Football League Division Two, 07/08/04, 3.00pm
Preston North End
Last time: 1-2 (04/11/04)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Blackburn Rovers (H, 31/07/04, L0-1)
Last line-up: A.Lonergan, E.Skora, Y.Mawene, C.Lucketti, M.Broomes, P.Smith, D.Etuhu, P.McKenna, B.O'Neil, R.Cresswell, D.Healy (Subs: S.Lynch, A.McCormack, O.Daley, A.Smith, M.Brown, K.Langmead, G.Ward)
Ex-Lilywhites at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Preston: None
Mutual friends: Nigel Jemson, Dominic Ludden, Stuart Rimmer, Allan Smart
Web sites: Who's that Jumping off the Pier? (Rivals),
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Preston)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 2 Wimbledon 3, 07/08/99
Saint of the Day: Born into Venetian nobility, Saint Cajetan became a priest to devote his life to the poor. His good works included founding a bank to help the poor avoid loan sharks, which later became the bank of Naples. He was also known for betting prayers, rosaries and candles with his parishioners on whether he would do them a good deed. He always won the bet and they had to pay up in prayers.
Nicholas Ralph's Numbers - Game 1: The Greeks did not see one as a number at all (until last year) - and they still managed to win Euro 2004. This should be a good one.
Lucky animal: Red squirrels. (Grey squirrels are unlucky for some, mainly for red squirrels.)
Unlucky food: All plums, not including prunes.