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See You Luke!

Looks like Villa striker Luke Moore is set to go the way of his brother Stefan and leave.

Villa took up the one year option on the 21 year old striker leaving him tied to Villa until the summer of 2009 but Luke now looks like he wants out.

His agent, Steve Kutner told Sky Sports:

'He rejected the contract because he feels he needs to move on. He needs to be playing first-team football at this stage of his career. He is 21 now and has been very unlucky that he hurt his shoulder last season when he did. Luke has already proved he can do it in the Premier League.'

Not consistently he hasn't?

The agent added, 'They have got him for another season.' Having taken up the option but unless Luke denies his wishes to leave, I would think the club will listen to offers, there is no place for a player not wanting to fight for first team contention. It isn't automatic, especially when you are so young and inexperienced.

We reported last week that Martin O'Neill had already confirmed Luke had turned down an offer and that is why they took up the one year option. 'The decision to extend Luke's contract was our decision. There was talk about a new contract and negotiations went to and fro, but Luke has decided not to take the offer on board.' Adding, 'People here get opportunities to get into the side and they have to take them, I can only pick 16 players. There's a fight on for positions and I'd want that throughout the team. As a general message to everyone in the squad, people have got to fight to get into the side and, if they get into the team, then they have to do well. Luke's played a number of games. But this is what happens - someone comes into the side, does okay, then does not so badly, then maybe doesn't do so cleverly, then doesn't play for a couple of weeks and then questions are asked.'

See you Luke.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 13 2007
Time: 3:16PM

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Wrong Attitude im afraid - BB LUKEY
xfranc
13/12/2007 15:20:00
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"there is no place for a player not wanting to fight for first team contention. It isn't automatic, especially when you are so young and inexperienced." Did his agent say that?!?! Thats amazing! Almost sounds like his agent is having a go at him!
DeanoVilla
13/12/2007 15:20:00
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It really is a shame. He has the talent and still has some time. I could tell early on though that he didn't have it in him to fight for a place and when he has had to or felt like the pressure was on he was not able to deliver. Many fans supported him getting into the first team after he came back last year and with a better attuitude he would stick. But unless he is willing to make an adjustment to his ego he will be going the same way his brother did.
Etouffee
13/12/2007 15:36:00
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shame, choi choi
Stig
13/12/2007 16:00:00
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Luke has been one of my favourites for a while, its sad to see him go but he doesn't look like he's trying hard enough when he does get a go and MON's right, he has been given enough chances to get in.
PTP
13/12/2007 16:09:00
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Unfortunately MON has his favourites who he won't drop regardless so what choice does Luke have other than to kick up a storm. Before he got his shoulder injury he was quality and in spurts when he came back but he hasn't been starting for the u21s so he appears to be klosing the faith.
Villan444
13/12/2007 16:33:00
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As I have said many times, us Villa fans are sometimes loyal to a fault with homegrown players...... he simply doesn't have the correct attitude or work ethic. Southgate is a known admirer and may be able to pay a couple of million for him. My gut feeling is that his career will nosedive. It's obvious that MON has had enough.... I mentioned on a previous thread that it is interesting that he hasn't featured in the 16 since Middlesboro away. I think he was talking to them and someone from Villa caught wind of it. If that is the case then he deserves to be cast into the reserves until he leaves..... Etouffee is right - Stefan Moore cannot even get a start at QPR and they have farmed him out on loan to places like Port Vale. He's scored something like 5 goals in 60+ games in the lower leagues.
gmvillan
13/12/2007 16:38:00
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I think Luke Moore needs to look for Marlon Harewood for advice. Marlon really has stuck at it ths season and seems determined to make his move a success whereas Luke whenever he has been on the pitch has just sulked around and overall not really done much. Moore is a great player with a great future but he wont get anywhere with this attitude.
villabikes29
13/12/2007 16:39:00
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Hooray! Best piece of news i have heard for a while. The lad's attitude stinks. Marlon is more worthy of a starting place than that idiot. Just one of those players that really annoys me. Good riddance.
randy.stand
13/12/2007 16:39:00
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He's ***** anyway.
weller77
13/12/2007 16:45:00
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