Football League Division Two, 08/05/05, 1.00pm
West Ham United
Last time: 0-0 (22/11/04)
Previous results: See Watford Versus...
Last match: vs. Sunderland (H, 29/04/05, ??-?)
Last line-up: J.Walker, T.Repka, A.Ferdinand, E.Ward, C.Powell, S.Newton, N.Reo-Coker, H.Mullins, M.Etherington, M.Harewood, T.Sheringham (Subs: C.Fletcher, B.Zamora, R.Brevett, L.Chadwick, S.Bywater)
Ex-Hammers at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at West Ham: Luke Chadwick
Mutual friends: David Connolly, Alan Devonshire, Colin Foster, David James, David Noble, Glenn Roeder, Mark Robson, Stuart Slater
Web sites: Knees Up Mother Brown, West Ham Online, On the Terraces (Rivals),
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (London)
On this day
Previous reports: Crystal Palace 0 Watford 2, 08/05/94
Saint of the Day: Saint Michael the Archangel was the leader of the army of God that fought against Lucifer. This battle continued on earth, in particular in Cornwall. During one fight Michael caused the devil to drop his stone on Helston. The Hell Stone is now said to be in the wall of the Angel Hotel where the devil returns once a year to see it. St Michael is celebrated in the town during the Helston Flora Day which is usually held on his feast day each year.
Nicholas Ralph's Numbers - Game 46: 46. Ah ha - not only the last match of the season, but a favourite number of those who call themselves Numerologists (which often has nothing whatever to do with mathematics). So here goes as we trot out the old chestnut: in the English version of Psalm 46, the 46th word is "shake", and the 46th word from the end is "spear". Gee whiz - "Shakespear". Well, it gets worse: Shakespeare was 46 when the King James version of the Bible was published in 1610, which happens to be 35 x 46. Much more interestingly it is the relieving and thankful end of forty six occasions of severe stress, and we can all relax until - inevitably - it starts all over again in about six weeks.
Lucky animal: Jellyfishy
Unlucky food: Doesn't much matter now, does it? Scoff whatever you want...
The BSaD Interview:
Throughout the 2004-05 Season BSaD are interviewing eminent ex-Hornets for the matchday programme. In Sunday's programme you get TWO, you lucky people...namely Craig Ramage and Stuart Slater.