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Forest Green Windfall From Moore Move
Thursday, 11th Jan 2018 08:46

Forest Green Rovers are reported to have received a significant windfall following their former striker Kieffer Moore’s move from the Blues to Barnsley for a fee of £750,000 earlier this week.

Town signed the 25-year-old from the then-Vanarama National League side last January for £20,000 and according to the Stroud News & Journal a sell-on clause included in that deal has yielded Rovers a near six-figure sum.

Asked to comment on the pay-out, a spokesman for the League Two side said: "Contractual matters remain confidential."

Moore signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Tykes on Monday with his wages close to £10,000 a week, almost certainly more than three times what he was earning at Town.

The 6ft 5in tall Torquay-born frontman, who enjoyed a hugely successful loan spell at League One Rotherham during the first half of the season when he scored 13 times, says he decided to move to Oakwell as soon as he heard of their interest.

"When I look around, the whole feel of the place, it's a proper club,” he told the official Barnsley website.

“I feel at home here, I like it up north. I know I'm a southerner but I do enjoy it up here and this is a great club for me to play for.

"As soon as I knew Barnsley were in for me I pretty much made my mind up about the move straight away.

"There'd been other interest that I knew about, but it hadn't fazed me, I've been keeping my head down and taking it all day by day.

"Over the last two or three years I've been here, there and everywhere really. I'm 25 now and I feel it's time I stayed around at one club for a real period of time, with one fanbase. So hopefully that's where I'm at."

Meanwhile, Derby County defender Jason Shackell reportedly is a potential Town target during this transfer window.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the Blues moving for the 34-year-old centre-half, who played for Mick McCarthy at Wolves and is currently out of favour at Pride Park having made only two Carabao Cup appearances this season, is a possibility.

However, Brighton's Connor Goldson is top of McCarthy's list of central defensive recruits and seems likely to join the Blues once the Seagulls have added another centre-half to their ranks. That switch appears likely to trigger Tommy Smith's switch to the Colorado Rapids.

As TWTD reported at the time, Shackell was considered as a potential replacement for Goldson in August when the 25-year-old's proposed loan switch broke down on deadline day as a result of a Brighton move for another defender, Club Brugge's Stefano Denswil, collapsing but the Blues are understood to have had concerns regarding the one-time Norwich man's fitness.

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tractorboybig added 08:59 - Jan 11
Well in this era Barnsley are a bigger club than us also runs

OwainG1992 added 09:00 - Jan 11
It's like Mick has a list of players and then that's it, No plan B/C etc.

howdonblue added 09:04 - Jan 11
Nice to see us in for Shackell !

34 just the right young age players we should be targeting.

Mcarthy out
And more urgently EVANS OUT


parkinshair added 09:07 - Jan 11
Nice to know Forest Green are getting a bit of cash with the deal. We really are being linked with some cloggers this window just to limp us to mathematically safe.

TonyHumesIpswich added 09:20 - Jan 11
"It's a proper club". What does that say about us???

No shock about Shackell, think he was linked a few days back.


hampstead_blue added 09:35 - Jan 11
"When I look around, the whole feel of the place, it's a proper club,” he told the official Barnsley website.

“I feel at home here, I like it up north. I know I'm a southerner but I do enjoy it up here and this is a great club for me to play for.

What a croc of poo. Half my family is from Wombwell, just outside Barnsley. It's a dump!
My best mate is from Barnsley, he'd never go back!

I agree that his wages are a great lure but have they given him a pair of rose tinted gegs as well?

The ground is awful.

Having said that, he's done really well and taken his chance. Well done to him. Many don't he's clearly got something abut him.

itfcjon added 09:59 - Jan 11
What he will mean about it being a proper club they have owners who will spend money

Rensham added 10:00 - Jan 11
Great to know that after losing to Leeds, Bolton and Wolves, and Brighton have messed us around. we'll be able to sign a 36 yr old unfit ex wolves ex norwich player that has played 4 games in two seasons. Bravo MM

TonyHumesIpswich added 10:00 - Jan 11

muccletonjoe added 10:07 - Jan 11
We are in the bottom 2 or 3 in this league now when it comes to being able to sign decent players. As for Shackell .....

Northstandveteran added 10:10 - Jan 11
Complete dump Hampstead blue.

I'd move there for ten grand a week though!

PJewellisaGod added 10:12 - Jan 11
Like Pilkington, Shackell is a Norwich fan and has also (like Pilkington) played countless times for them. If he signs those two up he better hope they perform well (with Adeyemi that will be 3 ex-budgies in the side).

Hegansheroes added 10:15 - Jan 11
Good pies up thar

Guthrum added 10:19 - Jan 11
Woe, woe and thrice woe!

The bloke everyone thought was rubbish a year ago has moved to another club and - oh, the horror - said nice things about his new employer.

Bash, bash, basheddy bash! Let's all clobber Ipswich! Any excuse will do.

Rensham added 10:25 - Jan 11
and Moore didn't have a kind word for ITFC or MM who had enabled him to move on and up. a noticeable silence re ITFC

peteswindon added 10:33 - Jan 11
What is he supposed to say its crap here? Of course he is going to big up his new club. All I can say is good luck except when you play us.

Popeye added 10:33 - Jan 11
If it wasn’t for Ipswich taking a punt on Moore then he would probably still be at forest green. How much of it is real talent or just luck only time will tell I suppose.

PutneyBlue added 11:01 - Jan 11
Great post Guthrum. Nice to have something with a sense of perspective instead of the usual trolling on here.

Kirbmeister added 11:09 - Jan 11
Hampstead_blue - Ipswich is a dump too!

Lightningboy added 11:12 - Jan 11
We haven’t progressed at all under best we stand still but the sad truth is we’ve gone so far backwards..youth players sold on/shipped out without being given a decent chance..youth players only brought into the first team when favourites are injured/suspended.

Considering we’re only 1 level outside supposedly “the greatest league in the world”,we don’t seem that bothered about making that extra effort to get into it & it’s riches.

Will be interesting to see what season ticket sales are like this summer if McCarthy and his brand of football stays....

Burley & Royle didn’t need fortunes to get us challenging every season....they loved being here though.

StavangerBlue added 12:06 - Jan 11
hampstead_blue - I know the Barnsley area well and to be honest it is a dump. South Yorkshire is an area of the country that the Tories love to neglect/dump on due to the miners strike, Orgreave, Hillsborough...none of that makes the Tories look good and why HS2 will bypass South Yorkshire.

The people of Barnsley are a proud bunch and there are beautiful places around there that make the south where I live look dull. 10k a week, if that is KMs wage, he can get a great place and enjoy himself. Good luck to him.

midastouch added 12:13 - Jan 11
Marcus Heavens is taking us into the abyss! 10 years of backsliding under his watch, it's gone well beyond a joke!

KiwiBlue2 added 12:13 - Jan 11
Would love to have seen what Royle would have achieved if he had been given the money Keane was back in the day. No doubting Burley''s commitment, was disappointing how his time just fizzled out. We need a manage and owner who visibly embrace the clubs best traditions and values around the style of football the club used to be renounced for. The passing of Ted and stories of his time put the current state of affairs in stark relief with Teds days when Town was force in the land

StavangerBlue added 12:18 - Jan 11
One of MEs significant blunders is his wish to stay in the background and avoid publicity. It makes the club appear soulless, detached and rudderless.

KiwiBlue2 added 12:20 - Jan 11
Damn predictive text. The word 'renounced'should read as 'renowned'. Although ironically some might say, with some justification, that the current regime have renounced what we were once best known for, the quality of our football. Fingers crossed for Saturday and I hope the applause for Ted can be heard for miles

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