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3.5 million, Could We Get Moore?

According to reports today Rangers have been told to cough up £3.5 million if they want to land striker Luke Moore.

The 21 year old hasn't had the best of times since his shoulder injury, and he hasn't recaptured his form, regardless of the possible reasoning behind that.

Martin O'Neill admitted to the Evening Mail that Rangers manager Walter Smith contacted him last week about a possible move.

'Luke is a Premier League player and that's what he would cost in this day and age.

'Rangers haven't come in for Luke in terms of a bid, but Walter Smith asked me about him and that's as far as it's gone.

'Is there a £3.5m price tag? Well, yes, obviously because Luke is a Premier League player and that's what he would cost in this day and age.

'I spoke to Walter maybe about a week ago and he hasn't been in touch with me since.'

To be fair if we do let Moore go, it should be for more, not reasonably the same price we paid for Marlon.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 22 2008

Time: 5:00PM

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we cant lose moore now tht berger mite be goin an i heard tht juventus say there closer to signin mellberg weaknesses we need to be buyin players not sellin them!
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22/01/2008 17:18:00

3.5m for Luke Moore a fairish price I would say, agree we need numbers in not out, but Rangers have not been back maybe they think he is overvalued. He has just signed a one year extension but the agent seems to be touting him around and maybe the attitude isn't right. It is of course possible that the level he is most comfortable at is the same as his brothers, after all the championship is comparable (just) to the SPL isn't it
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22/01/2008 17:27:00

We will give them Luke and 5mill and they can send Hutton down here. That'll do for me..UTV
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22/01/2008 17:43:00

Isn't it the case that a couple of years ago we were so short of players that members of the youth team were promoted to the first team. They did OK in terms that we weren't relegated but we were in the bottom half of the table. As they were in the first team then, they believe they have the right to be there now. Luke is one of these and his performances this season have been poor. 3.5m is about right for someone with an attitude. Last Summer we though Steven Davis should stay. He didn't and what has he done since?If the former youth players don't want to knuckle down and fight for a place - like Harewood, Maloney, Curtis Davies and even Petrov to some extent but feel they have right to a place in the team, then it is possible time they went. I like Cahill but if he has the same attitude, then this applies to him too.
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22/01/2008 18:33:00

Luke Moore is not the best in terms of a never say die attitude and yes he is on a downer. That said, it is still an unknown what he would be like with his confudence back on a high. He could look like 15 m rather than 3.5m. In these circumstances in my view he is not worth selling. If he comes good he will be worth a lot more either to keep or to sell. If he doesn't come good we will still get 3.5m. I still hope he makes it and think he is massively underperforming. The end of last season his instinctive striking was no fluke - just him playing with belief> Get that feeling back and he will come good again and we would all want to keep him then
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22/01/2008 20:05:00

i would rip their arms off if they offered that for him. Hope the lazy arrogant tw*t never plays for the club again
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22/01/2008 23:05:00

Luke's lost his way - bit like Hendrie - too much money and not enough ambition and grit. He'll just fade away - pity loads of talent but has a couldn't care less attitude.
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22/01/2008 23:07:00

3.5 quid for an England U21 International seems reasonable. After all we paid 9.5 for Young and all the potential he offered.
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23/01/2008 00:20:00

Luke is on the downhill slope, and whatever happens, wherever he ends up, he absolutely has to get his act together and quick. The individual talent is there, but he's definitely lacking important components. Just another forgotten name in 24 months time if he doesn't get himself sorted.
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23/01/2008 02:20:00

i think that is a good price for him and would sell if i was you he's not absolute brilliant that he can't be replaced
ozanne park rangers
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23/01/2008 07:09:00

It's true, if he stays he has to sort himself out. If he goes....he has to sort himself out. It's all well and good wanting to play, but it's another thing entirely to moan about not playing, especially when you don't play well. Really puts Defoe into perspective, everyone says he's all about the money because he doesn't want to leave, but that Moore is a bitch because he does. I just wish Luke could rediscover his form from the start of last season, as it's a shame to see him go now that it's looking likely. It's not a bad price either.
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23/01/2008 08:44:00

I would let him go, 3.5m good value for him, he has lost interest, i would bring a young lad in through the reserves someone who wants to do well. Or preferably a new signing might be nice......
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23/01/2008 16:40:00

We only seem to be anygood at offloading players. MON has no idea how to get players in. He can identify a player maybe not good enough. When is he going to get some players in. If ok saying he is waiting for the chosen player, look what happened in the Summer nothing. We will get Injuries to key players so if we fall from our current position it will be down to us not being active in the tranfer market. We would all like world class players Just be realistic Martin and bring in the players we can attract. No more 9m Curtis Davis type purchases please why pay over the odds for an average player we can get simular for 3m. When we can attract world class that is the time to spend big
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23/01/2008 18:29:00

Ah, but there's the rub, FatKev. If MON buys low-price players he gets slated for not bringing in high-price players, but if he brings in highly priced players he gets slated for doing that too. What's (MON) supposed to do ... * * ... with a girl like Jesamine, The Casuals, 1968 :o)
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23/01/2008 20:05:00

And what a great song that was too BobTheBuilder!! What can you say, when a girl doesn't want to know, Is she too far away, And she makes my life a dream, When Jesamine goes, a part of me knows. Great stuff!!
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24/01/2008 08:24:00

send him on loan till the end of the season, don't sell the lad. that way he'll get first team football and he would also win some silverware which in turn would boost his confidence and hopefully reignite his love for the game
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25/01/2008 18:29:00

See both Stoke and WBA are keen to take him on loan. Such a deal would make sense.
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