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Crowe reassures Souths fans

Russell Crowe has sought to ease concerns of South Sydney fans as he moves to sell his share of the NRL club.
Crowe reassures Souths fans
by NRL

SYDNEY, Nov 19 AAP - Russell Crowe has sought to ease concerns of South Sydney fans as he moves to sell his share of the NRL club.

The actor took to Twitter on Monday, declaring: "South Sydney FC in a great place. Money in the bank, long term contracts with star players, excellent coach. Don't listen to panic merchants."

The Rabbitohs called a media conference for 11am (AEDT) on Monday to reveal plans of the proposed sale.

Crowe has cited family reasons following his marriage split for wanting out of the club at the end of the 2013 season.

However, his move to sell raised fresh concern from former club patriatch George Piggins, who was a fierce opponent of Crowe's and businessman Peter Holmes a Court's successful takeover bid in 2006.

"I think the fans must be very concerned about where the club goes now, and those who voted for the takeover must be very concerned too," Piggins told AAP.

"This is exactly what worried me most about the whole thing ... the fans will be feeling cheated."

"You have to ask where do Souths go from here?

"Where will the money come from considering the struggles leagues clubs are having these days? Will the club still be based in Sydney or might they have to move it somewhere like Perth?

"This brings so much uncertainty, and it was always what troubled me about it.

"But I can't see anyway they can go back to the old model. They will have to find another billionaire who wants to take over and I'm not sure there are too many of them out there."


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