Shane Long Headed To Premier League – Is It Newcastle?


There was news yesterday that Shane Long was a target of Leicester City.

Shane Long – headed to Premier League

And the news was that their manager Sven Goran Eriksson had even lodged a £7M bid for the player, and promotion rivals West Ham United were also reported  to be interested in the Irish International striker.

But today Eriksson believes that Long will end up at a Premier League club, so he obviously is aware of some Premier League clubs that are now after the striker, who hit 25 goals in 50 games for Reading last season.

Newcastle scouts have come back with some glowing reports on the striker, but it’s still not known if Newcastle are really interested, although PL club linked with the player include Newcastle, West Brom, Sunderland (of course), and Everton.

This is what Eriksson said today:

“Long is one on the list but he may end up in the Premier League,” 

24 year-old Shane would need to make the step up in class to the Premier League, but his performances for Ireland have been very good, and he is a natural goal poacher, and we even think he would fit in well at Newcastle.

For £7M he could be a good buy for Newcastle, and we need some of them quickly.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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310 comments so far

  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Would love to see him play for us, would be a great foil for Ba

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  • Indian Magpie

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2

    any 1 wd do at this stage

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #3

    FINGERS CROSSED!!!

    HOWAY Ashley, put your mits in your pockets!

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  • barkel

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #4

    I would be delighted if we got him in, I’m a big fan. I know most people are going to post that there’s no way we’ll be spending money but until September 1st I’m still hopeful

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  • Eastander

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #5

    Am I supposed to answer this question? erm… no

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  • h-train

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Journal said today that we’re not in the running for him…probably right, £7 millions pretty steep for any championship player, and i’m not convinced he’s much more than a gloryfied work horse.

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  • Stuart

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #7

    Would be happy with Long like. A younger, quicker, trickier Lovenkrands imo.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #8

    He’ll need time to settle imo and are we prepared for that? We really need a proven goal scorer at this moment and I’m not sure if Long would hit the ground running.

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    i think he can be good player for us if he can score 25 goals in n power league i think he can score atleast 12 goals here in premier league

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  • Spoonz13

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Despite all that’s gone on if we can bring in Long, Barnetta and a replacement for Jose i’ll be content (ish) That’s a big IF though unfortunately.

    I refuse to be pessimistic until Sept 1st though. I’m managed (just) to keep positive throughout all the crap that’s been hoyed our way this summer from the press, the club and the dreaded rumour mill.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Not overly happy. Think Best is better. The only way I can see this happen and it would make sense is if Best is on his way to Bham. Otherwise it’s a waste of money that could be spent on decent LB.

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    I would only sign him if he was on a free…….. HAHAHAH

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #13

    look at it this way, non of our strikers scored 24 goal in the championship playing infront of a far stronger midfield that reading have

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Like JackButler says, I think this lad will be a great partner for Ba up top.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #15

    sadly the clown that is pardew would rather have crouch ! Long seems like a no – brainer as does Insua

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #16

    I would like to see Best & Ba partnered together against Fiorentina like, wanna see how they come on together.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Offer them 4mil plus Perch and give them Xisco on loan for the season

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #18

    News filtering through that Enriques fee is infact £10m

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  • DerkaSayWhat

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Best and Ba could be our best strikers atm,

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #20

    @17

    Thats not gonna work.

    You would need to offer them £17 million plus them two players. (£7m for Long, £10m compensation for taking on the muppets!)

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  • Stuart

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #21

    Ba and Best are our current best strikers. There isnt exactly much competition lol.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #22

    NUFC_Richyg01 news filtering through where mate?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #23
  • shearerno9

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #24

    I hear kuqi is free again 😉

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #25

    @22
    Clubcall & Setanta, coz I put links in, its under moderation!

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #26

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND6JbJVUXq4

    Fabian’s Golazos is looking good

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Foster to Celtic before Monday’s European deadline???

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #28
  • Spike

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #29

    We’re so short of bodies right now I’d take Micky Quinn back. At least he knew how to score, and he could give Ashley a run for his money in pie eating competitions

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  • ichrisho

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #30

    Long is like a horse – just keeps galloping at the goal like Kevin Doyle does… Muckers as we call them… They just get stuck in… Am sure we can do a little better than that – dont you? FORLAN – what about him? He would be ace and would set us back what 7.5m… opinions?

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #31
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #32

    @30

    How old is Forlan now like?
    Didn’t exactly set EPL alight for ManUre

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  • obamagic

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #33

    @JackButler
    He’s name isn’t Fabian Golazos… it’s Marco Fabian. Great player but he isn’t what we need right now.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #34

    ichrisho Forlan is around 30 now so no chance of that, Long is a work horse, something we need

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  • premier

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    the only Long coming is a hard season

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  • big sid

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #36

    no contact from any prem club with long according to his manager on talksport yesterday said only leicester had been in touch but not made an offer
    the reading manager said he was brilliant player and far to good for championship and is totally shocked no prem team has come in for him

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  • JackButler

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #37

    obamagic

    I know mate, just wanted to share those two great goals with everyone

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #38

    @ Richy01

    lmao that is just brilliant.

    So Owen Coyle would prefer to PAY for a player who has played so little football hes forgotten how to kick a ball than sign “the best english midfielder in the prem” on a free??!!

    Im stunned…

    Oh wait… maybe Joey just talks out his arse, maybe Joey ISNT that great? Nooooooooooooo, no way, in Joey “ex con, beats young boys up outside macdonalds, cry baby, child” Barton WE ALL TRUST.

    You wait, Barcelona will snap him up reeeeal quick ;x

    As for Long hes no better than what we have, move on please

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  • John

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #39

    We should look at Landon Donovan from galaxy their season ending soon.

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  • NI Toon

    Aug 4, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #40

    Not saying he is someone we should be going for but how did Oba Martins do at B’Ham last season on loan?

    Dont think he played that much and just wonder has he still got it?

    He is only 26, if that can be believed 🙂

    If he was cheap would you consider getting him back?

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