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RIP Syd Farrimond

9 May 2022

The Club was sad to hear of the passing of former player Syd Farrimond.

Syd had joined Rovers from Shrewsbury Town, following an unsuccessful move there from Bolton only three months beforehand.

He then went on to make 132 league appearances as a part of 153 for Rovers in total, and playing as a left back. Amidst those appearances, he was a part of the team who not only held First Division Stoke City to a 2-2 draw here in February 1972, but also played in front an unbroken club record attendance at Prenton Park of 24,424. 

Syd was then a member of the team that famously defeated Arsenal at Highbury in the Second Round the League Cup in October 1973. 

He then left the club at the close of the 1973/74 season to begin a brief spell at Halifax Town, one which was soon followed by a coaching role and coincided with an end to his playing career.

He continued his new-found coaching skills with both Sunderland and Leeds United before finally returning to Bolton, and despite being diagnosed with dementia in recent years, he continued his affiliation with Bolton Wanderers FC.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with all his family and friends.


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