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“Not my problem” – Aston Villa boss Carla Ward shows no sympathy for Manchester United after Conti Cup points deduction fiasco

Aston Villa Women manager Carla Ward showed no pity towards Marc Skinner’s Manchster United who were the fall-guys following the Villans’ points deduction in the Conti Cup last week. The Villans had three points removed in the group stages of the cup after fielding an ineligible player in their, no redundant, 7-0 win over Sunderland […]

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Lauren Smith admits her Bristol City Women’s side was “lethargic” and “static” at times, in defeat to Aston Villa

Bristol City Women’s manager Lauren Smith highlighted that “We lost the ability” after her sides 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday. Both goals were scored by former Bristol City player Ebony Salmon, the first taking a severe deflection before hitting the back of the net, before sealing the match for the Claret and Blue […]


Nigel Pearson stresses disappointment at Bristol City’s failure to pick up points against Leeds United at Elland Road

Nigel Pearson had ‘no complaints’ about his sides’ missed opportunities in their 2-1 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday. Daniel James and Joel Piroe scored the goals to snatch the points from City’s grasp despite a Kal Naismith equaliser at the end of the first period. And the Robins’ gaffer was disappointed […]

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Bristol City Women are prepared for the “huge jump” to the Women’s Super League after their title winning season

Former Bristol City Women’s general manager Grace Williams has admitted that the Robins have had to “plan to run two different clubs” while preparing for their promotion to the Women’s Super League.  City had fallen out of England’s top flight in 2021 and after two seasons in the Championship won promotion back to the WSL, […]


Nigel Pearson tips Bristol City’s £25m star Alex Scott for a future England call-up

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson quickly denied that Wolverhampton Wanderers had placed a £25m bid for 19-year-old midfielder Alex Scott, but admitted he expects there to be plenty of Premier League interest in the summer transfer window. Scott scored his first Championship goal of the season in the Robins’ 2-0 win over Blackpool at Ashton […]


“Sometimes it’s a PR stunt” – Coventry Salvation Army Chaplain Captain Martyn Evans admits that Wasps and Bristol City donations are exceptions amongst sports teams

Captain Martyn Evans, Chaplain of the Coventry Salvation Army hostel, has admitted that some sports teams use donations to charity as PR work, despite the importance and positive impact that food donations can have to those that rely on shelters. With an estimated 280,000 homeless people in the UK, that number rising every year for […]


Bristol City Operations Manager Matt Parsons reveals food waste frustration as reason for away day food scheme and working with Salvation Army, St Basils and Action Homeless

Bristol City Operations Manager Matt Parsons has revealed that disappointment with excess food waste was the key reason for the team’s donation to foodbanks. Speaking exclusively to Park Life Sport he said, “I came up with the idea after becoming frustrated with the amount of waste food that was left over from team meals at […]


Bristol, Coventry and Exeter: Football League cities with winless streaks to calm Nigel Pearson after loss to Scott Parker’s Bournemouth in 16th game at Ashton Gate

Only 443,010 people had been double vaccinated on January 26, 2021. Less than six million people had been administered a first dose of either Pfizer or Astra Zeneca, that’s less than 11% of the English population having received any form of vaccination. 265 days later and the total number of doses now stands at 94.8 […]