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Shane Long

28-Year-Old Forward     Southampton  Premier


Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  January 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Gortnahoe, Ireland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  154 lbs    
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August 9, 2015    Shane Long News

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Long came up big in Southampton's 2-2 draw with Newcastle on Sunday, scoring a late goal to tie the game after coming on in the 65th minute.

The Irishman could find himself pressed for regular minutes this season behind Graziano Pelle and Jay Rodriguez, but he was still able to make an impact on the game when he was called upon. Long will likely find himself on the bench for next week's match versus Everton, despite Sunday's contribution.

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August 9, 2015

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Long (illness) is available off the bench Sunday against Arsenal.

With Graziano Pelle and Jay Rodriguez starting up front, it's tough to see Long getting significant playing time if the former two are fit.

August 6, 2015

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Long did not travel for Thursday's Europa League match against Vitesse Arnhem because of an illness, but he is expected to be available Sunday against Newcastle.

The return of Jay Rodriguez could greatly cut into any playing time Long would get, and with a starting job far from certain, Long's fantasy value is quite limited.

May 16, 2015

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Long had two goals and two assists in Southampton's 6-1 rout of Aston Villa on Saturday.

Long's tremendous game was actually overshadowed by Sadio Mane, who scored the fastest hat trick in Premier League history. Long's scores were his first since March 21 against Burnley, and while he plays forward enough to be involved, he's still a relatively limited fantasy option next to Mane and Graziano Pelle, who also scored Saturday.

April 25, 2015

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Long came on in the 62nd minute and set up a Graziano Pelle goal three minutes later during Southampton's 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday.

Like many of his fellow Saints attackers, the Irishman has been in and out of the lineup recently, but has played well and been somewhat productive whenever he's gotten the chance. Long, who now has three goals and three assists on the season, will hope to have regained a starting place next weekend against Sunderland.

March 21, 2015

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Long took two shots and scored in the 37th minute during his man of the match performance versus Burnley on Saturday.

Long has earned more playing time recently, this was his second straight start, and performances like this one can only help his case. If he sticks in the starting lineup, the Irishman could be a nice offensive contributor down the stretch for the Saints. Southampton will next take on Everton in a fortnight.

November 8, 2014

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Long came off the bench to score his first two Southampton goals in a 2-0 win against Leicester on Saturday.

The Irish striker came off the bench for the last 22 minutes and scored his first two Premier League goals for the Saints. Long has been competing for a starting position with Sadio Mane and these goals are likely to edge him towards a starting position against Aston Villa after the international break.

August 20, 2014

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Long made his Southampton debut after being introduced as a 74th minute substitute in Sunday's 2-1 loss at Liverpool.

Long completed a generous 12 million move to Southampton just last week, so he was always going to be hard-pressed to start Sunday at Anfield. Fellow Saints new-boy Graziano Pelle began the match up front and was joined by Long in the game's closing stages. Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if new Southampton boss Ronald Koeman deploys a two striker formation, especially since upcoming fixtures versus West Brom, West Ham, and Newcastle seem favorable from an attacking standpoint.