MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: A mixed week for Argus Sport's movers and shakers

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It's been a mixed week for some of the key movers in Argus Sport.

Great week: Bradley Dredge

The Blackwood golfer is back with a bang after a torrid time in recent years.

He finished second in Denmark in a European Tour event, even though he doesn’t have a full tour card and will play five of the next six weeks on tour, including an appearance at the Wales Open at the Celtic Manor.

Dredge also bagged £132,000 in Denmark, his biggest cheque in over five years.

Good week: Chris Gunter

Reading have picked up four points from six so far this term and also advanced in the Capital One Cup at the expense of Newport.

Gunter has skippered the Royals this term and clearly enjoyed himself finally playing his hometown club for the first time in his career.

His form is as consistent as ever and he's almost certain to line-up for Wales in September to win cap number 55.

Bad week: James Collins

All that anticipation and then Ginge gets sent off in the very first game. Sound familiar?

West Ham fans and Wales fans have something in common after Collins' red card at the Boleyn on Saturday allowed Tottenham a chance to play with even numbers again after 35 minutes of 11 v 10.

You wait three months to play and then get sent off. Nightmare.

Horrible week: Newport County AFC

A dreadful week with some good moments, County have got to improve on their miserable start to the season.

The Exiles were excellent for long spells at Reading, but they couldn't match the Royals' quality in front of goal and attempted to take the positives to Morecambe.

They did exactly that for 45 minutes and led 2-0, but capitulated and came home empty handed.

County must show more fortitude, especially defensively and they must stand up and be counted and do the nasty stuff to put some points on the board.

Newport's fans should travel to Mansfield tonight expecting to see better resiliency from their side, at the very least.

Strange week: Tony Pulis

From Premier League manager of the season to leaving by mutual consent 48 hours before the big kick-off.

Like Brian Clough, Don Revie or Steve Coppell, Pulis’ Palace tenure will go down in football infamy and we are still none the wiser to truly knowing why it happened.

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