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Darius Xavier: The Conqueror

Darius Xavier is the earthquake in modern football, looking to change the landscape of management forever.
Started on 24 October 2014 by basham97
Latest Reply on 29 June 2015 by basham97
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After suffering a gruelling defeat from the last encounter the Woking manager has addressed the previous match as a 'bad day' from the players. Darius was confident going into the home fixture against Torquay this Tuesday at Kingfield Stadium.

The Torquay manager was asked (after the defeat from Gateshead), how he will be approaching the rematch against Woking. The manager replied, "Woking is going to be another team that suffers two defeats from us this season, right now Barnet, Bristol Rovers and many more are having that problem with playing us. Woking is no exception, they are next on that list".

This was a very positive set of results. Dartford was a very positive result as we didn't edge them but beat them confidently 2-0. We then blitzed Kidderminster in the FA Trophy 4-2, which was a very entertaining game to watch. Barnet was a bore-draw 0-0. We were defeated by Kidderminster due to form, although Kidderminster lost, they defeated Dover 4-0 in the Vanarama while we drew 0-0 to Barnet therefore complacency got the better of us in that bout, resulting in a 2-0 loss. We edged Aldershot 1-0 in the FA Trophy Semi Final First Leg. We also defeated Torquay in a classic ping-pong battle at Kingfield Stadium 3-2. We then kept our aggregated 1-0 with another bore draw in the 2nd Leg.

A potentially serious injury suffered by Mike Cestor overshadowed events which happened in a wet evening at Kingfield Stadium. Much hyped match by both managers has resulted in this match being more about bragging rights then the 3 points disputed today. Central midfielder Josh Goddard got Woking off to a flyer by scoring a decisive finish from 11 metres on 6 minutes. Torquay nearly gifted a goal on 25 minutes through Mike Cestor's lapse of concentration but they failed to captalise on the opportunity presented to them. Advanced forward Elliot Benyon then equalised for Torquay in the 36th minute with a tap-in. Woking's Said was forced off by injury in the 49th minute. Target man Scott Rendell then put Woking back in front after 78 minutes with a well placed shot from close range. Torquay's equaliser come though Ashley Yeoman as he seized on Joey Jones' mistake to score a nice effort from 13 metres. Woking's winner came through Kevin Besty as he seized on Ben Harding's mistake to score an effort from range. Betsy's impact delighted the fans with his late goal. Woking's Cestor was forced of by injury in the 88th minute.

John Goddard has proved to me why he deserves first-team football and why to adjust my tactics to include him into my team. He consulted me privately about wanting to get first-team football and has proved himself on the pitch. He has participated in 14 games, he has scored once and assisted 8 goals. He has averaged a 7.55 rating. He has succeeded 996 passes and 19 key passes. He has covered 13.1km averagely in 90 minutes. He has 1 man-of-the-match to his name.

"We played pretty well, not dropping points in games which I felt was winnable. After hearing about Kidderminster's success and the squad's morale. I went for the draw as it seemed much more logical, then to go out all attack and get counter-attacked. We have reached the final of the FA Trophy going against Torquay in the final, which will ultimately, settle the score once and for all..."
Only 6 points away from that vital 5th spot, and with a game in hand. It'll be close but I think you can make the play-offs, the last couple of months have been mostly positive, and 8 assists in 14 games for that young lad John Goddard is a fine return, maybe his form can boost you that little bit further up the table.

Best of luck.
dover for the win ahaha
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9 yearsEdited

We defeated Lincoln to leap-frog them in the Vanarama Conference league table 2-0. After a good clean-sheet, changing tactics was able to make us out-play first place in a 4-2 bout. We had a bore-draw against AFC Telford. We duelled in a tough contest against Forest Green, even at Kingfield. Torquay was our final destination, Wembley Stadium for the FA Trophy. This was much more than a trophy, this is the deciding factor to who out-classed who this season. The first match between Woking and Torquay ended with a humiliating 5-0 defeat from Torquay, the rematch ended in a 3-2 win to Woking. Now this is for a cup, a trophy, that background adds to the prestige of the match, in which Woking were victorious 4-2.

On a sunny afternoon in Wembley, Woking's Mark Ricketts lived the dream of many a supporter as he lifted the FA trophy after Woking's 4-2 English FA Trophy victory over Torquay. Central midfielder John Goddard got Woking off to a flyer by scoring a shot from distance on 6 minutes. An error from Torquay's Aaron Downes allowed veteran winger Kevin Betsy to slot a well-timed close range finish in the far post. An error from Mark Ricketts allowed poacher Connor Calcutt to score a wonderful header inside the six-yard-box. Payne scored with an accurate finish in the 67th minute to extend the lead further. Veteran centre-back Barry Quinns then added to the lead with a shot which owed an assist to the woodwork on 86 minutes. Young centre-back James Fry pulled one back for Torquay on 89 minutes with a tidy finish from 11 metres.

Kevin Betsy was man-of-the-match in the FA Trophy final and was a key player in attacking moves which helped us seal a win against Torquay. He has appeared 14 times, scored 3 and assisted 6. He has succeeded 632 passes and 20 of them were considered key. He's averaged a solid 11.4km within 90 minutes.

"I have conquered something which wasn't required for me to conquer. This wasn't to impress the board, I'm contemplating whether I'll still be here, just see if they offer me money. I conquered the FA Trophy to really show that I am a force in lower-league management. Defeating Torquay added salt in the wound for them. Now I will put all my focus, all my heart into getting promoted into the next stage."
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9 yearsEdited

This was a decent month concerning the points we received. We drew 3 games in the league only getting us 3 points out of a potential 9. We defeated Welling continentally 4-1 on television. Sinking Dover into the relation zone even further 3-1. We were edged by Gateshead 1-0. Drew against Chester 2-2 away, which really wasn't that bad. Defeating play-off contenders Nuneaton was a crucial result as a 1-0 win was decisive. Drawing with FC Halifax was a poor performance and we should have won the game. We secured the play-off spot and faced Grimsby and beat them on penalties. Guaranteeing promotion by smashing Lincoln at Wembley 4-1.

On a fine sunny afternoon at Wembley, Woking's Mark Ricketts was at the centre of attention as he led The Cardinals to promotion. Winger Chris Arthur gave Woking the lead with a well-timed close range finish in the 13th minute. When Gordon gave away a penalty. Rendell confidentially stepped up to score from the spot. Lewis scored with a tidy-finish from 13 metres in the 33rd minute to extend the lead further. Rendell added his 2nd goal of the game with a deftly executed finish on 43 minutes. Ball-winning midfielder Hamza Bencherif pulled one back for Lincoln after 67 minutes with a tap-in.

"I came to the Vanarama Conference and I did what I said what I was going to do. I was going to get Woking promoted and I done some more - I won the FA Trophy. Will I be continuing my dominance and conquering at Woking? Perhaps, but I feel I need to move on and find somewhere else, with a bit more challenge. There is no key player for these two months. The players were all phenomenal and I can't put them all in the key players section."

Darius Xavier has signed midfielder Aaron Mitchell. Aaron Mitchell best plays as a ball-winning midfielder. Aaron Mitchell started his footballing career at Queens Park Rangers however he was released on a free transfer due to personal disagreements with new manager Ian Holloway. Overall, Aaron's best attributes are passing, first touch, pace and his technique.

Darius Xavier has signed a versatile midfield player Lyle Della Verde. Lyle Della Verde can play as a midfielder, attacking midfielder and a right-attacking midfielder. He was also signed on a free transfer as he was released from Fulham. His best attributes are corner tacking, flair and free kick taking.

Darius Xavier has signed defensive midfielder James Horsfield. This was his final free transfer of the week, as James Horsfield was released from Manchester City. James Horsfield's best attributes are bravery, penalty taking, pace and teamwork.

Overall, Darius Xavier has signed 3 players so far and they are all aimed to help build depth and versatility in the midfield region. An area which wasn't a particular concern in the Vanarama Conference due to how well they actually played, however the lack of squad depth was a concern in the squad overall. Pundits are suggesting that Darius Xavier is trying to force his older players out of the club.

Kevin Murtagh has been released for falling out with Darius Xavier.

Giuseppe Sole has been released from the Woking football club.

Agustin Battipiedi has been released from the Woking football club for refusing to sign a new contract.

Reece Beckles has been sold to Hereford for a sum of £12,000 as he was surplus to requirements.

Warren McBean has been released from the Woking football club because he was only a temporary move to fill the depth of when Jack Marriott was here.

Woking has finalised a free transfer signing of young striker Eurico Sebastiao.

The former Nottingham Forest man has already expressed his determination to do well for the club and impress his new manager.

Sebastiao's arrival may have caused some surprise amongst fans, having only fairly recently joined his previous employers, but supporter spokesperson Jon Hodgson revealed that they were keen to see their new signing settle down and impress.

Alfreton's supporters spokesperson revealed that the fans felt disappointed with Sebastiao's departure, feeling that the player still had something to offer to the club.

We lost to Millwall, however it's more of a commercial match, to build there confidence and not much of ours, we lost 2-1. Gateshead was the other promotion team and we drew 0-0, this wasn't the first clash this season we've had against Gateshead. The fixture before Millwall, we faced Gateshead for the preliminary match in the Capital One, we lost 2-0 to Bolton in the Capital One. Plymouth was a creative 1-1 bout at Kingfield Stadium. A bore draw against Tranmere, as we left with another draw 0-0. In a classic match against Cambridge we defeated them 4-2 in a very entertaining match. Coventry was another interesting match when we drew 2-2 against them.

Cambridge United succumbed to a 4-2 loss in this afternoon's Sky Bet League 2 clash at Kingfield Stadium. Young winger Lyle Della Verde gave Woking the lead with a powerful long range strike in the 17th minute. Advanced playmaker Ben Gladwin then equalised for Cambridge in the 45th minute with a close range effort. Experienced winger Dean Morgan then put Woking back in front after 46 minutes with a nice effort from 11 metres. Cambridge's equaliser came through Charlie Wyke as he seized on Barry Quinn's mistake to score a well timed finish from close range. Target man then put Woking back in front after 86 minutes with a incisive finish from 15 metres. The Woking fans might have been forgiven for thinking that would have been that the scoring wasn't over. An error from Cambridge's James Hanson allowed Woking captain Mark Ricketts to score an effort which hit the inside of the post before crossing the line.

Lyle Della Verde was a new signing this summer and has proved to be a key member of the squad. Lyle Della Verde has appeared 3 times and found the back of the net twice. Lyle Della Verde has a very soild average rating of 7.73. Llye Della Verde has succeeded 69 passes and 6 of them were key passes. Average distance covered in 90 minutes is a large 12.9km.

"This to a normal manager in the Sky Bet League 1 would be a great start to the season. But to me, it's not been good enough. We should be winning games and taking the games by the scruff of the net. We have the confidence but we aren't clinical enough. We showed our brilliance against Cambridge and Coventry scoring 6 goals in 2 fixtures, but that's nowhere near good enough. I'm happy with the performances of my new signings but I feel my strikers could be doing better as they seem to have forgotten the offside rule."

We faced Coventry in a rematch from our last fixture and defeated them 3-2 in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. We also defeated Carlisle and drew 2-2 in a league match. Accrington was a very entertaining match to watch as the thrilling encounter ended 3-3. Defeated by Portsmouth 4-1. AFC Wimbledon was a good bout ending in a draw 1-1. Rochdale was a great win by us, when we defeated them 3-1 at Kingfield Stadium.

In an enthralling match which saw both sides throw caution to the wind, it was football which was ultimately the winner. As fans left The Crown Ground they will no doubt have agreed that neither team deserved to lose this game. Young midfielder Lyle Della Verde got Woking off to a flyer by scoring a placed shot in 6 minutes. Experienced striker Matt Tubbs then equalised for Accrington in the 50th minute. An error from Woking's Joe McNerney allowed winger Kal Naismith to score a well-timed close range finish. An error from Woking's Joey Jones allowed Naismith to score a long-range effort. Target man Scott Rendell pulled one back for Woking after 68 minutes with a close range effort. With Accrington already beginning to celebrate, experienced winger Dean Morgan then scored a well timed finish from close range in injury-time to snatch the equaliser for Woking. Better late than never for Woking and the fans were clearly delighted with Morgan's impact.

Rochdale, who curiously included an unusually high number of left-footed players in their team, fell to a defeat against Woking on a wet afternoon at Kingfield Stadium. Young striker Eurico Sebastiao got Woking off to a flyer by scoring a well-timed finish from close range on 4 minutes. Rendell was able to keep his composure to score from the spot after Dawson gave away a penalty. With Rochdale staring at defeat, there was controversy as right-back Joe Rafftery then had the penalty shout turned down. Rendell added his 2nd goal of the game with an effort from range on 45 minutes. Advanced playmaker Matthew Lund pulled one back for Rochdale after 55 minutes with a powerful effort.

Scott Rendell has appeared so far this season in 7 games and has found the back of the net 5 times. He has assisted once. He has one man-of-the-match to his name. He has an average rating of 7.20 which is decent for a striker. He has succeeded 213 passes and has 12 key passes. He has covered averagely in 90 minutes 11.6km of distance. He has also found the back of the net from the penalty spot in 1 occasion.

"We played well apart from the heart-breaking loss to Portsmouth in which we were dominated and humiliated in front of our home fans at Kingfield Stadium. We was able to pick up 7 points out of a potential 15, which is still not adequate for myself and my principles. We should always aim to be the best we could be and drawing against Carlisle was not our best, by far."
The 'Manager's Message' is my favourite part of your updates, they're hilarious and optimistic! :D
Wow, you draw a lot of games :o

Great stuff on promotion, good start to life in League Two.

A very successful October, probably the most successful month yet. We defeated Luton 2-1. We faced Oxford at Kingfield Stadium in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and lost 3-1. We gave Cheltenham a run for there money defeating them 2-0. Burton was the next to full victim to our great form of a 1-0 victory. Exeter was no exception and felt our wrath as we kicked them to the curb 2-0. Kingfield Stadium witnessed the destruction of Oxford as they lost 3-0. Halloween Night was a special occasion when we took on Southend and won 2-1.

Woking had their midfield to thank on a wet evening at Kingfield Stadium as they showed there strikers how to finish. Woking finally took the lead when ball winning midfielder Josh Payne scored a freak goal in the 44 minute. Young winger Lyle Della Verde doubled Woking's lead with a well-timed close range finish on 65 minutes. An error from Oxford's Jonathan Meades allowed Della Verde to score a placed shot.

New signing Eurico Sebastiao has played a total of 14 games and scored 8 times. Eurico Sebastiao had an average rating of 7.06. Eurico Sebastiao has an average distance covered in 90 minutes of 11.3km. He has succeeded 197 passes and 5 of them were considered key. He has 2 man-of-the-match to his name. He has 77% of pass success rate.

"This was a very successful month and what I'm expecting of this team. This was perfect results. I don't care about the Johnston Paint Trophy or that bullshit cup. I'm here make a mark on the football world and that's to get promoted in the most efficient way possible. We got redemption on Oxford City for defeating us in the cup game, humiliating them, conquering them."
Going strong, promotion looking more and more likely!

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