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Ravel return surely won’t happen

Ravel-Morrison-2Given the level of injuries being suffered at the club right now, ClaretandHugh’s wasn’t the only forum to see the name Ravel Morrison mentioned over the weekend.

There was a very good article on another site describing why this was a rather bizarre idea but several CandH followers were moved to suggest that the player could fit well into the team’s new system.
Nobody could possibly disagree with that but we all know this is not about his talent but his inability to settle down under three of the most experienced managers in the country – Sir Alex Ferguson, Sam Allardyce or Harry Redknapp, who love him or hate him, has a fantastic track record with “difficult” players’
To be fair to Sam, it was under his management that Ravel began to show his very best form  and made it into the England under-21 team as a result.
However, loan spells in the Championship show where the player is now and given that the manager made it clear when he left for Cardiff.
 Allardyce said ““He can go and play some football and see if he can get regular first team football and we can keep him an eye on him.
“And then in and around Christmas time we have to make a decision regarding Rav because he’s coming into the last year of his contract now.
“It’s not that he has to impress me as a footballer, we know about his talent. It’s about playing the talent and himself to a disciplined life in general. If that happens we’d want him here.”   .
Currently Morrison isn’t in the Cardiff first team and thus the idea of a move straight back to the Hammers starting X1- injury worries or not – is a non starter.
For the record I want to say that I find the situation among the saddest I can recall in my time in the game.
Ravel at his best can grace any team in the land and I hope he soon realises his enormous talent – sadly I don’t believe it will be at West Ham.



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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Ravel return surely won’t happen

  1. Ravel is the most frustrating person I have ever seen at West Ham. He is a genius blessed with wonderful talent. Cardiff will ship him out that’s for sure, the question is what will West Ham do with him when he arrives on their doorstep. Some would say they might as well pay off his contract now and let him go now.

    I would be inclined to give him the reminder of the season to prove himself as I’m certain he could play the Downing role but let’s be honest who expects him to stay out of trouble let alone stay fit? Such a shame and I really do think West Ham was his great chance in life and I do think he has had lots of support from the board down.

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