Ins and outs for ex-Clarets

Last updated : 08 May 2002 By Tony Scholes

Neil Moore was one of Waddle's celebrated signings joining the Clarets having been freed by Norwich City. He even captained the side for a short time as we hung on for our lives at the bottom of the Second Division.

He was retained by Waddle for the following season and went on to play for Stan Ternent's Burnley during his first season in charge. He had made 40 league appearances for Waddle but featured in just twelve after Stan arrived. His last game for the Clarets was the 6-0 defeat against Manchester City.

He had a spell with Macclesfield before moving on to Telford United for whom he has played since March 2000. Today though he has left the non league club and won himself a contract to play again in Division Two, having signed for Mansfield Town for two years.

Moore will be 30 just after the start of next season and has to date made 110 appearances in the Football League and Premiership (his Premiership appearances were with Everton).

Moore is moving up but, and I'm sure this will be greeted with dismay amongst Clarets supporters, Kurt Nogan is moving out. Nogan has been released by Cardiff City after a season when he didn't come close to making a first team appearance.

He joined Cardiff, his home town club, from Preston in March 2000 but in just over two years for the Bluebirds has made just 18 league appearances and all but four of them have been as a substitute.

The goal he tried to claim against the Clarets at Ninian Park just after he signed was, in the end, not given to him. He in fact scored just the one goal for Cardiff and that came in a 3-2 3rd Division home win against Hartlepool United in November 2000.

On 17th March 2001 he came on as a 70th minute substitute for Leo Fortune-West in a 4-1 home victory against Carlisle and that appearance, fourteen months ago, proved to be his last.

Now 30 the future doesn't look all too bright for the striker with 113 league goals in his career from 336 appearances.