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South Shields 4 Cleethorpes Town 0 - Mariners are FA Vase champions

South Shields have won the FA Vase after beating Cleethorpes Town 4-0 at Wembley.

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Some of the South Shields FC players who will be carrying the hopes of the town at Wembley tomorrow.

Your good luck messages to South Shields FC ahead of FA Vase final

South Shields FC are hoping to make history tomorrow by becoming Wembley winners on their first-ever visit to the national stadium.
South Shields FC players and staff pose for a team picture before setting off for Wembley.

Fans turn out in force to send off Wembley-bound South Shields FC

Fans turned out in force this morning to wish South Shields FC good luck today as they set off for Wembley.

Faye Cunningham sent us this picture of her dad Steve Bennett, hubby Gary Reay, son Kian Golightly, brother Iain Cunningham and nephew Tristan Cunningham.

Everywhere we go! 13,000 South Shields FC fans head for Wembley

South Shields FC fans were heading to London in their droves today as the town's football club prepare to make their Wembley debut.
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Graham Fenton is felled by Mark Hughes at Wembley in the 1994 League Cup final

Graham Fenton reveals his Aston Villa and Leicester City Wembley highs and lows that will help inspire South Shields

Graham Fenton has called on his players to be show-offs – and play with the ‘ridiculous’ confidence he enjoyed on his first Wembley trip.

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Cleethorpes Town manager Marcus Newell with the FA Vase.

‘We’re not going to make up the numbers’ - Cleethorpes Town chairman issues FA Vase warning to South Shields

“We’re not going to make up the numbers.”

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Julio Arca

Former Sunderland and Boro star Julio Arca: it would be fantastic to win the Vase for South Shields

Julio Arca’s bid to fly his family over to watch him play at Wembley for the first time has been dashed – but instead he has vowed to win the trophy for his new kin.

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Graham Fenton, left, and Andy Bowman, his former deputy at North Shields.

Revealed: The secrets of success for South Shields boss Graham Fenton

South Shields chairman Geoff Thompson sent shockwaves through the Northern League when he sacked Jon King just a handful of games into the new season and replaced him with Graham Fenton.

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Sandy is expected to prove a hit with the clubs younger supporters.

New mascot Sandy set for Wembley with South Shields FC

Meet Sandy – South Shields FC’s newly-named mascot.

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Carl Finnigan

It’s five years since injury almost ended Carl Finnigan’s career - that’s why he’s not taking South Shields ‘emotional’ Wembley appearance lightly

Being told you may never kick a ball again is every footballer’s nightmare.

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Ex-Sunderland and Middlesbrough hero Julio Arca won a World Cup but still feels lucky to be playing in FA Vase final

At the age of 36, following an illustrious career, you’d think Julio Arca would be accustomed to the big occasion ahead of South Shields’ Wembley visit.

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Carl Finnigan

South Shields Carl Finnigan is hoping to honour his Newcastle hero Alan Shearer in the FA Vase final at Wembley

Carl Finnigan has only been to Wembley once in his life.
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Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn’s special message for Wembley-bound South Shields FC

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has thrown his support behind hometown club South Shields ahead of the biggest game in their history.

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Supporter Colin Browne in front of the good luck message for South Shields FC displayed at South Shields Metro Station.

Metro signals support for South Shields FC ahead of trip to Wembley

The Tyne and Wear Metro has signalled its support for South Shields FC as the club trains its eyes on success this weekend.

FC United manager Karl Marginson

South Shields announce high-profile friendly v Man United spin-off club FC United

South Shields have revealed they will play a high-profile pre-season friendly against FC United of Manchester this summer.

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Julio Arca: I’ve played in huge games for Sunderland and Middlesbrough but I’ll still have to conquer nerves at Wembley

Julio Arca sits forward on the wooden table outside the Mariners Park clubhouse, shielding his eyes from the glare of the South Shields sun.

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Gavin Cogdon celebrates his third goal for South Shields in the League Cup final last Saturday. Image by Peter Talbot.

South Shields striker Gavin Cogdon dreaming of Wembley double

Gavin Cogdon is dreaming of a fairytale Wembley double in South Shields’ date with destiny on Sunday.

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Graham Fenton and Lee Picton will have some tough selection dilemmas tomorrow. Image by Peter Talbot.

South Shields bosses set to make some of their most difficult decisions at Wembley

Lee Picton and Graham Fenton are ready to make some of the toughest decisions of their managerial careers at Wembley next weekend.

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South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson is ready for the club's biggest-ever game. Pic: Peter Talbot.

South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson tells of Wembley dream

South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson has told of his Wembley dream as the club plans for a ‘party weekend’ – whatever happens on the pitch.

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Robert in his day job as an apprentice engineer. Image by Peter Talbot.

South Shields FC star hopes to engineer big win at Wembley

A South Shields FC star is hoping to engineer another major success for the club - as it prepares for the biggest day in its history.

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