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.

PEARLMAN SAYS: County should have been team of the year

6:02am Tuesday 17th December 2013

THE easiest pastime in the world is to pour scorn on Sports Personality of the Year.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why should Cleverly fight Bellew again?

10:31am Tuesday 10th December 2013

AS you know, this column positively bristles when stupid and downright ridiculous nonsense is spouted by boxers.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why Lottery Les has been so good for County

South Wales Argus: MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why Lottery Les has been so good for County

10:02am Tuesday 10th December 2013

YOU might have noticed a jumbo screen being erected at Rodney Parade, courtesy of Newport County AFC chairman Les Scadding.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Ramsey cheering was embarrassing

10:11am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

“WE’LL keep a welcome in the hillside; We'll keep a welcome in the glen. This land you knew will still be singing, when you come home, sweet home again.”

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Sky is the limit for County

South Wales Argus: HIGH HOPES: With the likes of Adam Chapman (left) improving all the time and Andy Sandell returning from injury lay-off, County fans must be feeling hugely optimistic about their promotion prospects

10:02am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

GENUINE promotion contenders and now the hard work truly begins in earnest.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Good luck to Crystal Pulis

2:01pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

TONY Pulis can shut up his critics forever at new club Crystal Palace.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Boxing farce shows football refs aren't so bad

South Wales Argus: Referee Howard Foster stops Carl Froch (right) and George Groves during the WBA and IBF Super Middleweight Title fight at the Phones 4u Arena, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 23, 2013. See PA Story BOXING Manchester. P

12:03pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

SO it turns out football fans don't have a monopoly on indignation directed at referees.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: So I was right about Bale's transfer being bad news for Wales

South Wales Argus: MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: So I was right about Bale's transfer being bad news for Wales

10:02am Tuesday 19th November 2013

THROUGHOUT the summer, I warned that far from being the exciting and monumental red letter day my media colleagues were portraying it as, Gareth Bale’s impending transfer to Real Madrid was likely to be bad news for Wales.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: It's time County reviewed their sales policy

South Wales Argus: County hotshot Conor Washington targets promotion

9:02am Tuesday 19th November 2013

SHOPPING at Newport County AFC has always been a pleasure, but that must change.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN: WRU put FAW to shame with self-promotion

9:40am Tuesday 12th November 2013

IF a lack of communication from the FAW as pertains to Chris Coleman’s future is understandable, their inability to promote themselves remains a mystery.

MICHAEL PEARLMA N SAYS: Chris Coleman and the FAW is a marriage of convenience

South Wales Argus: Wales Manager Chris Coleman during a training session at Hensol, Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday October 8, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

9:31am Tuesday 12th November 2013

MY best friend loves to tell the same anecdote about a trip to India.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Cardiff City hatred makes no sense in 2013

10:31am Tuesday 5th November 2013

I APPRECIATE it will never be a popular view among the diehard fans, but for now Cardiff City should be viewed as friend and not foe of Newport County AFC.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: I'm changing my pre-season prediction for County

South Wales Argus: Newport County's goalscorers Christian Jolley (left) and Aaron O'Connor celebrate with the trophy during the Blue Square Premier League Play-Off Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 5, 2013. See PA st

10:02am Tuesday 5th November 2013

JUSTIN Edinburgh stated we should judge Newport's prospects based on their first 15 Football League games, but to do so on their position in the table wouldn't tell the true story.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Criticism of Ferguson book is baffling, especially from Robbie Savage

12:11pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

A LOT of drivel is spouted about football, you might argue much of it in this column, but the reaction to Sir Alex Ferguson's new 'explosive' autobiography has really taken the cake.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Off the field County are getting things right

South Wales Argus: Connor Washington (1912213)

12:04pm Tuesday 29th October 2013

IN exactly a week, Newport County will be fair game to be assessed from top to bottom.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Injury woe might be the making of County

South Wales Argus: Andy Sandell in action against Dagenham

11:02am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

IF a weekly column isn't the place for wild theories I don't know where is and to that end, how about a Newport County one?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Naylor a dream fit for Porter's role

10:41am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

IT was excellent to see Newport bounce back from a hammering at Rochdale with an equally dominant display against York on Saturday.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Reaction to defeat will be County's biggest test

12:30pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

ASK any Hollywood script writer and they’ll tell you that adversity sells.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Does Coleman even want to fight to stay on?

South Wales Argus: Wales manager Chris Coleman during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying, Group A match Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday October 11, 2013. See PA story SOCCER Wales. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

12:02pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

WELL that’s cleared that up then hasn’t it? Surely it’s a case of Wales won, so Coleman stays?

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Coleman reliant on performance as well as result to stay on as Wales manager

12:01pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

IN a week that will define Chris Coleman's tenure as Wales manager, it seems incredible to me that we are still forced to constantly read between the lines as far as he's concerned.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: South-west is best for celebrating Edinburgh

South Wales Argus: MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: South-west is best for celebrating Edinburgh

12:40pm Tuesday 1st October 2013

SOUTH-west is definitely best for Newport County AFC, proud owners of back-to-back Football League victories.

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