DG hoists a Ravel olive branch


ravel_2996341bDavid Gold has told Ravel Morrison he could have a West Ham future but it’s entirely in his own hands.

The co chairman refuses to accept  the midfielder’s Irons career is definitely over and in an exclusive interview with ClaretandHugh has given his reasons why.

He said: Things are the same as they always have been and what people need to know is that Ravel is a hugely talented footballer who at his best can be a great player at any club. We’d love that to be West Ham.

“Everybody wants the boy to be a success. He has his history of course but it’s not too late. He has the rest of the season to show that he can  settle down and is ready to kick on with us.

“He really is a very nice kid. People have the idea that he has problems but he isn’t a drinker or a guy who goes to night clubs. At heart he’s a really really nice person and I want to see him settle down and fulfill his amazing potential.

“It was only a year ago we were talking about him as a World Cup possible. He’s 21 and thinks he will never be 35 but it happens so quickly and I’d hate him to look back on what might have been.

“However, it’s entirely down to him. Everything is in his hands. He needs determination, courage and focus. It’s still all out there for him.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • madham says:

    Yeah its up to him but with such a poor performance from Nolan on Saturday he could quite easily slot straight back in!

  • WhuG says:

    Nolan is not playing in Rav’s position and hasn’t all season. Downing is.

  • bubs says:

    Nolans not playing in any position at the moment that’s the problem WhuG there’s no smoke without fire are you the only one who thinks Nolans doing a good job? We can afford to play any of the youngsters in there to gain experience Poyet or Rav or put Tomkins back in there and let Collins start he has deserved it .

  • Roman says:

    The co chairman is willing to give Morrison another chance so why can’t Allardyce?Bubs is right.Where are the younger players?

  • aussihammer says:

    Well tomkins got the same rating as nolan for the game.

  • aussihammer says:

    And kouyate

  • bubs says:

    The week before Tomkins was man of the match and most of the season Kouyte has been our most constant performer and you want to compare our captain with those 2 ? There must be some strong Xmas drink flowing out there.

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