League Cup Second Round, 21/09/04, 7.45pm
Last time: 1-2 (29/11/03)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Gillingham (H, 18/09/04, W3-1)
Last line-up: M.Hahnemann, G.Murty, N.Shorey, A.Williams, I.Ingimarsson, A.Hughes, J.Harper, S.Sidwell, P.Brooker, D.Kitson, N.Forster (Subs: B.Convey, I.Sonko, S.Goater, R.Newman, 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, Off at Eleven (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Reading)
On this day
Previous reports: Watford 3 Crystal Palace 3, 21/09/02, Wigan Athletic 3 Watford 1, 21/09/99, Watford 0 Peterborough United 0, 21/09/96, Watford 3 Tottenham Hotspur 6, 21/09/94
Saint of the Day: Saint Cadoc is one of the most celebrated of the Welsh saints. Born at the end of the fifth century, this son of the king of southern Wales established his own monastery near Cardiff before being transported on a white cloud to Benevento in Italy where he became a bishop.
Lucky animal: Badgers. Fierce and stripey, a fine combination.
Unlucky food: Happy Shopper baked beans. You can't take it with you, you know.