EPL gossip

A few gossip stories from Barclays Premier League that you might want to keep an eye on. QPR owner Tony Fernandes says he and manager Neil Warnock are already planning the players they want to sign in January. Manchester United are planning a $40m bid for Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Goetze. CSKA Moscow forward Seydou … [Read the full story]

WA Reds are ready to join the NRL

WA Reds have received a unanimous endorsement from the 16 NRL clubs to join the competition in 2013. The non-binding vote of confidence at a recent NRL conference in Byron Bay offers a massive injection of confidence as the West Australian Rugby League plans to present its bid in March or April. WARL chief executive … [Read the full story]

Avoid scandals to win World Cup bid

With Oceania’s vote seemingly restored for Thursday’s vote in Zurich, the Football Federation Australian supremo was on a charm offensive for most of Monday press conference. Speaking at the snow-covered Hotel Zurichberg, a few hundred metres from FIFA headquarters on Zurich’s outskirts, Lowy said the final touches were being made on Wednesday evening’s half-hour last … [Read the full story]

McPherson makes an ‘Elle’ of an ambassador

By Buford Balony An ex-NRL club president’s daughter, a trailblazer for women’s rights from rural Queensland, a former AFL player and a shopping centre magnate. That is the foursome that Australia is pinning its 2022 World Cup hopes on in this week’s half-hour pitch to FIFA powerbrokers in chilly Zurich. Supermodel Elle McPherson, Governor-General Quentin … [Read the full story]