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Shane Long | Forward

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

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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

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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.
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.
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.
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

Hull City have doubled up on solutions to their striking woes with today's news that Shane Long has joined the club and fellow new forward Nikica Jelavic.

Shane Long's move to Hull has been coming since the near miss at the end of the Summer window but today it became official. Like Jelavic, Long has been inconsistent over the course of his Premier League career but inconsistent represents an improvement for a Hull City strikeforce that has been consistently weak so far this season. Unless Steve Bruce elects to change up his formation and start both forwards it seems likely that Long will be the starter with Jelavic as a key reserve. Long's value to fantasy managers is slightly improved with this move because it increases his likelihood of starting week-to-week. He's hardly an elite forward option but he is at least a viable starting option in weeks when Hull has favorable match-up.
Jan 16 - 5:42 PM

Shane Long came close to equalizing and earning West Brom a point away from home but Artur Boruc denied him in the final moments.

Boruc's spectacular save prevented Long from scoring in what was another decent display from the Irish striker. Long continues to be one of the only bright spots on a bad West Brom side. The Saints dominated the game and that can be seen in their 61.8% possession and 18-4 total shots advantage. Southampton remain in ninth place while West Brom remain in 14th for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 11 - 12:08 PM

Hull City deny reports that they have agreed to terms with West Brom striker Shane Long.

Initial reports suggested that a verbal agreement had been made between Hull and West Brom (worth £5 million in transfers fee) to send the Republic of Ireland international to KC Stadium, with a medical scheduled for Thursday. However, earlier today the Tigers responded officially via Twitter regarding the situation - "Contrary to reports in the media this morning, we have not reached any agreement with @WBAFCofficial over the transfer of Shane Long...and as such will not be conducting a medical with the player today." Long has three goals and one assist in 14 appearances for the Baggies this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 9 - 12:00 PM

Hull City manager Steve Bruce admitted he'd still like to sign forward Shane Long if West Brom make him available in the January transfer window.

Bruce tried to finalize a deal for Long in the summer, but it didn't work out. With the recent sacking of West Brom manager Steve Clarke, Bruce will be keen to know whether or not the 26-year old Irish forward is in the new caretaker's [Keith Downing] plans going forward. "If he became available, then I would love to try to do something. But we thought we had a deal on deadline day and it didn't quite happen." Long has three goals and one assist this season, but hasn't gotten on the stat sheet the past four games. He went the full 90 minutes vs Hull City last weekend.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Shane Long scored twice in the opening eleven minutes to put West Bromwich Albion up 2-0, but a late rally from Aston Villa along with missed chances to put the game to bed resulted in a disappointing 2-2 draw for the Baggies.

The opening goal was top class all around, beginning with a long pass from teammate Chris Brunt that Long was able to cleverly control and provide space enough to take a powerful shot in a matter of two touches. He can thank Leandro Bacuna for the second goal, as the Villa winger made a horrific pass near the Villa goal which Long was able to take control of and finish with confidence. After a goalless first 10 games of the season, Long has now notched three tallies in the last two matches.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 05:10:00 PM

The Shane Long-to-Hull saga was a bit of a disaster for all parties in August but that hasn't deterred the rumor from surfacing again.

Hull, who have been surprisingly successful on their return to the Premier League so far, could use some additional attacking talent and Shane Long may be the man to fill that gap. After a reported deal to send Long to Hull City was blown up at the last minute at the previous deadline, Hull and West Brom are apparently talking again with £6.5M the rumored price for the forward. Fingers crossed they don't mess it up again.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Still on the hunt for goals, West Brom has been linked with a concrete loan offer for Udinese forward Matej Vydra.

Vydra has been much talked about so far this summer but this is the first evidence that we've seen of an actual offer from a Premier League team. With Anelka a bit long in the tooth, you'd like to see the Baggies secure a permanent answer at forward but if this proposed loan works out as well as the Lukaku loan last season it would be hard to argue with it. The question would be whether they'd have the right to buy Vydra at the end of the season.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 04:09:00 PM