(JP: 'I can't really talk to you very much about things that have been going on in my life this week, perhaps you'll be pleased to hear that. It's been mainly football of course, as it has been in a lot of people's wives...lives, rather. What did I mean by that? Obviously, if I was to talk about the last match that I saw, it would kind of date this programme, because I don't know at what stage of the proceedings you get to hear it. But I hope that by the time you do hear it, that (Steve) McManaman's had a match, and that Michael Owen has been amongst the goals.')
(JP: 'One of the matches that I have seen with which I was most engaged was the first match featuring Jamaica, and I really wanted them to win. I mean, any reasonable person would, I think, and I was very disappointed that they didn't, but they were very brave, and Robbie Earl's goal, fantastic goal...frustrating was the fact that very morning I got a reggae record from Kingston called the Reggae Boyz by Black Congo, which is actually too warped to play. I can only play you a little bit of it.')
(JP: 'Very very very old listeners to John Peel's Music On BFBS may just dimly remember a record by Don Carlos called Late Night Blues, which I used to play a great deal whenever it came out twenty years ago, something like that, maybe 17 or 18. Don Carlos has reappeared. He may have made loads of records in between, but I've missed all of them, or most of them anyway, and this the first of them that I've been aware of in about 10 years.')
↑In fact, Owen had scored the only goal against Romania two days previous to this broadcast. McManaman would make his only appearance in the tournament two days later as a substitute for Paul Scholes in England's 2-0 win over Colombia.