Ive always rated Shane Long

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Ive always rated Shane Long

by firstdivision » 18 Dec 2010 17:24

Join the sudden tide of Shane love by posting your appreciation for Readings number 9 !

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by leww_rfc » 18 Dec 2010 17:30

Snowballs new account? ^

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by firstdivision » 18 Dec 2010 17:33

leww_rfc Snowballs new account? ^

Since April 2004? Shane has found an eye for goal, lets hope he keeps it.

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by Royal We » 18 Dec 2010 17:42

Are you referring to Nick Ive?

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by glass half full » 18 Dec 2010 17:46

Royal We Are you referring to Nick Ive?


Where is Nick Ive now?


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by Royal We » 18 Dec 2010 17:47

glass half full
Royal We Are you referring to Nick Ive?


Where is Nick Ive now?


I've no idea.

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by Harpers So Solid Crew » 18 Dec 2010 17:50

Public Relations somewhere.

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by West_Reading » 18 Dec 2010 17:53

Shane's just repaying the faith shown in him by most on HNA whilst the likes of Snowball were against him.

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by peterroyal76 » 18 Dec 2010 17:57

West_Reading Shane's just repaying the faith shown in him by most on HNA whilst the likes of Snowball were against him.

THIS^ Snowball should get off his back! :wink:


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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by firstdivision » 26 Dec 2010 17:30

Shane has done it again. Is he finding the confidence to match his work rate?

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by Hampshire Royal » 26 Dec 2010 17:56

Remind me, just how bad is Shane Long and by how much is he the worst striker ever to play for Reading?

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by firstdivision » 26 Dec 2010 19:36

I can't. I think he is starting to come good and has been underrated by some on this board.

I am sure there are those who will happily point out fault.

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by Snowball » 26 Dec 2010 19:40

firstdivision I can't. I think he is starting to come good and has been underrated by some on this board.

I am sure there are those who will happily point out fault.



Remember, 95% of strikers have their best years 26-27-28 and Shane is, because of his lack
of youth-football experience, "younger" than his 23 years. He has improved his touch massively,
improved his hold-up play massively.


Improve his shooting and you have a top-top player.


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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by AthleticoSpizz » 26 Dec 2010 19:42

sounds like we already have

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by brendywendy » 26 Dec 2010 19:49

cant fault his displays in the last 5-6 games except for his shooting.then hes just sparked into life with 4 in 2 games.finally mcD gets the rewards for giving the lad his extended chance, and showed real faith that must have really given th eboy some confidence.

started off shaky again today, but settled down and took his goals and assist well.
an all round great performance. top top stuff.
really pleased- nothing i like more is a player getting stick and (eventually) shoving it down peoples throats. just hope he keeps it up.

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by Svlad Cjelli » 26 Dec 2010 20:01

As has been said a lot, Long is a confidence player. Now he's got the goals at Derby and his confidence is back he's flying again.

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by SLAMMED » 26 Dec 2010 20:11

I always thought I'd be the last to give in to liking Long, but fair play to the lad. 4 goals in 2 games, but more importantly 3 from open play, and both good finishes as well.

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by Greatwesternline » 26 Dec 2010 20:46

I remember Long hit a very good patch last year when he got like 6 in 5 or something at the time after the Liverpool win and Jimmy was sticking them away aswell. But it didnt last, Long started this season on a low again. These 2 games could just be a blip, it's good right now but people seem to think he's all of a sudden changed. Only 3 games ago 80% are slating him.

People should just exagerate a tiny bit less, he was never absolutely terrible and hes still not fantastic, hes just a championship striker who scores goals every so often...

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by brendywendy » 26 Dec 2010 20:47

Only 3 games ago 80% are slating him.


agreed- but 80 percent of people posting on here does not equal 80 percent of reading fans

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Re: Ive always rated Shane Long

by andrew1957 » 26 Dec 2010 20:48

Shane Long is slowly developing into a top striker. He was brilliant again today.

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