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Bristol City Vixencast

By Bristol City Vixencast

Debate and discussion about Bristol City WFC, hosted by long-time fans D-M Withers & Nat Brown, with special guests, interviews, debate and surprises! Theme music: 'The Derelict Casino' by Pulse Burst. Logo design by Shahan Miah. Listen/follow us: www.twitter.com/bcvixencast www.instagram.com/bcvixencast www.facebook.com/bcv1xencast
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Bristol City VixencastNov 29, 2020

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Season 5 #1 Back in the Big Time - 23/24 Season Preview

Season 5 #1 Back in the Big Time - 23/24 Season Preview

We're back! After a pre-season sat on the sofa watching the World Cup, D-M & Nat return to share their thoughts ahead of the brand new WSL season. We discuss transfer outs and transfer ins and look forward to our first clash of the season against our fellow bottom six contenders, Leicester City. Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR! Not sure how much longer we'll be on X but follow us there if inclined @BCVixenCast and on Instagram @bcvixencast
Sep 20, 202347:01
#54 Promotion! Promotion! Promotion! Special - 23/04/2023
Apr 24, 202301:07:03
#53 Lewes (H), London City Lionesses (H) & so many other things - 12/02/2023
Feb 13, 202346:51
#52 Coventry Utd (H) - 15/01/2023
Jan 16, 202339:16
#51 - Festive Special - Charlton (A), Durham (A), Southampton (H) - 27/12/22

#51 - Festive Special - Charlton (A), Durham (A), Southampton (H) - 27/12/22

D-M & Nat get in the festive spirit with a bumper Vixencast that covers everything that has happened since our last episode - way back in mid-November.  And oh, what a lot of things have happened! We pay particular attention to our 2-0 home victory in the FA Cup against bette noirs Southampton, and discuss which player has impressed us most in the first half of the season. We also look ahead to a tantalising run of fixtures in January - including three in a row at the RHPC - that will likely define whether we remain the front-runners in the race to win the Barclays FA Women's Championship. Thanks, as ever, for listening.   Follow us, rate us, subscribe to us:   Twitter @BCVixenCast    Instagram @bcvixencast   Facebook @bcv1xencast   More links: linktr.ee/bcvixencast   Theme music: The Derelict Casino :: Pulse Burst   Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR!
Dec 27, 202251:21
#50 - Bir-ming-ummed - Birmingham (H) - 20/11/2022
Nov 20, 202243:04
#49 Five Points Clear - Sheffield United (A), Crystal Palace (H), Charlton Athletic (A)

#49 Five Points Clear - Sheffield United (A), Crystal Palace (H), Charlton Athletic (A)

It's been a while - three games, in fact.  D-M and Nat discuss three, epic, back-to-back City Women league victories. We're starting to pull away from the pack, and currently sit five points clear at the top of the Barclays Women's Championship. In this episode we cover wins against Sheffield United (3-1) & Crystal Palace (3-0), before delving deeply into our latest away 2-0 triumph against Charlton Athletic.  It was a special day for City Women supporters, as seventeen intrepid fans travelled to the match on a coach organised by Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust. We talk about the fun we had, and how we hope it will be the start of building a bigger away following for the team. In terms of the match, we zoom in on Chloe Mustaki's wicked dead ball delivery and ability to switch play, and celebrate a laser-focused Abi Harrison performance. There's much to admire in Maddi Wilde's wing-back wizardry, while Ella Powell demonstrates she has much to offer playing on the left flank.  Ffion Morgan ended a frustrating run in front of goal, and Shania Hayles continues to impress with scintillating centre-forward play. In truth, everyone was brilliant, and we scrutinise why, before previewing next Sunday's away trip at hard-to-beat Lewes. Thanks for listening. Follow us, rate us, subscribe to us: Twitter @BCVixenCast  Instagram @bcvixencast Facebook @bcv1xencast More links: linktr.ee/bcvixencast Theme music: The Derelict Casino :: Pulse Burst Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR!
Nov 01, 202252:33
#48 Just Like Watching Brazil - Crystal Palace (H) (Conti Cup) - 02/10/2022

#48 Just Like Watching Brazil - Crystal Palace (H) (Conti Cup) - 02/10/2022

D-M and Nat savour the best bits from City's impressive dispatch of Championship rivals Crystal Palace in a sweltering Conti Cup group tie. 

There were goals, goals, goals (four to be precise) and we could have had a lot more. 

Abi Harrison's shooting season is off the mark and there were outstanding performance across the pitch. Liv Clark's first start saw her keep a brilliant clean sheet, with key saves at crucial moments. Maddi Wilde nibbled at Palace's ankles all afternoon, and she demonstrated that she has has a defence-splitting pass in her locker too. 

More awesomeness from Cataldo and Layzell at the back, and a beefy performance from Chloe Bull showed the RHPC another side to her game. Palmer was sublime in central midfield, and Hutton provided for Harrison's second in what was probably Bristol's most accomplished team goal of the season. 

And we haven't even mentioned Mustaki's muscle (and first Bristol goal), Morgan's lightning fast interplay and Syme's sumptuous finish, which arrowed into the bottom corner like she was pretending to be Kevin Costner. It was just like watching Brazil. 

Bring on the Blades!

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Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR!

Oct 03, 202232:42
#47 Too Close For Comfort - Southampton FC (H) - 25/09/2022

#47 Too Close For Comfort - Southampton FC (H) - 25/09/2022

Bristol City and Southampton FC share the spoils at Ashton Gate in a tense encounter played before a 3637 strong crowd. 

Is it time to bring in segregated - or at least designated - seating for home and away fans for games at the Gate? [Spoiler Alert: YES].
We discuss this, along with the finer footballing points from what was probably Bristol's best performance of the season so far.

In particular, we focus on the Syme-Palmer first half masterclass, the zippy interplay of Morgan, Hayles & Harrison, more brilliance from Layzell and Morgan's excellent top corner finish. 

We lament Southampton's inevitable early second-half counter-punch, and wonder how we weren't awarded a penalty. We're still unbeaten, still top of the league, and the gears are grinding in the right direction. C'mon!

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Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR!

Sep 26, 202238:51
#46 Better Late Than Never! Coventry United (A), Blackburn Rovers (H), Sunderland (H)

#46 Better Late Than Never! Coventry United (A), Blackburn Rovers (H), Sunderland (H)

Bristol City Vixencast is back for the 2022/23 season! D-M & Nat discuss Bristol City Women's unbeaten start to the Barclays Women's Championship campaign.  As we sit at the top of the league after three games, we reflect on a series of professional - if not always emphatic - performances.  Have we seen the best from the team the season? We don't think so, and talk through what needs to change to truly unlock the squad's creativity in the games to come. We celebrate the consistently brilliant atmosphere at the RHPC and look ahead to our biggest challenge this season: Southampton at Ashton Gate stadium on Sunday. Follow us, rate us, subscribe to us: Twitter @BCVixenCast Instagram @bcvixencast Facebook @bcv1xencast More links: linktr.ee/bcvixencast Theme music: The Derelict Casino :: Pulse Burst Vixens ‘Til We Die! COYR!
Sep 19, 202244:33
#45 Sunderland (A) - 01/05/2022 + End of Season Special

#45 Sunderland (A) - 01/05/2022 + End of Season Special

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss City Women's final hurrah of the season, a 2-2 thriller away at Sunderland.

We also talk in depth about the season past, and the season to come. We wonder who will come and who will stay; whether we will truly go for promotion to the WSL, knowing that our star players - Abi Harrison & Aimee Palmer - are sure to leave at the end of 22/23 season if we don't. We chat best and worse away days (thank you Craig Hadley) and salivate at the return of the greatest rivalry in women's football - Bristol City Women vs Birmingham City Women, a.k.a., the BCWFC derby. And, of course, we look forward mostly to the new kit reveal.

Our big news is the Vixencast is taking a sabbatical for the 22/23 season. So that means no (regular) episodes over the next year.  We've been going at this podcast lark hammer and tong since 2019, now it's time for a rest. Thank you to everyone who has listened, enjoyed and contributed to the podcast - we really appreciate all the input and support.

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May 07, 202201:06:52
#44 London City Lionesses (H) - 24/04/2022

#44 London City Lionesses (H) - 24/04/2022

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City Women's comprehensive slaying by London City Lionesses in the final home game of what has been, overall, a rejuvenating 21/22 season. The Vixens were undone by LCL's sharp attacking prowess and harrying midfield press which pinned us in our half for large portions of the game. City rarely threatened LCL, aside from the customary Abi Harrison goal; her 21st of the season. In truth we had a bad day at the office, and LCL had a very good one. They now leapfrog us into second place in the FAWC table.

There was a rare start for Sophie Whitehouse in goal, and academy product Maddi Wilde made her first full league debut at right back. In the first half the City defence arguably struggled to adjust to these changes, and Whitehouse's very different goalkeeping style. Aspin and Murray made uncharacteristic mistakes, leading to goals, and Whitehouse was hesitant to come off her line which gave LCL forward Karin Muya the time she needed to pick her spot, and crash in LCL's third. Even so, the defence settled in the second half, and Whitehouse commanded her six-yard area well. Will she get another outing next week at Sunderland?

We talk admiringly of Ella Powell's athleticism and power, praise sparky moments from Ffion Morgan and respond to the shock news that Flo Allen is retiring from professional football at the tender age of 22. Thanks for the memories, Flo, and all the very best for your future endeavours.

We also discuss the end of season awards, with Abi Harrison winning Player of the Year & the Golden Boot, and Fran Bentley winning Young Player of the Year. Follow us, rate us, subscribe to us:
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Apr 24, 202251:01
#43 Coventry United (H) - 17/04/2022
Apr 17, 202251:39
#42 Liverpool (H) - 03/04/2022
Apr 05, 202201:10:23
#41 Watford (H) - 13/03/2022
Mar 13, 202252:02
#40 Crystal Palace (H) - 06/02/2022
Feb 06, 202243:40
#39 Charlton Athletic (H) - 23/01/2022

#39 Charlton Athletic (H) - 23/01/2022

Jan 23, 202242:20
#38 Twitter Space Xmas/End Of Year Special 2021
Dec 24, 202101:17:01
#37 Watford (A) - 21/11/2021
Nov 25, 202101:00:07
#36 Blackburn Rovers (H) - 14/11/2021
Nov 15, 202133:46
#35 Coventry United (A) - 08/11/2021
Nov 09, 202113:40
#34 Sheffield United (H) - 31/10/2021
Oct 31, 202139:35
#33 Charlton Athletic (A) - 10/10/2021
Oct 10, 202131:53
#32 Sunderland (H) - 03/10/2021
Oct 03, 202135:37
#31 Durham (H) - 26/09/2021
Sep 26, 202130:20
#30 Liverpool (A) - 12/09/2021

#30 Liverpool (A) - 12/09/2021

D-M, Nat & Shahan ruminate on a drama-filled 0-0 away draw with Matt Beard's Liverpool.

We talk clean sheets and Fran Bentley brilliance; spicy sending offs; (double) Vixens in disguise; away day adventures and mid-table magic.
We reflect on a season that has, so far, brought us a very respectable loss, win and a draw.
There's also news of a landmark MOU, signed between Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust and the football club. 

Finally, we look ahead to a tantalising run of home games against foreboding foes from the north-west, an away fixture against Charlton and a Conti-Cup group opener at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, against Reading. 
Thanks to Jesse Woolley for our Vox-pop. You are a ledge!

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Sep 18, 202131:57
#29 Lewes (H) - 05/09/2021
Sep 05, 202123:44
#28 Crystal Palace (A) - 29/08/2021
Aug 29, 202117:18
#27 2021/22 FA Women's Championship Season Preview
Aug 19, 202153:21
#26 Lewes (Pre-Season) (H) - 15/08/2021
Aug 15, 202113:48
#25 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) - 09/05/2021
May 11, 202158:31
#24 Manchester United (H) - 02/05/2021

#24 Manchester United (H) - 02/05/2021

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City's penultimate game of the season - a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
We reflect on chances missed, a lack of midfield intensity over 90 minutes and an impressive performance from Faye Bryson.
There are celebrations, too, for the welcome return of Jess Woolley after 19 months on the sidelines. 
Thanks to Shane from Man United's Barmy Army for sharing his thoughts on the action. Follow them @barmyarmyMUWFC.
We also look ahead to Sunday's last chance saloon against Brighton and reveal the winner of the Bristol City Vixencast 'Sophie Trophy'.

There were a few technical challenges during the recording of this week's episode. We did our best, but apologise for the poor sound quality at times!

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May 06, 202138:53
#23 Aston Villa (A) - 24/04/2021

#23 Aston Villa (A) - 24/04/2021

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City's heart-stopping away draw with fellow strugglers Aston Villa. 
Super subs Ella Mastrantonio & Faye Bryson came on to save the day, but was it too little, too late? 

We try to look on the Bryson of life in this episode, but with two tricky games left to play - next week at home to Manchester United, then away at Brighton - the facts are clear: we're running out of chances to snatch the points we need to stay in the Barclays FA WSL.

We hear from Aston Villa Women Supporters Club member Chris Kavanagh who shared his thoughts on the game. Thanks to Chris and all the best for the remainder of the season. You can follow him @manhatton45 and @AVW_SC.

We also discuss Bristol City's 1-0 loss to Brighton in the FA Cup last weekend and reflect on a successful international break for some of the Vixens. 

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Apr 25, 202140:33
#22 Arsenal (H) - 04/04/2021

#22 Arsenal (H) - 04/04/2021

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss yet another 4-0 loss at Twerton Park, this time against the slinky ballers of Arsenal, spearheaded by Vivianne Miedema. Over the years, the Dutch striker has often been a painful thorn in Bristol City's side. Today was no different. Even so, Sophie  Baggaley was in fine form to stop her from scoring yet another hat trick  against us. Hurrah!

With the season coming to a nail-biting crescendo, we also discuss the run-ins for each side fighting for top-flight survival.

We also talk international call-ups for several Bristol players and applaud Flo Allen's campaign to be elected to the PFA Players' Board. #VoteFlo!!

Special thanks to Clare Tebbutt, fan of Arsenal (and the Vixencast!) for sharing their thoughts on today's game.

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Apr 04, 202143:49
#21 Birmingham City (A) - 28/03/2021

#21 Birmingham City (A) - 28/03/2021

Honours even at Damson Park as Bristol City play out a competitive, 1-1 away draw with Birmingham City.

The Vixens keep moving up the table, one hard-fought point at a time. We now sit at the giddy heights of 10th in the Barclays FA WSL. Catch us if you can, Villa and West Ham!

D-M, Nat & Shahan chew over all the main talking points from the match, including Charlie Wellings’ goal against her childhood club; more goalkeeping excellence from Sophie Baggaley; the impressively loud shouting of Matt Beard, and the somewhat controversial kit change.

We also look ahead to Arsenal’s visit to Twerton Park next week.

With massive thanks to Craig Hadley from the Brum is Blue podcast for his thoughts on the game.
You can find them on Twitter @craighadlee @BrumIsBlue

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Mar 28, 202135:12
#20 Manchester City (H) - 17/03/2021 & Tottenham Hotspur (A) - 21/03/2021

#20 Manchester City (H) - 17/03/2021 & Tottenham Hotspur (A) - 21/03/2021

D-M, Nat and Shahan dive into another busy week for Bristol City Women; from the 3-0 midweek loss against Champions League contenders Manchester City to the 1-1 draw against relegation playmates Tottenham Hotspur.

We discuss the squad changes in both games (and the commentary in them), Ellen Jones living rent free in Sam Mewis' head, wonder where Charlie Wellings is (Bradley Stoke? Stoke on Trent? Somewhere on the River Trent?) and highlight Abi Harrison, Sophie Baggaley, and our Brecon Beacon at the back, Gemma Evans. 

We look ahead to yet another 'relegation six-pointer' next Sunday, this time against Birmingham City.

Special thanks to the contributions Jayne Comer @blueberry1894 of Manchester City Women FC Official Supporters Club @MCWFC_OSC and Finley Chung @finleychung10 of Lillywhite Corner Podcast @LillywhitesPod

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Mar 21, 202142:00
#19 Chelsea (Conti Cup Final) - 14/03/2021

#19 Chelsea (Conti Cup Final) - 14/03/2021

D-M, Nat and Shahan chew over another disappointing, if not entirely unexpected, Chelsea drubbing, in the Continental Cup Final at Vicarage Road.

We talk about this now being Chelsea 20-0 Bristol City over three games played this season (unless we get them in the upcoming FA Cup campaign), the largesse of Chelsea sponsor Three’s promotional hampers and Gemma Evans' mystery thigh tattoo.

We also feature part of a conversation with Bristol City legends Grace McCatty and Corinne Yorston, recorded during our Conti-Cup Final Watch-Along, that was run in partnership with Bristol City Supports Club and Trust. Thanks to everyone who came along to this event, and especially to Grace and Corinne. If you'd like to join the Supporters Club & Trust, please visit www.bristolcitysupporters.org

Many thanks to Rob Pratley, Senior Editor of The CFCW Social, who shares his thoughts on the game.
You can find him on Twitter @RJPJournalism @TheCFCWSocial

You can also find Grace McCatty on Twitter @gracemccatty, Corinne Yorston @corinneyorston, and Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust @BristolCitySCT

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Mar 14, 202133:51
#18 Reading (H) - 08/03/2021

#18 Reading (H) - 08/03/2021

Back from the international break, D-M, Nat and Shahan talk – a lot – about that game at Ashton Gate. It was a bad night for the Royals. Sound familiar?

We max out on an extraordinary footballing spectacle, in what is already being described as the best WSL game of the season.  Under the floodlights on a feelgood International Women’s Day, Matt Beard’s Vixens showed us exactly what they are capable of.

We relive a glorious team performance - those goals by Wellings, Purfield and Salmon - and celebrate no longer being bottom of the league. There's also the matter of our brief socially-distanced encounter with ex-Bristol Academy & England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, who was doing commentary.

We also report on all the latest City Women news and look forward to Sunday’s Conti-Cup final against Chelsea.

Thanks to Rob from Reading Women fans group for sharing his thoughts on the game too. 

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Mar 11, 202151:41
#17 Chelsea (H) - 14/02/2021

#17 Chelsea (H) - 14/02/2021

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City’s somewhat inevitable home defeat to league leaders Chelsea, which shockingly wasn't 4-0, but rather 5-0.
We marvel at the poor condition of the Twerton Park pitch and pick out the positives from the Conti Cup Final "dress rehearsal".
We focus on the big news affecting City Women this week, mainly Loren Dykes' retirement from professional football and the long-overdue Lionesses call-up for Ebony Salmon.

Featuring guest contribution from Dean Mears of the Went to Mow Kingsmeadow podcast.
You can follow them respectively on Twitter @DeanMears @mowkingsmeadow

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Feb 14, 202134:23
#16 Leicester City (H) - 03/02/2021 & West Ham United (A) - 07/02/2021

#16 Leicester City (H) - 03/02/2021 & West Ham United (A) - 07/02/2021

As Bristol City extend their unbeaten run to three, D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss an eventful week that has taken in Continental Cup Semi-Final success and a snowy 1-1 draw away at Matt Beard's old hunting ground, West Ham United.

We look forward to another busy week of fixtures: away against Tottenham on Wednesday and back to Twerton Park on Sunday (Valentines Day) to face league leaders Chelsea (no, we're not scared at all...)

Special shout outs go to Flo "Throw" Allen, who has found a new kind of mettle in recent weeks, and captain Jas Matthews, who is loving life as a midfielder. 

Featuring the contributions of Hannah from Beyond the 90 LCFC, Allie Coker from We Are The Girls in Claret & Blue and City Women supporters Kirstine George and Phil West. Thanks everyone for taking part!

Que cera cera, Whatever we'll be, we'll be, We're going to Watford FC, Que cera  cera

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Feb 07, 202136:14
#15 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) - 30/01/2021

#15 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) - 30/01/2021

It's a...It's a...It's a...IT'S A WIN

D-M, Nat & Shahan woop for joy at Bristol City's first home win of the 2020/21 Barclays FA WSL season. Indeed, the first league home win since March 2019! That's a LONG time coming. 

In the battle of the birds (Robins vs Seagulls), the Matt Beard era officially kicked into action. His rejuvenated City players pushed aside a disjointed and ill-disciplined Brighton team with a professional performance. All those wearing red put in an almighty shift. There was an assured debut from new loanee Molly Pike, with a trademark ripsnorting Ebony Salmon strike and a Yana Daniëls worldie catching the headlines.  

We discuss transfer deadline day ins and outs, January birthdays, announce the winner of our Chicken Salt Co social media competition and look forward to the battle of the species (Vixens vs Foxes) in the Continental Cup Semi-Final against Leicester City from the Championship.
We also chew over a spicy trip to Mr Beard's old club West Ham that is looming on the horizon.

Finally, we encourage our listeners to join Bristol City Supporters Club and Trust, who now have City Women fans (Shahan & D-M) co-opted onto the board - https://www.bristolcitysupporters.org/

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Jan 31, 202139:19
#14 Aston Villa (H) - 13/01/2021 & Everton (A) - 17/01/2021

#14 Aston Villa (H) - 13/01/2021 & Everton (A) - 17/01/2021

Happy New Beard! 
In our first episode of 2021, D-M, Nat & Shahan herald a new footballing dawn for Bristol City with the arrival of Matt Beard, as maternity cover for manager Tanya Oxtoby.  A new start, but a familiar story: a 4-0 defeat in the Barclays FA WSL, away to Willie Kirk's Everton.

We also discuss Bristol City's 2-1 victory against Aston Villa in the quarter final of the Continental Cup, and look forward to playing Championship high-flyers Leicester in the semi-final.  Villa fan Adam Reapa offers his thoughts on the quarter final - thanks Adam!  Twitter & Instagram @AdamReapa

We also ask if we can park the bus against league leaders Chelsea in our next game? Only time will tell...

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Jan 17, 202136:06
#13 Manchester United (A) - 20/12/2020

#13 Manchester United (A) - 20/12/2020

The final Vixencast of 2020 reflects on Bristol City's 6-1 away defeat to league leaders Manchester United.
Despite the result, D-M, Nat & Shahan celebrate the much welcome returns of Aimee Palmer & Chloe Logarzo to the starting XI. 
Includes references to Casey Stoney Facey, Tobin "Wreath" Heath & tough girl Leah Galton.
We also discuss Conti Cup quarter final news, and all the things that need to change if Bristol City are to stay in the FA WSL next season.

Featuring Natalie Burrell from the MUWFC Barmy Army.
You can follow her on Twitter @natalie_17 & on Instagram @nuttynattyb.

Stay safe & well everyone, and look after yourselves & each other.

We wish you a Merry Vixmas and a Happy New Year! 

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Dec 20, 202040:09
#12 Aston Villa (H) - 09/12/2020 & West Ham United (H) - 13/12/2020 ("The Misery Episode")

#12 Aston Villa (H) - 09/12/2020 & West Ham United (H) - 13/12/2020 ("The Misery Episode")

D-M, Nat & Shahan dive into a double helping of dreadful defeats against our closest relegation rivals at Twerton P4rk.
Amongst the misery, we boo Rachel Daly* and talk babies, cats & dogs, and the real reason why fans couldn't watch our home games.
This episode is all about the fun we’re not having watching Bristol City this season.
We promise to be more upbeat next time!

Featuring the thoughts of West Ham fan Allie Coker.
You can follow them on Twitter @axlsgirl

Vixens ‘Til We Die
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*she's a great player, really. Don't @ us




Dec 13, 202037:31
#11 Reading (A) - 06/12/2020

#11 Reading (A) - 06/12/2020

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City's swaggering (& at times nerve jangling) 1-1 draw with Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
We celebrate the counter acting delights of Oxtoby football done well, for example, offering high praise for the head strapped Gemma Evans, combative Yana Daniels, the clinical Emma Bissell, and Naomi Layzell, sitting defiant in the heart of the Vixens' defence.
We struggle to find words to do justice to a titanic Sophie Baggaley performance (not ideal for a podcast!) 
We finally talk about Bristol reaching the quarter finals of the Continental Cup and look ahead to crunch home games against Aston Villa & West Ham...and the lack of ticket information ahead of those matches, as Twerton Park is in a Tier 2 area where local fans can attend!
Thanks to Rob from Reading FC Women Fans for sharing your views on the game.

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Dec 06, 202041:24
#10 Interview with Ella Mastrantonio & The Ladies League

#10 Interview with Ella Mastrantonio & The Ladies League

Keeping with the international break mood, D-M, Nat & Shahan are joined by Ella "Maestro" Mastrantonio & Michelle Morris, Christina Trajceska, Rose Valente from The Ladies League, the Australian-based women's football fan group.

We talk with the Ladies League about women's football in Australia and their excitement about the FIFA Women's World Cup being hosted in Australia & New Zealand in 2023.

With Ella we discuss who inspired her to play football as a young girl, the challenges she faced during her professional career , the 'switcheroos' she made between Perth Glory & Melbourne Victory before heading to the West Country during the height of a global pandemic.

We also chat about British regional accents, the weather (what else?!), Tim Tams and the lack of 'chicken salt' in Britain. 
Raucous banter about favourite colours, haunted houses and poorly timed chanting feature heavily too. 

Thank yous in abundance to the Ladies League - Michelle, Christina, Rose. Love you and your work.

Thanks also to Ella Mastrantonio! Ella now holds the illustrious honour of being the first ever current Bristol player to appear on the Vixencast( and surely not be the last....)

You can follow Ella here:
twitter.com/Ella_Mas11
instagram.com/ella.mas

You can check out The Ladies League here:
www.theladiesleague.com
twitter.com/LadiesALeague
instagram.com/theladiesleague
facebook.com/TheLadiesALeague
www.youtube.com/c/TLLTV

You can follow Michelle here:
twitter.com/MichelleAMorris
Instagram.com/michellemorristv

You can follow Christina here:
twitter.com/CTrajceska
instagram.com/chrissi.trajceska

You can follow Rose here:
twitter.com/OverlordValente
instagram.com/rosevalentee

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Nov 29, 202052:46
#9 Tottenham Hotspur (H) - 14/11/2020

#9 Tottenham Hotspur (H) - 14/11/2020

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City's thrilling 2-2 draw with a mediocre (but smartly dressed) Tottenham Hotspur side as part of Women's Football Weekend 2020.
We delight in Ebony Salmon's stellar finishing and presence in the starting line up  for the third game running.
We also admire Chloe Logarzo's composure from the penalty spot. 
This podcast will live long in the memory as one that celebrates the Vixens' first point of the season & documents our relief that Alex Morgan couldn't do it on a wet, muddy Saturday night in Bath. 
We also look ahead to facing Lewes in the Conti Cup & our next WSL game against Reading, & discuss our greatest victory of the season (so far): the fabulous purple & lime away shirt being declared the Nation's Greatest Kit for 2020/21 by the National Football Museum (more details here: https://www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/news/nfm-greatest-football-shirt) 

Because of lockdown we once again recorded this episode remotely, so apologies for the occasional internet sound gremlin that joins us. 
Featuring guest contribution Spurs fan Craig Turnbull (@CraigJacob21 on Twitter) - thanks as always!
(D-M also apologises for the terrible pronunciation of Siri Worm). 

This episode is dedicated to Tanya Oxtoby. Get well soon!

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Nov 15, 202039:58
#8 Crystal Palace (A) - 05/11/2020 & Manchester City (A) - 07/11/2020
Nov 08, 202043:06
#7 Interview with Alex Culvin

#7 Interview with Alex Culvin

A special episode featuring former Vixen Alex Culvin; footballer turned academic.

Alex made 14 appearances for Bristol Academy between 2011-12, coming of footballing age during the inaugural FA WSL season. She was part of the team that lost the 2011 FA Cup Final against Arsenal, playing alongside club legends Grace McCatty and Corinne Yorston.

In this episode we reflect on the additional expectations placed on women footballers over the past decade to 'inspire a generation'. We also talk about player wellbeing, athlete activism and social media, the impact of FA policies and what could be done - beyond financial investment - to ensure that elite women's football remains competitive over the next 5-10 years. 

Thank you Alex for talking with us! You can follow her on Twitter @alexculvin

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Oct 28, 202052:23
#6 Birmingham City (H) - 18/10/2020

#6 Birmingham City (H) - 18/10/2020

D-M, Nat & Shahan discuss Bristol City's dispiriting 4-0 home defeat to an impressive Birmingham City side. 
We speculate on what we will do to celebrate when Bristol get their first points of the season and try to understand why Ebony Salmon never plays a full 90 in a FA WSL game. 
We marvel at Baggers in the My Little Pony kit and reflect on a hideous injury for Aimee Palmer. 
We preview games against Crystal Palace, Man City & Tottenham after the international break and talk about buying our fabulous new purple & lime shirts. 
With guest appearance from Caz Smith from the Great Since 68 podcast.

This episode is dedicated to Aimee Palmer.

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Oct 18, 202030:08