MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: FAW have difficult decisions to come on Ched Evans

South Wales Argus: Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans Sunday July 31, 2011.  (8431777)

8:16am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Euro 2016 campaign is supposed to be the big one for Wales, the qualifying tournament where for once we enter with genuine belief that this time it could be different.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: World Cup should give Wales fans hope

7:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014

ON the simple basis that Gareth Bale isn't unhinged, Welsh football fans should take a lot of heart from some of the performances at this extraordinary World Cup.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Goals should be the goal for returning Exiles

South Wales Argus: Launch of new Newport County home and away kits. The new home and away kits are modelled by players Christian Jolley and Aaron O'Connor. (5657985)

7:47am Tuesday 1st July 2014

NEWPORT County AFC returned to work yesterday as pre-season began and fingers crossed, they made goals their goal for the new campaign.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: England's World Cup disgrace didn't occur on the pitch

8:17am Tuesday 24th June 2014

THERE has been a national embarrassment over the Severn Bridge pertaining to the World Cup, but not the one the tabloid papers would have you believe.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why the apathy over County moving back home to Newport?

South Wales Argus: Llanwern High School announced that Newport County Football Club will be using their sports pitches for training.  Pictured at the training ground from left Andy Knight Director of Business, Dave Boddy Chief Executive Newport County and Peter Jenkins Scho

8:06am Tuesday 24th June 2014

I HAVE to admit I was surprised last week at the total apathy towards Newport County AFC announcing their intention to ditch Cardiff as their permanent training base.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: My kingdom for an FA Cup run

South Wales Argus: (7188741)

8:12am Tuesday 17th June 2014

An FA Cup run, an FA Cup run, my kingdom for an FA Cup run.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Phil Neville and Co are no Muppets

7:51am Tuesday 17th June 2014

IT’S not easy being green, according to Kermit the Frog, but if you’re a World Cup pundit, it’s not easy being seen.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Your (armchair) guide to World Cup survival

8:13am Tuesday 10th June 2014

HAPPY World Cup week everyone, now let us discuss preparations for making the most out of this festival of football.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: I'm beginning to believe in bright football future for Wales

South Wales Argus: Coaching sessions at Dragon Park, Spytty, by FAW coaches
IN SESSION  Boys from colleges and elsewhere under the watchful eye (6880509)

8:07am Tuesday 10th June 2014

I HAVE to confess, I'm beginning to buy into the notion that Wales is undergoing a football revolution.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Malcolm has been brilliant for Newport, Wales and Team GB

South Wales Argus: (6749055)

8:13am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

UNDERVALUED, under-funded and unappreciated and now set for retirement, the end is nigh for the athletic career of Christian Malcolm.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Calzaghe is the greatest, but so unlucky to miss the boat twice

South Wales Argus: (6747918)

8:03am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

AFTER the astonishing spectacle at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, I couldn’t help but think about the man who this weekend will enter boxing’s Hall of Fame, Newbridge’s own Joe Calzaghe.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Froch is winning detractors not admirers

8:50am Tuesday 27th May 2014

THERE will be plenty of people, especially in Wales, desperate to see Carl Froch beaten this weekend... and that's an absolute travesty.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Even the Welsh hyperbole is not sufficient for Bale

South Wales Argus: Real Madrid's Gareth Bale lifts the trophy during celebrations at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, May 25, 2014, after the team won the Champions League final soccer match in Lisbon, Portugal by beating Atletico Madrid. (AP Pho

8:15am Tuesday 27th May 2014

ALREADY a Champions League winner and the most expensive player in the world, there truly is no telling just how far Gareth Bale can take his career.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Great to have Newport core at County

7:38am Tuesday 20th May 2014

SOMETIME this week I expect Newport County to announce the signing of Darren Jones and contract renewals for Byron Anthony and Mike Flynn and I couldn't be more delighted.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Warrior Rees deserves the plaudits

South Wales Argus: Gavin Rees celebrates beating Gary Buckland in their WBC International super middleweight title fight at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2014. See PA story BOXING Cardiff. Photo credit should read: Ti

7:31am Tuesday 20th May 2014

NOT even I can pretend to deny sports journalism is awash with undeserved platitudes.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Reviewing the Premier League

8:41am Tuesday 13th May 2014

SOME brief thoughts on the conclusion of the Premier League to conclude this week.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Saturday could be launching point for new era of Welsh boxing dominance

South Wales Argus: TIME TO SHINE: Lee Selby during the WBC International Featherweight Title fight at Craven Park Stadium, Hull shows the destructive form he wants to exhibit on Saturday night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena

8:17am Tuesday 13th May 2014

WELSH boxing could be set for an explosive fillip not seen since Joe Calzaghe’s era of dominance... if things go right this weekend.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Hopefully B League nonsense leads to reform that's actually needed

8:01am Tuesday 13th May 2014

PICTURE the scene if you will. It's the 2022 World Cup and Jonny Generic is preparing to take a last minute freekick for England in the World Cup final.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time for clubs to use their misery to exploit our hateful natures

9:31am Tuesday 6th May 2014

ANY child of the 80s or parent unfortunate enough to have a football obsessed kid will doubtless recall the huge market that opened in the Premier League era for horrendous football videos and DVDs.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Edinburgh has to get recruitment spot on this summer

South Wales Argus: Justin Edinburgh applaudes the fans as he leaves the pitch (5916339)

9:12am Tuesday 6th May 2014

IT’S time to assess Newport County’s released and retained list and it is a blessed relief to be talking far more positively than we would’ve been just a few short weeks ago.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Result aside, there was a lot of good from County this week

South Wales Argus: Newport County's captain David Pipe celebrates after the Blue Square Premier League Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 5, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wrexham. Photo credit should read: John Walto

9:32am Tuesday 29th April 2014

COLUMNS are an especially easy place to criticise, as I do most weeks, but it’s a blessed relief to be able to do nothing but praise Newport County AFC and their supporters this week.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Loan system is easy to fix

South Wales Argus: UNFAIR: Thibaut Courtois, seen here with Wales' Gareth Bale, will miss the biggest games of his career

8:37am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

NOW for some moans about loans.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time to pick County's player of the season

South Wales Argus: INFLUENTIAL: Striker Chris Zebroski is my player of the season

8:22am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IN the coming days your Argus will be asking you to name your Newport County and Newport Gwent Dragon of the season.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Treasure County Championship and Glamorgan skipper

1:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOU might be forgiven for thinking that cricket in England and Wales is something of a sore subject at the moment.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Edinburgh has a big issue with his strikers

South Wales Argus: Newport County v Wycombe Wanderers
First half shot from Christian Jolley (5376447)

10:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

IT was an absolute credit to the Newport County supporters that Christian Jolley received nothing but goodwill before ending his goal hell on Saturday.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Pulis is enjoying greatest ever success

11:01am Tuesday 8th April 2014

IT IS no secret that I was never a big fan of John Toshack when he was Wales manager.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County have off-field problems, but the chairman going on holiday isn't one

10:01am Tuesday 8th April 2014

I SERIOUSLY doubt that there is a single one of us who hasn't dreamed of what it would be like to win the lottery.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Cleverly needs someone who is going to tell him when he's wrong

South Wales Argus: (5005657)

10:04am Tuesday 1st April 2014

IF he is a gambling man, it is probably safe to assume that Nathan Cleverly is better than most of us.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: What a shame we never saw Calzaghe v Ward

1:42pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

IT was many happy returns to Wales' greatest ever boxer yesterday as Joe Calzaghe turned 41.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Shock signing and victory have proved the right medicine

1:41pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

PANIC OVER and crisis hopefully averted with Newport County AFC finally back to winning ways over the weekend.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Conspiracy theorists have got carried away with Pipe and Flynn issue

11:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

I WILL continue on the County theme by addressing what remains an elephant in the room, namely the impending exits of Mike Flynn and David Pipe.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: It will take more than one bad run to convince me Edinburgh is the wrong man

South Wales Argus: Newport Manager Justin Edinburgh (left) celebrates with his team after they score a second goal during the Capital One Cup, First Round match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday August 6, 2013. See PA story SOCCER

10:32am Tuesday 18th March 2014

SO It appears we need to talk about Justin.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Biggest test for Edinburgh will be arresting County's slump

10:02am Tuesday 11th March 2014

MY travels to Mansfield at the weekend were actually a pretty good metaphor for the travails of Newport County AFC at present.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Flynn and Pipe call was tough one to make

12:37pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

I FOUND myself torn between the professional and the personal in regard to the surprising news exclusively revealed in the Argus last week pertaining to the futures of David Pipe and Mike Flynn.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Tim Harris will be greatly missed at County

10:51am Tuesday 4th March 2014

SOME comments on the departure of Tim Harris as director of football and hopefully an opportunity to debunk some myths.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County can't moan about their pitch... ever

10:46am Tuesday 25th February 2014

I BET Jimmy Dack regretted bringing up to the state of the Rodney Parade pitch a second after he did so on Saturday.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Wales should be brimming with confidence over reaching 2016 European Championships

South Wales Argus: Wales' Gareth Bale (centre) is challenged by Croatia's Mateo Kovacic (right) during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Group A match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 26, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wa

10:07am Tuesday 25th February 2014

WHEN the football powerhouse nations of Bosnia and Israel contest the European Championships final in Paris in the summer of 2016, no Welsh football fan will be surprised.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County fans should not get despondent - promotion is still a real possibility

South Wales Argus: MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County fans should not get despondent - promotion is still a real possibility

7:19am Tuesday 18th February 2014

NEWPORT County aren't in crisis, they can get promoted this season and there is no cause for doom and gloom merchants to be spewing negativity all over the internet.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Flores was embarrassment and sin bin is way to deal with problem

10:31am Tuesday 4th February 2014

THE easiest thing in the world to do is to come out and slaughter Chico Flores for his absolutely appalling play-acting in Saturday's 2-0 defeat for Swansea at West Ham.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Rees should be prouder now than when he won world title


10:12am Tuesday 4th February 2014

ON Saturday Welsh boxing fans were treated to a fight they'll remember for a very long time.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County played a blinder with Washington deal

12:12pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

ARE there honestly fans who believe Newport County AFC lack ambition for selling Conor Washington?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County haven't overachieved and the season isn't over

South Wales Argus: ALL THE BEST: Conor Washington departs with goodwill from Newport fans

10:11am Tuesday 28th January 2014

ARE there honestly fans who believe Newport County AFC lack ambition for selling Conor Washington?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Try arguing against Tony Pulis now

South Wales Argus: New Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is unveiled during a press conference at Beckenham Training Ground, Kent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 25, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Palace. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTR

11:10am Tuesday 21st January 2014

DOES anyone still want to argue that Tony Pulis is anti-football, or a poor manager or any of the other nonsense spouted about him?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County's critics are spouting rubbish

12:21pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

I WILL stick with the County this week and address something that is becoming a real source of frustration for the Argus football writers this season.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: My verdict on O'Connor controversy

South Wales Argus: (3397467)

11:02am Tuesday 14th January 2014

MY THANKS of course to Aaron O'Connor, @Ocizzle, for putting me in such a fun position with this week's column, discussing his divisive Twitter rant.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Keep calm and trust Justin Edinburgh

10:31am Tuesday 7th January 2014

SO Newport County's New Year is off to a miserable start after their shock 2-1 defeat to bottom-placed Northampton Town.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time to stand behind captain Cook and coach Flower (but not Piers Morgan)

South Wales Argus: Australia celebrate winning the Fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 5, 2014. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use

10:02am Tuesday 7th January 2014

ALL good things must come to an end, as proved categorically by England's abject humiliation in the Ashes.

PEARLMAN SAYS: Rodney Parade pitch? Have some patience

7:01am Tuesday 24th December 2013

HAS the righteous indignation about Saturday's postponement with Wimbledon subsided?

PEARLMAN SAYS: Cardiff City problems could impact on Newport County

South Wales Argus: TOUGH TIMES: Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay

6:02am Tuesday 24th December 2013

WE need to talk about Cardiff City.

PEARLMAN SAYS: Weekend shows County boss Justin Edinburgh was right to stay

7:01am Tuesday 17th December 2013

THIS weekend proved unequivocally that Justin Edinburgh was absolutely right to turn down the chance to manage Portsmouth.

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