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Birthdate:  January 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Gortnahoe, Ireland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  154 lbs    

November 8, 2014    Shane Long News

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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.

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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.

August 17, 2014

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Long is available off the bench for Southampton's Premier League opener against Liverpool on Sunday.

Long transferred from Hull City just last Thursday, so it's not a great surprise that manager Ronald Koeman is keeping him on the bench to start less than a week later. Graziano Pelle will get the start up front.

August 15, 2014

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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said Friday that he will decide after Saturday's training session whether Long will start Sunday against Liverpool.

Long was acquired from Hull City just this week, but he trained throughout the preseason, so it is more of a tactical decision than anything else. Once he starts, Long will spearhead the revamped Southampton attack until Jay Rodriguez returns from a torn ACL.

August 14, 2014

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Long has officially signed with Southampton after transferring from Hull City.

Long, who signed a four-year contract with the Saints, didn't last long with Hull City, playing only half of a season under Steve Bruce. He scored seven goals in 30 split appearances for West Brom and Hull City during the 2013-14 season. Long is a nice addition to a Southampton squad that has been looking to bolster its attacking options after losing Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dani Osvaldo, with Jay Rodriguez still recovering from an injury as well.

August 13, 2014

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Hull have accepted a 12 million transfer bid from Southampton for Long, reports the Daily Mail.

Long joined Hull in January from West Bromwich Albion, but looks to be on his way to Southampton as Hull look to secure a transfer profit.

July 27, 2014

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Long scored Hull City's only goal during Saturday's preseason match against Barnsley.

The Tigers played their starters for most of the preseason match which allowed Long to score in the second half. Despite joining Hull City in January, Long still managed to tie for the team lead with four goals scored last season and looks primed to lead the attack for another season.

May 4, 2014

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Long did not attempt a shot during Hull City's 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday. The Villa defense did a great job as they held Hull City to just seven shot attempts despite the Tigers having a 56-44 percent advantage in possession.

Luckily for fantasy owners, Long still has a midweek trip to Manchester United before Gameweek 37 is over. The quiet day is a bit surprising, as Long had attempted six shots in the past two matches.