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England celebrate victory in the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 11, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Ashes criticism aimed at Cardiff was totally wrong

England head coach Trevor Bayliss (left) addresses the squad before the nets session ahead of the First Investec Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 6, 2015. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo cre

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Welsh sport fans have never had it so good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Paying tribute to Ken Gorman

BIG MOMENT: County celebrate their massive winning goal at Burton Albion© Huw Evans Picture Agency

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Perspective not hard to find for Newport County fans

LOVE IS ALL AROUND: Jimmy Dack with his team at the final whistle on Valentine's Day

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time for County to be bold, on and off the field

LOVE IS ALL AROUND: Jimmy Dack with his team at the final whistle on Valentine's Day

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Back the Dack, but don't stop planning for a future without him

Argus-Mark    05-05-13Newport County v WrexhamJustin Edinburgh Les Scadding and Tim Harris (17891359)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Another quiet week covering Newport County AFC

Bradford City's Mark Yeates (front) celebrates with team-mates after scoring his sides fourth goal of the game during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday January 24, 2015. See PA story

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Bradford cup shock was incredible, but Wrexham are still the upset kings

Darren Jones celebrates his goal with Justin Edinburgh (11363084)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Let's not turn a blip into a crisis

Danny Crow  (4974681)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Great to see that Danny Crow was appreciated

Police keep an eye on Newport County and Portsmouth fans in the city centre (15911943)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County should embrace being disliked, but only on the field

File photo dated 25-08-2013 The statue of Fred Keenor as Cardiff City fans chant during the Bluebirds Unite protest against the clubs change of shirt colour from blue to red. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday January 8, 2014. Cardiff fans are

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Cardiff City playing in blue is absolutely right, but not a cause to celebrate

Cheltenham Town versus Newport County
ELATED County players celebrate with scorer Chris Zebroski (15253556)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: It is a glory era for Newport County fans, try and enjoy it

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey scores his side's third goal during the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 17, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER FA Cup. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS:

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: FA Cup deserves better treatment from all of us

Cheltenham Town versus Newport County
AERIAL BATTLE County's Darren Jones (15244546)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: For promotion, just add experienced and Welsh central defender

Cheltenham Town versus Newport CountyELATED County players celebrate with scorer Chris Zebroski (15253556)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Why don't Newport sides ever get the credit they deserve?

Newport County v Stevenage 13th December 2014. Aaron O'Connor celebrates the opening goal with his team mates. (14560872)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: It is harder and harder to believe Exiles won't be in promotion mix

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Dereck Chisora during their Eliminator match for the WBO World Heavyweight Championship and British and Commonwealth heavyweight Championship at the ExCel Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Last month has underlined big irritations in boxing

SHOCK: I’m gutted that my old friend Byron Anthony has had to retire.

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Anthony is a huge loss to County

Darren Jones celebrates his goal with Justin Edinburgh (11363080)

10 reasons why Newport County aren't going to blow up like last season

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Great to see Aaron O'Connor and Max Porter fit and flying for the Exiles

Wales Manager Chris Coleman gives instructions from the touchline during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying match at the King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday November 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Belgium. Photo credit

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: It's time to eat humble pie about Chris Coleman

Bernard Hopkins of Philadelphia, PA, right, and Sergey Kovalev of Russia exchange punches during the sixth round of the Main Event IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight Titles boxing in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Kovalev won by TKO in the

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: First blood to Cleverly over Bellew thanks to Sergey Kovalev

Wales v Australia 8th November 2014 Millenium Stadium. Welsh supporters. (12527348)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Welsh football needs to take stock of pricing as even the rugby boys feel the pinch

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Fans are right about football costing too much

Darren Jones celebrates his goal with Justin Edinburgh (11363084)

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: County can and will continue fine start to campaign

RUMPUS: England manager Roy Hodgson (left) and Raheem Sterling

MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Time for the rest of Britain to pity us poor England fans

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