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    Would be surprised if it's the Premier League to be honest. Should have another season in him at Championship level, maybe two at a stretch, before he finishes up.
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    Hasenhuttl has reassured Shane Long that the club ‘will find a solution' for his future, refusing to rule out a role for Long at Southampton next season. Hasenhuttl wasn't happy with the limited game-time Long got at Bournemouth, but wants to get something sorted for him. “Longy has done a good job for this club for a long time and we will find a solution, definitely". (Hampshire Live, 21 May). Woodgate (Bournemouth) says it's great to have Long around, but left him on the bench yet again during the defeat in the play-offs.

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    He came on late, overhit a cross with the only opportunity he got. He’s edging towards retirement and will need to drop down a level or two over the summer.

    I’m happy Bournemouth are staying in championship. It’s good from an Irish perspective. Hopefully Kilkenny and Travers get more of a look in next season

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    Shane Long has a year to run on a contract that pays him 60,000 British pounds per week. Can't see him walking away from that. He might be close to retirement but Southampton made a two year commitment to him less than a year ago, so they'll have to top up his wages if he agrees to play in League 1 next season, which I find extremely doubtful.

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    Wow didn’t realize that! Bad management from Southampton. I guess he could be sitting pretty in their reserves so, perhaps a lower end champ team will be willing to subsidize some of his wages

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_c12000 View Post
    He came on late, overhit a cross with the only opportunity he got. He’s edging towards retirement and will need to drop down a level or two over the summer.

    I’m happy Bournemouth are staying in championship. It’s good from an Irish perspective. Hopefully Kilkenny and Travers get more of a look in next season
    I'm sure there are worse strikers in the Championship than him. Do you mean a level or two below Championship or Premiership?

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    I don't hold out much hope of Travers or Kilkenny getting much game time at Bournemouth next season. Travers may fall into the back up keeper trap again where he can't go on loan because he's the number two, but has no realistic prospect of getting a start ahead of Begovic.

    Kilkenny will surely push for a loan if he has any intention or desire of making it as a professional footballer. He's 21 now and has hardly kicked a ball in senior football in his career. That's really not good, he has missed out on too much development time in the last two years. I don't hold out too much hope for him on that basis to be honest.

    In terms of Long, a bit nuts from Southampton to give him that contract in hindsight, it's incredible the money bottom half EPL teams have to throw around. They'll probably just find him another loan in the Championship for his last year with them. He is of little or no use to the Southampton first team at this stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olé Olé View Post
    I'm sure there are worse strikers in the Championship than him. Do you mean a level or two below Championship or Premiership?
    Premier league of course. Didn’t get much game time with Bournemouth this year. And a year older next year

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