Let’s Not Be Daft – Shane Long Is Not Worth £20M


There are a number of articles out there quoting Reading’s Shane Long at £20M, and that’s  a little amazing.

Shane Long – worth around £5M?

That monetary figure  came from Reading Chairman John Madejski, who was asked how much Shane was worth, and he mentioned the figure of £20M in jest.

We’re sure that John would love to get £20M for his Irish International striker, but he’s probably worth around £5M.

Glasgow Celtic would hardly be interested in the player, if he was valued at £20M – they just don’t have that kind of money.

The more we think about Shane in a black and white shirt, the more we think he could be a decent buy for the club.

Remember, in Reading’s FA Cup runs over the last few years, he was outstanding against some of the top Premier League sides, like Liverpool.

It seems, if we are to believe the local Newcastle papers, that Shane is indeed a target for Newcastle and for £5M, he could be a decent acquisition.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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234 comments so far

  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #1

    more crap haha

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    I think he mentioned the £20M as a joke.

    To them the lad is priceless. But when there is an offer of cool hard cash on the table, them opinions change!

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  • Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te)

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #3

    HAHAHAHAHA! Let’s not beat around the bush, he’s sodden crap. Would never get over 10 goals in a Prem season. £2m maximum.

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  • MacToon

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #4

    😆 @ £20 million.

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  • Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te)

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Just get Cabaye, Gervinho, Gameiro, Ba, Taylor and Williams. Then have Jose sign up with his tail between his legs. And HURRY UP ABOUT IT!!

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #6

    not even worth 2mil. same class as best not good enough. ps not george best..ha

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Gervinho, he got more goals in the championship than AC did last season, yet he still managed more than 10 in the prem. What makes you think Long wouldnt?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    a this rate, be lucky to have team for next season

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  • belfast

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #9

    ha runaway.
    you should go on twitter m8
    youd probly cut your wrists………..
    everbody seems to be on death row….haha

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #10

    so your trying to say he’s worth 35 mill??

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  • jimmymac

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Those saying he isn’t good enough clearly haven’t watched this lad play. His movement and finishing is very much premiership quality and he is a lot better than any of our current strikers. Has similar qualities to Hernandez at Utd, but granted probably not as good.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #12

    Nothings f**king happened yet man! Jesus christ you’d think we just had a firesale this morning and sold the whole first team.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #13

    @sialexrock1

    I’m not saying anything about price. It was a simple question, he got more goals than AC in the championship yet everyone seems to think he’d be rubbish in the prem.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    long is another leon best for us if we sign him better than lovenkrAnds and ameobi and worst than gervinhio and gameiro

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #15

    limmy. so you think he could cope with the prem??

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  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #16

    look lads anyone who thinks shane long is not worth 2 mil is crazy he is a smashing ctr forward and at 4-5 mil would be a great addition to the squad. ireland play italy in afriendly tonight with a patched up side im sure if people watch they will see him give the italians a torrid time. bye the way dont know if its being aired

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  • Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te)

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #17

    HAHAHAHA!! Peter Whittingham got 22 goals in the 10-11 Championship season, from the wing! Get him signed up, we’ve got a new Messi on our hands!! Shite argument pal.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Shane Long would add much needed pace and clever running which is badly needed by the Toon. He also has a brilliant attitude. But not worth more than 8m, at a push.

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  • sialexrock1

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #19

    people listen to roshan MAGPIE!!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #20

    20M what a F**king Joke!! 5M max.

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  • Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te)

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #21

    *09-10

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  • Andy

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #22

    It is pretty clear that this is a tongue in cheek comment from the Reading chairman .. Ofcourse he isn’t worth 20m and everyone knows that. Would be good back up if we were to get a bigger name striker like Gameiro but i wouldn’t be too convinced if he was our no 1 striker

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #23

    all the rats in our club want exterminating i.e ashley and co

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  • toon_tomma

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Stuart – spot on mate finally someone who doesnt think we have to buy 20m+ players, long is a good player great team work and never gives up think some fans think we have to buy top names to be a great club what if we got long in scored 20 goals and we finished 7th we never no so agree with you mate.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #25

    @Gervinho.

    What a stupid comeback. I never compared shane long to a star striker. What I said is he got more goals than AC in the champ. AC managed the step up so why shouldnt Long?

    We’re all agreed that AC isnt the finished product and neithers Long.

    At around £5m he would be a very good buy, obviously not as our main striker though.

    Everyone goes on about having a tiny squad yet whenever we’re linked with a player for less than £7m-£8m you turn your noses up. We need around 6-7 players this summer and if we signed all big money players it’d run to about £60m.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #26

    hi belfast if i went twitter i would crack up mate.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #27

    has any one got any +ve news any………..

    any would do

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Cwarr07 has gone VERY quiet!!

    VERY VERY VERY Quiet!!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #29

    SIAlEXROCK 1 thank you for giving attention for my comment

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  • Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te)

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m not against £2-3-4m signings, just not Shane very Long shot. He’s rubbish and that’s final!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Stuart – Good posts m8 I am with ya!

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  • toon_tomma

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Angryman the Angry fan – Mate a wouldnt belive him as far as a could throw him he probs went quite because he be trying to get out of the Gervinho situation lol

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Always a good thing Angry haha!

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  • belfast

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #34

    angryman hes probly at school m8…..

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Although I would love at least one Top Quality Signing like Gervinho, Gameiro, Marvin Martin or Boudebouz. The rest of the money can be spent throughout the team, reinforcing weak positions.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    GUYS!!!

    READ THE F****G ARTICLE!!!

    HE SAID 20M IN JEST

    WOOOOOW

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Didnt the crank shaft say that Gervinho/Nzoggy both done deals and Cabaye of course??

    As Mr T said earlier, pounsdstretcher doubled their price on Kleenex!! That would be because teh majority on here were that excited about getting Gervinho…..anyway, you know where Im coming from…..pardon the pun!!

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Gervinho (soon to be Danny Graham or Jay Bothroyd, perhaps some other sh!te) // Jun 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    I’m not against £2-3-4m signings, just not Shane very Long shot. He’s rubbish and that’s final!

    Guess thats me told….

    Don’t be stupid, hes better than lovenpants, shola and ranger at least. He’s a younger, quicker trickier version of lovenpants and he could do a very good job for us.

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  • jimmymac

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #39

    @ Stuart

    Couldn’t agree more. Long will prove he is premiership quality whether it is with Newcastle or not, who knows?

    Lets face it, some people on here would be willing for us to sign him for £15-20m if he was called Longinho and was coming from a league in south america.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 7, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheers JP!

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