A general view of the action as a train passes the stadium Bristol City Women vs Manchester City Women, WSL football match, Stoke Gifford Stadium, Bristol, UK - 24 Nov 2019 Photo: Kieran McManus for The FA

WEEKLY UPDATE: Bristol City Women Supporters Club #3

Welcome to the latest update from the Bristol City Women Supporters Club.

It was almost ironic that the final Bristol City game of 2019 fell foul to the weather in a year that has been a complete damp squib for us.

We end the calendar year in bottom place in the FA Women’s Super League and if we are to end the season further up the table and avoid relegation, under-fire manager Tanya Oxtoby must be backed by the club and be allowed to bring in much-needed quality reinforcements. We are especially in need of a striker as well as a holding midfielder to replace the much-missed Julie Biesmans. We haven’t won in the FA Women’s Super League since January and that must be addressed, especially in a big home game next month against Liverpool who are just above us in the league.

It was disappointing for our supporters club members to have last Sunday’s game against West Ham United rained off, especially as two of us were due to participate in the crossbar challenge. We had a bit of banter with Hammers manager Matt Beard over it and he had said he was going to get somebody to video it. It would have also a final time before Christmas to sing our ’12 days of Vixens’ song for the players which was brilliantly written by supporter DM Withers.

It has been a hugely successful first year for our Bristol City Women Supporters Club and I thank everyone who has been part of it both on social media and in person. I would especially like to thank Shahan Miah for his work on our Twitter account and designing our badge.

Some of our loyal supporters including myself will be hoping New Year is not to heavy on us as we will be making the long trip to the Leigh Sports Village for our game against Manchester United on the first weekend of 2020. I for one am very much looking forward to it especially as my 12-year-old son is a United fan!

Finally, I would like to thank all the supporters who we have met throughout the year and those of you who follow our great women’s game because without the fans it would be nothing.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Rich Paish (founder of Bristol City Women Supporters’ Club – @BCWFC_SC)

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