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Moore: Ian Ronald (Ian)

2005-2007 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Birkenhead: 26-08-1976

Debut: v Wolverhampton Wanderers (h): 02-04-05

511 12st (2006)

Moore began his career at Tranmere Rovers in July 1994, where he broke into the first team while still a teenager, and made fifty-eight League appearances, of which seventeen were as a substitute, scoring twelve goals. He also made two FA Cup appearances, one as a substitute and five League Cup appearances, two as a substitute and one other game while scoring one goal in the League Cup in his almost three years at Prenton Park. He broke into the England Under-Eighteen side, with great success scoring three goals on debut in a 5-6 loss to Denmark in a friendly at Bescot Stadium, Walsall on 22nd February 1995. He went on to add two further caps at that level, scoring another goal in the first of two UEFA Qualifying fixtures the first on 29th March 1995 at Szekesfehervar Hungary in which his goal gave England a 1-0 victory but in the return fixture at Bescott Stadium, Walsall, on 25th April 1995, he couldn't keep up his scoring and Hungary took revenge as England went down 0-2.He finished with the impressive tally of four goals in just three games. He also spent a month on loan at Bradford City starting in September 1996 to gain more first team experience. He made six appearances at Valley Parade without scoring. His impact on a Tranmere side that at the time was a regular contender for promotion to the Premier League, where his records for goals and all-round contribution to play were impressive, along with his inclusion in England Youth sides at all levels up to Under-Twenty-one's, led many to believe he was destined to play at an even higher level. He made his debut for the England Under-Twenty-One team in a 0-1 defeat by Croatia at Roker Park, Sunderland on 23rd April 1996, when he came on as a seventy-first minute subnstitute for Kevin Gallen of Queens Park Rangers. He then featured in four games in the Toulon Tournament. He came on once more as a substitute, this time in the sixty-ninth minute when he replaced Steve Slade of Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-0 win over Belgium on 24th May 1996 at the Stade Mayol, Toulon.Four days later he started the game in which England were defeated by Angola 0-2 at Rocofort Stadion, Cuers, but was replaced on the hour by Tony Grant of Everton. Just two days later England went down 1-3 to Portugal at Stade Fernand Fournier, Arles and he played the full game. Two days later, the final game in the Tournament saw another defeat, this time 1-2 to Brazil at Stade Mayol, Toulon, as Moore again played the full game and scored the England goal. He played two further games for the England Under-Twenty-Ones the first on 31st August 1996, as England defeated Moldova 2-0 in the UEFA Group Two Qualifiers at the Republican Stadium, Chisinau, when he came on as a seventieth minute substitute for Darren Eadie of Norwich City and finally on 1st April 1997 in a friendly with Switzerland at the County Ground, Swindon, when he was an eighty-fourth minute substitute for Darren Huckerby of Coventry City in a 0-0 draw to make his record one goal in seven appearances. He had made his first big-money move in March 1997 in a 1 million move to Nottingham Forest, where he earned his final Under-Twenty-One cap. However, he failed to make a significant impact, getting just one goal in fifteen League games, of which twelve were as a substitute, and one start in the F.A. Cup and two games as a substitute in the League Cup, so was loaned out again, this time to West Ham United. Moore was given little chance at Upton Park and made just one substitute appearance in the League, without scoring, in a 0-3 defeat at Southampton on 4th October 1997. Stockport County were the next team to take a gamble on the goal-shy striker and signed him for a club record fee of 800,000. To some extent the gamble paid off and Moore gave a goal return of almost one goal in every four games, netting twenty times and becoming the club's leading scorer. His record in his two years at Edgeley Park was twenty goals in ninety-three League appearances, ten as a substitute. In the Cups he scored once in three starts in the FA Cup and twice in eight in the League Cup. This rapid improvement in form brought the attention of north-west neighbours Burnley and Moore moved to Turf Moor for a 1million record transfer fee on 20th November 2000. After making his debut on 21st November 2000, in a 2-0 home win over Norwich City, he became known at Turf Moor for his pace and dedication, and would regularly chase down goalkeepers and defenders to try and force mistakes. Moore went on to make one hundred and ninety-two League appearances, of which twenty-two were as substitute, for the Clarets, scoring thirty-seven League goals in the process. He seemed to enjoy the FA Cup, netting a hat-trick against Canvey Island and a double against Bournemouth and scored twelve goals in seventeen FA Cup starts, and one goal in the League Cup in six appearances including one as a substitute. He was watched by several larger clubs, but actual bids for the striker failed to materialise and Moore remained at Burnley. As his career continued at Turf Moor, he was increasingly played as a winger, a position which would try to use his pace. This was not a position which Moore enjoyed though, and he would often visibly 'sulk' in games, and his previous determination had gone. Whilst at Burnley he also suffered a series of injuries which, while not career ending, were severe enough for the previously quick striker to lose much of his pace. He played his final game for Burnley on 19th March 2005, in a 1-2 defeat by Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. In the last year of his contract, Leeds United decided to sign the striker, and there he re-joined the ex-Burnley Assistant Manager, Sam Ellis. Moore was sold by Burnley on 24th March 2005, for a fee of 50,000, an amount many Burnley fans were surprised at due to the player's loss of form. Moore hardly featured under Manager Kevin Blackwell with many Leeds fans seeing Moore as a waste of time and space. However, on 19th September 2006 in the League Cup game against Barnet, Moore scored his first goals for Leeds United, netting twice to lead the team to a 31 victory. Under new Manager, Dennis Wise, he played regularly and looked a completely new player. He scored his first League goal for Leeds United against Southend United at Elland Road and later scored against Stoke City too. Danny Wilson brought the much-travelled striker Ian Moore to Hartlepool United from Leeds on 12th July 2007 on a free transfer. The signing was greeted with a little scepticism among the supporters. Moore didn`t have a very prolific goalscoring record and he was the wrong side of thirty. However, he made his debut at Luton Town on 11th August 2007 and, after a slow start, Moore began to win over the fans with some whole-hearted displays either as an out-and-out striker or in a wide role. He scored some useful goals and was one of the brighter players in a frustrating season. Unfortunately all was not well. Moore had a young family in Warrington and was finding the travelling a little difficult. He was placed on the transfer list in January 2008 and after playing his last game at home to Cheltenham Town on 18th January 2008 he left to join Tranmere Rovers, who were managed by his father Ronnie, on 31st January 2008 for an undisclosed fee. He scored six goals in twenty-four League appearances of which two were from the bench,together with one goal in two F.A. Cup starts, one goal in two League Cup starts and another goal in two Johnstone's Paint Trophy starts. He scored in the forty-ninth minute of his debut against his former club Leeds United in a 21 Tranmere victory at Prenton Park on 6th December 2008. In July 2009 he changed his name to Ian Thomas-Moore when he got married. He signed a two year extension to his contract with Tranmere Rovers after new boss John Barnes took over on 3rd July 2009. He was impressive throughout the 2008-09 season, scoring eleven times as Tranmere finished in seventh spot. He continued the good form in 2009-10 and scored fifteen times, notching his one hundredth League goal as Tranmere upset leaders Norwich City 3-1 on 2nd April 2010, followed that up with another as they beat third placed Millwall and scored on the final day of the season as Stockport County were beaten to stave off relegation. He rejoined his father, Ronnie Moore, at Rotherham United on 26th January 2011 on an eighteen month contract. While at Tranmere for his second spell he scored thirty-three League goals in one hundred and twenty-one games, of which eight were as a substitute, two goals in eight starts and one game from the bench in F.A. Cup ties, one goal in four starts in the League Cup and two goals in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy from five starts and two games from the bench. He made his debut in a 40 win over his old club Stockport County on 29th January 2011 and set up strike partner Adam le Fondre for the fourth goal of the game. On 18th March 2011 Chesterfield defeated Rotherham United 5-0 at Saltergate and his father was sacked. Ian Moore did not stay much longer, he too left by mutual consent on 21st June 2011. He played his final game at Millmoor on 25th April 2011 in a 0-1 home defeat by Gillingham. He had scored three League goals in eleven starts and one game from the bench. He trained for a while with Accrington Stanley, but it was announced on 18th August 2011, that no agreement could be made on any offers on a non-contract basis. He then started training with Stockport County of the Blue Square Premier but on 6th September 2011 he decided to retire from football. On 3rd March 2012 his father was again appointed as Manager of Tranmere Rovers and it looked as if Ian Moore was about to make a come-back. However, after a few training sessions he decided to go back into retirement.

League 20/392
F.A. Cup 10
League Cup 3/23