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Luke Moore's Future Away From Villa?

Luke Moore's Future Away From Villa?

Luke Moore has hinted that his future might lie away from Villa Park.

With the young strikers contract up in June and no sign of a new deal being offered, Luke said:

“I’ve been here since I was eight-years-old and I’m a fan so I want to see the club move forward – regardless of whether I’m here or not.'

The striker came through the Villa ranks alongside his older brother Stefan Moore (now at QPR).

Lukey Boy has 1 Premiership and one League Cup goal this season. He has started 7 games being replaced 5 times and has come on from the bench in 5 games.

So what do you think, our latest poll asks if you would extend the 21-year-olds contract or whether you think he'll go the same way as his older brother.

To me, he is too young to write off unless we know that we are bringing in a world class or top striker in January, he is only the same age as Gabby and both are still rookies learning their trade. Maybe a loan (once we have more striker options) might be better?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 23 2007
Time: 3:22PM

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I would love him to stay because i think he will be a class player in the future, but he needs to think about his career and is he going to get a chance to start week in week out if we bring in a couple of more strikers, we could still bring in Crouch and Defoe meaning we could offload Harewood and if Maloney wants to go he can. I believe his future is with Villa if he really worked hard, i mean last season and the season before that he was our best striker shots to goal ratio better than ANYONE on the team. So he has got some talent and hopefully MON can sign him up and develop him.
Villa 4 Ever
23/11/2007 16:11:00
we need to keep him at VP unless we buy 2 quality strikers. Lets face it, we have Gabi and Carew, and injury scare to either = no strikers!! With Maloney looking likely to leave, our attacking options become minimal.
23/11/2007 16:38:00
I think Moore is as good as Defoe and would prove to be a good player as back-up; he may even eventually be a starter. Agbonlahor is now ahead of Moore in the pecking order with Carew as starters; I think Villa should sign Anelka; add Moore, Agbonlahor and Carew then we would have a great strikeforce. I presume Scarewood and Maloney will leave soon!
23/11/2007 16:40:00
Am I alone in thinking that Luke is a different player when he comes off the bench rather than starting? He has had a decent run of starting games this season and has done okay without being anything special. However, over the last couple of seasons he always seems to make a positive contribution when he comes on as a sub, and seems to score the majority of his goals then. At present I would see him as a sub who can win or save a match for us, and although he will want more than that long term that will be up to him when he gets his next extended run in the team. I would definitely give him another contract though, because he is a natural finisher and has great potential
23/11/2007 16:48:00
He's certainly not up to it at the moment. Sulky and out of sorts. Like other players why isn't he signed up? Even if he goes we could get some dosh. We have 4 players who could walk. That's about £10 mill.
23/11/2007 17:16:00
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23/11/2007 18:30:00
I really hope we keep him as I feel that if he can get a goal to boost his confidence, and a run in the team, then he will prove to be great for us. He has got what it takes and is definately worth persevering with.
23/11/2007 18:44:00
Luke is simply not progressing as we all hoped and expected. The ball is firmly in his court. He has to produce if he wants the offer of a new deal, and to date this season he hasn't. Bags of ability, and a natural finisher, but for whatever reason he is not doing the business.
23/11/2007 19:43:00
With regards to players and contracts we should look at both sides of the fence.The club, who will want to extend the contracts of their players that have a reasonable value, even if it is to sell them a year later( like Arsene Wenger) so the club gets a return.On the other side you have the agents talking in the ear of the player, saying how they will hold all he cards, there is no rush as they can hold out for a better deal.It's Poker face time.As we know MON does not suffer fools gladly and will not be bullied or harrassed into anything.These comments could be the simple "in limbo" remarks or veiled threats that the players will go, instigated by the agents. Bottom line is he is a young Villa lad, who loves the club and if it is me I would want to be one of the players in a team photo that has won something.His hold up play is excellent and with a bit of luck he would have scored 3-4 more goals this season all ready.In MON we trust.
24/11/2007 07:57:00
He has the skills but I am seriously beginning to doubt his mental capacity to be a top striker. When he's in the right frame of mind he is an awesome finisher but he is too fragile mentally. A great example of the opposite of this was Shearer, a good striker with the perfect winning mentality which turned him into a great striker. Actual physical ability is probably only 20-30% of the jigsaw puzzle the rest being mental capacity/attitude and I'm starting to think that Moore just doesn't have it.
Villain Of The North
24/11/2007 10:01:00
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