Football League Division Two, 05/02/05, 3.00pm
Last time: 2-2 (30/08/03)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Leicester City (A, 22/01/05, L0-2)
Last line-up: S.Banks, N.Nosworthy, I.Cox, C.Hope, R.Rose, N.Southall, P.Smith, A.Pouton, A.Crofts, D.Byfield, D.Henderson (Subs: M.Bodkin, A.Hessenthaler, I.Roberts, B.Ashby, J.Brown)
Ex-Gills at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Gillingham: Barry Ashby, Andy Hessenthaler (on loan at Hull), Iwan Roberts
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Peter Beadle, Steve Butler, Richard Hill, Liburd Henry, Andy Kennedy, David Perpetuini, Glenn Roeder, Neil Smillie, Rod Thomas
Web sites: Gills Connect (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: Aston Villa 4 Watford 0, 05/02/00, Manchester City 3 Watford 1, 05/02/97
Saint of the Day: When Saint Agatha rejected the advances of a Roman senator, he took his revenge by ordering her breasts to be cut off. She is often depicted in art carrying said breasts on a plate, and such depictions, by not always being quite clear about what's going on, have caused her to become the patron saint of bell-ringers. All ended happily, anyway, for Saint Peter appeared in her prison cell and restored the breasts with celestial ointment.
Nicholas Ralph's Numbers - Game 31: Imagine a pair of scales (one pan on each side). With five weights of different sizes, you can weigh any amount (in whole numbers) - on a pair of balancing scales - up to thirty-one (what are the weights? Think binary).
Lucky animal: The mighty hippo.
Unlucky food: Toast on beans. Stop arsing about, for heaven's sake.
The BSaD Interview:
Throughout the 2004-05 Season BSaD are interviewing eminent ex-Hornets for the matchday programme. The Interviewee in Saturday's programme is Malcolm Allen.