day: Saint Marķa Michaela Desmaisičres, a Spanish vicountess, despised her life of privilege. Forced to attend balls, banquets and the theatre, she would atone for this decadence by concealing "instruments of penance" beneath her dress: anything from extremely uncomfortable clothing to painful bracelets. She was far happier devoting her time to the sick and poor, founding her own order to care for prostitutes and eventually dying of cholera contracted when trying to help other victims.

Further information

Lucky animal: The very Watford-ish goldfinch.
Unlucky food: Banana skins.
The BSaD Interview: Throughout the 2004-05 Season BSaD are interviewing eminent ex-Hornets for the matchday programme. The Interviewee in Tuesday's programme is Steve Butler.