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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Lots of Drama

A look at the drama in the FA Cup semifinals, plus a lot of drama at Anfield as Liverpool secure a big win at the top of the table (and perhaps one player was doing a bit of acting, too). Meanwhile, Mark makes a music pick from local lads Heiruspecs.

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On the Ball with Mark Wheat: Emirates Emissary

Mark Wheat recaps a very exciting weekend in the Premiership, and MPR's Chief Operating Officer Dave Kansas shares a report from Saturday's Arsenal v Manchester City match, which he attended in person. Plus, a music pick that celebrates Crystal Palace's win over Chelsea.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Three-Horse Race

Mark Wheat climbs the table in his fantasy league, thanks to the weekend's goal fest. Liverpool fans start singing, "We're going to win the league" on the weekend's results. And a loyal Arsenal fan shares how he became a supporter as he gets ready to travel to a game at the Emirates this coming Saturday. Plus, a music pick.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Song for the Non-League Sides

A bit of karmic comeuppance for Mark Wheat's schadenfreude as Manchester United lose 3 - 0 to Liverpool in a match that included a remarkable three penalties. Meanwhile, Minnesota United have been on tour in England, and their win versus Matlock Town F.C. last week is the inspiration for today's song pick.

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On The Ball with Mark Wheat: Northern Soul

The hubris of certain Premiership managers stirs some schadenfreude in Mark Wheat this week; plus, exciting results from the FA Cup shift Mark's attention to Wigan and the musical subgenre known as Northern Soul.

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