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Russell Crowe “significantly pursued” shopping for Leeds United Football Club

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Russell Crowe has revealed that he as soon as was simply “a telephone name away” from buying Leeds United Football Club.

The Gladiator star is a longtime fan of the membership, after rising up watching them on Match of the Day whereas a younger man in Australia.

And now, in an interview with fellow Leeds fan Chris Moyles on Radio X, he has disclosed how shut he got here to purchasing the membership outright.

Crowe did in truth put money into the membership as a part of a company takeover by 49ers Enterprise in 2018, however he recalled how “seven or eight, perhaps 10 years in the past”, he “actually did significantly pursue” shopping for all the membership.

Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe (Picture: Getty)

“I simply kind of felt that they only wanted a bit extra focus,” he added. “And I don’t know if you realize, however I personal a Rugby League crew in Australia. So on the time, I appeared into it, and [I] was very shut, it was actually shut – like a telephone name or two away from me doing it. But then the truth of it kind of hit me.”

“I remembered what it was like within the first three to 4 years of working South [Sydney Rabbitohs], and the way a lot time it took. And I began to calculate, I’m going to be in Leeds a minimal six to seven months a 12 months for the subsequent 4 years. And my household life, my youngsters, all of that stuff, the opposite duties I’ve, and I simply took a step again.”

Crowe can be set to seem at this 12 months’s Glastonbury Festival, as a part of ‘Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party’.

It will come forward of a UK and Ireland tour in July, kicking off on the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on July 1, earlier than heading to Warrington, Paris, London and Leeds, and wrapping up at Eden Court in Inverness on July 26.

Opening assist will come from Lorraine O’Reilly in any respect dates. Visit right here to buy tickets and take a look at the complete listing of tour dates under.

Russell Crowe’s ‘Indoor Garden Party’ 2024 UK and Ireland dates are: 
1 – Dublin, Gaiety Theatre
4 – Warrington, Parr Hall
6 – Paris La Cigale (France)
24 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
25 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
26 – Inverness, Eden Court

The actor’s Indoor Garden Party first started again 2009, when Crowe carried out exterior a London pub owned by the late speak present icon Michael Parkinson, and it has continued ever since.

Crowe additionally mentioned the opportunity of his retirement from appearing final 12 months, throughout an look on the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

“You are standing in entrance of the mirror, and go: ‘Who the fuck is that?’ I’m in that interval now,” he mentioned. “I’ll take Ridley Scott as my function mannequin: he’s nonetheless discovering new issues in his work. Or I’ll simply cease and you’ll by no means hear from me once more.”

“I haven’t determined what it’s going to be. These are two very legitimate decisions.”

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