Jon Shaw on the changing scene of non-league football
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After five years at South Shields, defender Jon Shaw has taken up a new role with the club as assistant manager. The veteran has been in the game since 2003, beginning his playing career at his boyhood club, Sheffield Wednesday. Since then Shaw has played for a multitude of teams up and down the football…

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Picton positive as Shields prepare for pre-season opener against Hebburn
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Lee Picton says South Shields are feeling “massively refreshed and hungry” as they prepare to return to action on Tuesday. 1st Cloud Arena will host its first match in 158 days as the Mariners take on neighbours Hebburn Town in their opening pre-season friendly. The club greatly regrets that no supporters will be permitted into…

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Robert Briggs tells of determination after penning new deal
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Vice-captain Robert Briggs has reiterated his desire to win a fourth promotion with South Shields after extending his second spell with the club into a sixth season. Briggs is Shields’ longest-serving player, having rejoined from Spennymoor Town when the Mariners were a Northern League Division Two side in August 2015. Over the last five years…

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