Crowe rules out Leeds takeover

Date published: Sunday 25th January 2015 3:33

Crowe rules out Leeds takeover

Crowe, who ploughed his own money into Australian rugby league club the South Sydney Rabbitohs back in 2006, caused a major stir earlier this year when, in response to a Twitter question, he asked the club’s fans if he should buy the West Yorkshire outfit.
However, he looked to have ruled that out on Tuesday in a series of posts on the social media platform, citing the potential impact on his family.
The 51-year-old, a self-confessed Leeds fan with 1.8million followers, tweeted: “#1 @LUFC These are my discoveries, my musings and my personal truth.
“#2 I stand by my belief that LUFC is a massive opportunity. When my trusted associates tested the idea… We found multiple potential…
“#3 … I’m 51, I answered questions on a topic, a passion…I did not create the agenda… As you may well know…
“#4 in 2006 I took over the 1908 formed South Sydney Rugby League team. 9 years of hard yakka later we broke a 43 year drought and won!!
“#5 so… I know what it takes . I’ve been through it, I look at the Mighty Leeds opportunity and I evaluate it through the time stolen …
“#6 from my kids. Economics tell the folks in my organisation we could smash this, but, I know the personal toll it takes, and I know …
“#7 without my actual hands on the wheel in Leeds I can’t guarantee investors a return. I’ve loved Leeds all my life. I will always.
“#8 I will not though steal anymore time from my children. It’s that simple.
“#9 think about this…there’s a hundred thousand who will march on together at least, stand up Leeds … Stand and be counted. #marchingontogether.”
At the time of the speculation, Leeds chairman Andrew Umbers insisted the Cellino family had no interest in selling the club.

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