What is the deal with Ravel Morrison?
A hell of a lot of speculation seems to follow this 'kid' around. The good old media loves to jump on a bust-up story involving the England Under-21 star. Most of the time they are most likely to be hugely exaggerated, and now you see a lot of the West Ham faithful hoping to see the back of Ravel Morrison.
April 24th, 2014
Me? I’d like to see him still sporting a claret and blue shirt when we move to the Olympic Stadium.
Fair enough, he might not exactly be a teacher’s pet, he might be hard to work with, but then so were the likes of Paolo Di Canio and Julian Dicks, who are still both called West Ham legends on a regular basis. It is only because football has now become so media-orientated that things like this are noticed more now, and usually gets blown out of proportion.
Am I defending the kid? Yes, I am. At the end of the day, football is all about getting results. Goals win football matches, and Ravel is more than capable of scoring his fair share. Since going on loan to QPR, he has picked up 6 goals and 2 assists. Not a bad tally for someone who has only featured in 14 games.
Also, we cannot forget about his contributions for West Ham this season so far as well. He is still our third highest goalscorer (5) in all competitions behind Kevin Nolan (7) and Carlton Cole (6) and also has a few assists as well. All of this, despite going on loan just over two months ago.
I heard a few people moaning about him going through a quiet spell and deserving to get dropped. A bit harsh I believe, considering the fact that quite a few of our key players have had these bad spells themselves. Nolan goes through these periods all the time; in fact, he is in the midst of one right now, having not contributed anything since scoring and getting an assist against Southampton, which was 9 matches ago.
Don’t get me wrong, Nolan is our top scorer, so he should be on the pitch, but I believe Morrison should also be alongside him. He also brings flair to the middle of the park, something we have been lacking as of late. Hope to see you back next season Rav.
Come on you Irons!