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MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Selling players will become the key for Newport County AFC

SWA ST 08/05/2013

Newport County open top bus parade to show off the Blue Square Bet Premier League play off final trophy, Chairman Les Scadding (29368106)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Supporter owned club is dream ticket, but far from certain

Wales' Gareth Bale scores his side's first goal during the UEFA European Championship Qualifying match at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 12, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: Davi

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Over confidence of Welsh football fans is concerning

HOT PROPERTY: Taulupe Faletau

CHRIS KIRWAN: Transfer fees, release clauses and service station deals inevitable as rugby mirrors wise football moves

PLAYING WITH FREEDOM: Wales will hope England's rugby players follow the lead of the cricketers

CHRIS KIRWAN: Gatland will hope Lancaster’s England follow the cricketers’ gung-ho approach in a bid to entertain

NEARLY THERE: Gareth Bale and Wales are closing in on qualification for France 2016

CHRIS KIRWAN: Creating a rugby/football divide unhelpful when a sporting mix is needed

RIGHT DIRECTION: Wales manager Chris Coleman gives instructions from the touchline in Brussels last November

Michael Pearlman says: Friday is exciting, but it is a bonus game for Wales

FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss crim

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Football, it is hard to love at the moment, isn't it?

Lee Selby celebrates defeating Evgeny Gradovich in their IBF World featherweight Title fight at the O2 Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 30, 2015. See PA story BOXING London. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wir

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Lee Selby heroic, but don't forget his unsung heroes

GRAND SLAM: Wales have had huge rugby moments at the Millennium Stadium, now it's time for the football boys to do the same

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Going back to the Millennium Stadium would be the right thing to do for Chris Coleman's side

01.05.15 - Newport County New Manager Appointed - Former England International Terry Butcher is announced as the new manager of Sky Bet League 2 side Newport County AFC (24904888)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: We have to stay cool on lack of incomings at County... for now

File photo dated 31/05/2014 of Carl Froch celebrating with his belt after knocking down George Groves during the IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight Title fight at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday February 3, 2015. Ca

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Froch is the best at moment but lacks class to act like it/Selby will be a world champion

END OF AN ERA: A whole host of star men from this season have departed Rodney Parade after Terry Butcher opted to axe a dozen players

MICHAEL PEARLMAN: Butcher has gambled big in his first week in charge

BENEFIT YEAR: Ashley Smith and me will be celebrating ten years at the Dragons next season

LEWIS EVANS: Why I can't wait for pre-season training

TALENT: I'm delighted that Tom Owen-Evans has signed a pro contract with County

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: Club could lose players they want to keep

NIGHT TO FORGET: The boys suffered a heavy loss in the Challenge Cup loss to Edinburgh last month so will be desperate to put right the wrongs

LEWIS EVANS: The boys owe Edinburgh one and keeping home winning streak is so important

Jimmy Dack says his goodbyes. (24979859)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Jimmy Dack isn't the only County hero worthy of a big send off

NEW BLOOD: Terry Butcher went through the pain barrier for England in 1989

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Crazy not to at least keep an open mind about Terry Butcher

EMOTIONAL: It could be farewell for a lot of people today

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: Get ready for a special day on Parade

RETURN: It was good to see Rynard Landman back against the Scarlets last week

LEWIS EVANS: We're not far off challenging the Pro12 big boys

Inverness's manager Terry Butcher watches as his team play Motherwell during the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, Inverness. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 4, 2013. See PA story SOCCER I

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: We must give new man a chance, whoever takes County hotseat

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: My retained and released list for Newport County AFC

DOWN IN THE DUMPS: We suffered after Dagenham loss

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: Good week off the field, bad week on it

HANGING UP HIS BOOTS: It's sad to see Lee Byrne retire because of injury

LEWIS EVANS: We're determined to end on a high

Darren Jones celebrates his goal with Justin Edinburgh (11363082)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County don't need to get promoted, but they do need to improve dramatically to save next season

JAILED: Chris Zebroski celebrates scoring the winner last time we played Dagenham, in October

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: Bad week but we have to stay positive

LATE SHOW: The boys have shown great spirit to win games late, like against Ulster when Jonathan Evans scored, but will want to hit the front at Murrayfield

LEWIS EVANS: Comeback kids will be desperate to start with a bang at Murrayfield

PERFECT DAY: Newport Gwent Dragons celebrate their penalty try in the Challenge Cup quarter-final win against Cardiff Blues

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons playing with pride and spirit to give reason to believe in a bright future

CHOPPED DOWN: Jack Dixon lead the way in defence for Newport Gwent Dragons

CHRIS KIRWAN: Centre Jack Dixon at the heart of Dragons' upturn in fortunes

Lee Selby is in the top 10 of Ray Jones’ Great sporting Barrians (Photo Lawrence Lustig)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Welsh boxing will be back with a bang on May 30

Newport County v Hartlepool United
County celebrate with manager Jimmy Dack after Aaron O'Connor scores their 2nd (22408535)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County don't know how this season will end, but are already making next term tougher

GREAT FORM: Aaron O'Connor

MIKE FLYNN SAYS: We believe we can do it and are where we want to be

SLIGHTLY JEALOUS: It was great to see the boys enjoying their quarter-final win against Cardiff Blues but I'd have loved to be out there at Rodney Parade

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons' derby victory against Blues a fantastic occasion but tough viewing

INFLUENTIAL FIGURE: South African prop Brok Harris has been a mainstay of the Dragons' front row since arriving from South Africa

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons making strides with foreign accents guiding young Welsh talent

GREAT BACKING: Newport Gwent Dragons held on against Cardiff Blues, aided by their passionate fans

CHRIS KIRWAN: Passionate backing makes Rodney Parade special but 'horrible' tag a worry

Newport County v Hartlepool United
County celebrate with manager Jimmy Dack after Aaron O'Connor scores their 2nd (22408535)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN: My Newport County glass is half full.... and half empty

IMPORTANT ROLE: Lock Cory Hill will be a key figure as we look to get our driving lineout working

LEWIS EVANS: Dragons must relish favourites tag in derby encounter

CHASING A REPEAT: Dorian Jones and Nic Cudd celebrated a Newport Gwent Dragons victory in the capital on Boxing Day and need to be toasting success on Saturday afternoon

CHRIS KIRWAN: Challenge Cup a source of amusement for some but derby defeat would be no laughing matter for upwardly-mobile Dragons

DRIVING FORCE: Hooker Elliot Dee celebrates Newport Gwent Dragons' first pushover try against Cardiff Blues on Boxing Day

CHRIS KIRWAN: The more mauls the merrier for the Dragons in Euro derby

SPECIAL MOMENT: Wales' Gareth Bale celebrates after victory against Israel on Saturday, the team's best performance since 2002

PEARLMAN SAYS: Chris Coleman's heroes are making Wales fans proud again

KEY CLASH: Our wing Hallam Amos will be hoping to get more chances to add to his try tally against Treviso

LEWIS EVANS: Treviso clash vital in the countdown to huge Euro derby at Rodney Parade

SELECTION BATTLE: Newport Gwent Dragons wing Hallam Amos will hope to force his way into Warren Gatland's Wales squad for the World Cup

CHRIS KIRWAN: Precious few places left in Wales’ World Cup party

TRY TIME: Sean O'Brien burst over for Ireland on their way to the Six Nations title

CHRIS KIRWAN: A new free-flowing era for the Six Nations? Don't be daft

SWA MIKE LEWIS 16 3 13 REPORTERWALES V ENGLAND 2013 RBS 6 NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE MILLENNIUM STADIUM IN CARDIFFWALES MAN OF THE MATCH SAM WARBURTON ON A CHARGE THROUGH THE ENGLAND BACKLINE (17836211)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: The rugby was fun, why can't it always be like that?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Huge week for Wales to come, huge week for County just gone

TRAINING PARTNER: Like our hooker Elliot Dee, I've been doing plenty of hard graft in the gym at our training base

LEWIS EVANS: Conditioners ensure there are still plenty of 'jelly legs' moments despite injury

Adam Jones (4649318)

CHRIS KIRWAN: Maybe it's just time to move on from Adam Jones

Ollie Griffiths (10074548)

CHRIS KIRWAN: Dragons could do with bringing their A game for burgeoning talent

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, left, takes control of the ball from Villarrealâs Jaume Costa, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Bale having to ride the storm at Real Madrid and deal with ridiculous supporters

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Dack has to change things up at County

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Dack has to change things up at County

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