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Shane Long | Forward

Team: Southampton
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 179

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Shane Long made the most of his second half substitute appearance, scoring twice to break a goalless stalemate, and Southampton continue to fly high in the table with a 2-0 win over Leicester City.
Ronald Koeman seems to be doing everything right as the Saints look to be more deserving of a top four spot with each passing week. Today, he was given his usual attacking contributions from the likes of Dusan Tadic, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle, but after 65 minutes, there still was no finishing product to be had. Enter Long. In the span of five minutes, he scored twice, first being teed up by Pelle then Victor Wanyama, giving Long his first two goals as a Saint in dramatic fashion. As if enough weren't already going their way, the Saints get to face an Aston Villa side next who will be without their top weapon Christian Benteke due to suspension. Nov 8 - 12:04 PM
Source: NBC Sports


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Shane Long has recovered from the knock he picked up against Newcastle and has participated in training for the past three days.

Long has played well with Southampton despite not having any goals or assist this year. On top of that, Southampton have played well and have been scoring goals and it's just a matter of time until he gets on the scoresheet. Swansea have been playing well but aren't unbeatable. Long should be considered in fantasy leagues where he costs significantly less than Graziano Pelle.
Sep 18 - 8:09 PM

Shane Long has earned himself the starting job at Southampton in favor of James Ward-Prowse.

Long plays on the right side of Graziano Pelle and has performed respectably in recent weeks, almost scoring last time out against Newcastle. On the left of Pelle is Dusan Tadic, who has also played well and is unlikely to lose his spot. Long is not the greatest of options against Swansea this week but can certainly be used when Southampton face easier opposition.
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 17 - 9:38 PM

Southampton have signed forward Sadio Mane from Red Bull Salzburg.

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has said that Mane can play both centrally or as a wing but it's more likely he lines up out wide. New Saints striker Graziano Pelle has played well centrally and Mane will likely support him from out wide. It's unknown whether Mane will replace Shane Long on the left or James Ward-Prowse on the right, but you can expect some sort of rotation throughout the season. Mane has scored 45 goals in 87 matches throughout the last two seasons and can be a good fantasy value as Southampton seem to have a good attack once again.
Source: BBC
Sep 1 - 7:58 PM

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is still undecided on whether to start Shane Long at Anfield on Sunday.

Long just joined the Saints a few days ago and is still getting accustomed to his new team. We believe Long will likely partner Graziano Pelle in attack one fully fit but there is a good chance he comes off the bench in week one. Avoid him in fantasy leagues this weekend but keep an eye on him if he comes off the bench. He can be a good barn door candidate.
Aug 15 - 10:56 AM

Shane Long has completed his second move of 2014 with news that the surprising switch from Hull City to Southampton has gone official.

Southampton certainly have a need in attack as Jay Rodriguez is injured (and reportedly wants to leave) and Rickie Lambert and Dani Osvaldo have already left. The surprising part of this move is the price (£12million) reportedly paid for Long just months after his £5million move to the KC Stadium. The forward performed well for Steve Bruce but hardly well enough to more than double his price. With so many arrivals it will be fascinating to see how Southampton lines up in the early going and how opportunities are distributed in the flow of the attack.
Aug 14 - 12:10 PM

The Mirror are reporting that Southampton and Hull City have agreed on a transfer fee for striker Shane Long.

The transfer fee is reported to be £12m, which gives Hull City a £4.5m profit on the striker. Long will likely partner Graziano Pelle in attack as the duo will replace Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez. Once Rodriguez returns from injury, he will probably regain his starting spot over the lesser of Long and Pelle. Southampton went after Long after their number one choice, Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, rejected a move to Saint Mary's.

With both players Cup-tied it is likely that Steve Bruce will rest his first choice strike force in an attempt to give the players likely to start the FA Cup Final some time together.

Hull City have had a strong season for a newly promoted side and get to celebrate a Cup Final in addition to another year of Premier League football for their efforts. The one negative is that newly arrived forwards Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic are both Cup-tied and can't play so Steve Bruce's favored attacking formation won't be available a week from Sunday. As a result, the manager is likely to give extended minutes to players likely to deputize next weekend.
May 10 - 9:37 AM

Shane Long, who probably should have drawn an early penalty, scored late to bring Hull City equal and earn them a rare point on their travels.

With Fulham up 2-0 and time starting to get short, Steve Bruce's men attacked relentlessly. Nikica Jelavic scored their first in the 75th minute and gave the Tigers life. After sustained pressure that included hitting the frame on three occasions Shane Long brought his team even with an 87th minute goal. The point helps ensure that Hull City are likely to stay up and keeps a fellow relegation candidate closer to the bottom by depriving them of two points they surely thought they had in the bag.
Apr 26 - 12:08 PM

Hull City forward Shane Long came off at halftime against Arsenal but looks set to recover in time to start this weekend against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

With Fulham as the opposition, Hull City forwards should be of particular interest to fantasy managers. It is good news then that Steve Bruce's most productive forward has recovered and should start at Craven Cottage on Saturday. With Fulham pressing for a needed win there should be opportunities for Hull City and Long to score and rack up fantasy points on the counter attack.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Apr 25 - 4:48 PM

Shane Long will be evaluated after coming off in the 77th minute of Hull City's 2-0 win over his former team West Brom on Saturday.

Shane Long has only come off the pitch two other times since coming to Hull City in January and one of those was as a time wasting tactic with his team up 2-0 in the dying minutes. The fact that he came limping off after 77 minutes on Saturday may seen him miss some Hull City's midweek match. Watch this space for further updates covering Week 32 and beyond.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 24 - 11:57 AM

Hull City climbed three points closer to safety as Liam Rosenior and Shane Long scored and Allan McGregor and the defense closed the door.

The only Hull player who will be disappointed with his day is Nikica Jelavic who had a penalty saved in the 31st minute. Shane Long continued his great form (3 goals and an assist in 8 matches) since moving from West Brom to Hull City. The Republic of Ireland forward came back to haunt his former team by winning the penalty that got Hull their first and then scored the second himself.
Source: ESPNFC.com
Mar 22 - 1:09 PM

Shane Long hit the post with a glancing header on Tuesday but couldn't convert as Hull City fell to Southampton at home.

Shane Long has been in fine form since his arrival at Hull City having scored twice including a winner over the weekend. On Tuesday against Southampton the forward went close hitting Artur Boruc's post but neither he nor his teammates could break through with a goal. Nikica Jelavic had a couple of half attempts on goal but none were as close to finding the back of the net as Long's header. With the bottom half of the table incredibly bunched, Hull could see themselves drop from 10th on Tuesday morning to as low as 15th and perilously close to the relegation places.
Feb 12 - 10:17 AM

Shane Long and fellow new recruit Nikica Jelavic both scored in Hull City's 2-0 win over Sunderland.

The Tigers' effort was aided greatly by a fourth minute red card to Wes Brown but given that advantage Steve Bruce's men made no mistakes with the rest of the script. Shane Long put Hull City ahead after 16 minutes and Jelavic gave them an insurance goal. The three points saw Hull City move to the top half of the table. That good news was supplemented by substitute appearances by three key players returning from injury - Robbie Brady, Sone Aluko and Robert Koren. An excellent weekend all around for Hull City.

Shane Long notched his first goal as a member of Hull City, and it would be enough to see out a draw at home with Tottenham in a 1-1 final.

In the twelfth minute, Nikica Jelavic delivered a nice little flick to Long after the ball escaped the Tottenham defense. Long charged the goal and finished confidently, as Tiger fans erupted at the connection made between their two key January signings. Neither are prolific enough to really back in fantasy however, even when the fixture is kind, which it won't be next weekend when they head up north to battle a red hot Sunderland team.
Feb 1 - 1:00 PM