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Irons rule out return of the prodigal!

ravel_2996341bRavel Morrison fans suggesting the club would do well to bring back the wayward midfielder in January are set to be disappointed.

Morrison’s possible return is regularly mentioned on Twitter and Dimi Payet’s injury has only hastened the urgency of some of them.

Among the recent tweets are:

O Here’s to you Ravel Morrison, West Ham loves you more than you will know!

O Imagine having , and behind Sakho. Would be unreal.

O Would take Ravel Morrison back at West Ham any day, especially now as Payet is injured. If anyone can sort him out its Bilic !

O Breaking: Ex West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been linked with a move back to the club! Do you want him back?g

Twitter is of course a hotbed of chatter, often ill informed speculation and downright nonsense interspersed with some gold nuggets.

However, the Morrison stuff really does appear to fit into one of the first three categories with a club source telling us this morning: “That period is behind us – we are moving on.

“Everybody knows everything there is to know about the Ravel Morrison position and it’s not one that we have an intention of revisiting.”



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One comment on “Irons rule out return of the prodigal!

  1. While still only 22, Rav Morrison, has already established a very interesting history, both on the field and off.

    Considerable praise has come from some very experienced managers, including Sir Alex Ferguson as well as our former manager, Sam Allardyce.

    Unfortunately, his impulsive and alleged violent behavior towards others, suggest that Ravel has not fully reached full maturity, in his personalty development. he has been given plenty of chances to redeem himself, yet often showed little remorse or contrition for some of the unacceptable behavioral deeds committed during his period of personal growth and development .

    In relation to his attitude to training, it is of interest to remember the problems encountered during his loan to Birmingham City during the 2012-13 season, which n led manager, Lee Clark, to terminating his contract, apparently related to attitude difficulties encountered with training sessions.

    while all of us associated with WHU, would want the best for the future of players past & present, there is further evidence suggesting, that even if a mooted return to our club were suggested for young Rav, this is not the right time for him or the club. Just consider the debacle which occurred when the fiery Morgan Amilfitano, decided to show ‘attitude’ towards Slaven Bilic in a team group setting. We know the fate for this potentially useful midfielder- in no way could Slav allow such a rebellious individual to continue on in such a disruptive manner, threatening to splt the team’s loyalties and sense of camaraderie that Slav had been working so hard to develop.
    I could not envisage how Slav, a very strong but kind character, could stand for any impulsive chutzpah from Ravel.
    Perhaps in 3-4 years time, these potential nonsensical transfer rumors can be examined again, but only on the assumption that Rav has displayed a reasonable period of personal stability and maturity in his life. Meanwhile our duty should concentrate in looking after the welfare of some of our younger players who have already shown maturity well beyond their years. Need I say anything more, than to mention the special attributes of Reece Oxford & Reece Burke, to name just a few!

    Time to focus our attention on matters of greater relevance to the present situation that Slav & the squad face- the vital game against Spurs next week!

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