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7 January 2022

This weekend, as the Reds take on Barrow in the Emirates FA Cup third round, we will once again pay tribute to a Club Legend.

The late, great Norman Rimmington BEM made this Club his own across seven decades. A true icon, 'Rimmo' was born in Barnsley, he played for Barnsley, he grafted hard for Barnsley - he was, as the saying goes - Mr Barnsley.

Sadly, Norm's shift came to an end on December 29th 2016. 

But this Club promised to remember him at all times, but in particular, we pledged to hold a game in his honour, every year, at the Oakwell fixture closest to the anniversary of his passing.

This should - as it has been each year until now - have been on Boxing Day just gone. But due to the postponement of that scheduled fixture, we have had to wait a couple of weeks to pay our respects at Norman's beloved Oakwell.

The great man with the big smile would definitely have called this 'a load of old fuss'. But with each year that passes, it's even more important to remember the people who helped make our Club what it is. 

So on Saturday 8 January, as the Reds welcome the Bluebirds of Barrow to South Yorkshire in cup action, we do so in memory of Norman Rimmington. 

Once A Red, Always A Red


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