Geller says Grecians are not on his mind

The Western Morning News
21 Feb 1997

at Home Park
TELEVISION psychic Uri Geller claims reports that he is about to make a bid for Exeter City are bending the truth.
The star, known to millions for his apparent ability to restart watches, stop cable cars in their I tracks and, of course, render everyday kitchen utensils unusable just by holding them between his fingers is a well I known supporter of Reading FC, and told this month’s issue of Total Football magazine that he is seriously considering buying a Second or Third Division club.
Geller’s 16-year-old son Daniel is an Exeter fan and that Geller counts the club’s chairman Ivor Doble as a personal friend after I appearing at the pre-season friendly with Chelsea and watching the team lose at Brighton and Hove Albion last week.
And yesterday Geller was quoted as saying: “I’m looking at three or four Second and Third Division clubs. Obviously Exeter is one possibility.”
“I have not examined Exeter’s financial position, which would have to be done before I took my interest any further. But I truly believe that Exeter City can be a really good club.”
But speaking to the WMN later he insisted his remarks had been taken out of context.
“Basically I think this story has started because my son is a very big supporter of Exeter City. The rumours have been swept away and taken on wings,” he said.
“I can’t say what my son would like me to do. I’m sure he’d like it if I bought Liverpool.
“I am sending scouts out to get information on something like 40% of clubs in the Second and Third Divisions, which I will assess.”
“But the next step will not come until sometime next year. I’m too busy with my work worldwide at the moment and when I do buy a club I will have to drop 70% of that work.”
Meanwhile manager Peter Fox will have decided this morning whether or not to take young Wolves striker Glen Crowe on loan in time for tomorrow’s crucial relegation basement battle with Darlington.


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