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Player profile and performance records.

Ravel Morrison (Midfielder)

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Ravel Morrison

Manchester, England
Squad Number: 14
Position: Midfielder
Born: 2nd Feb 1993 (Manchester, England)
Signed: 31st Jan 2012 (£650,000)
Contract: 3Ĺ years
Previous Club: None

KUMB Awards: Goal of the Season 2013/14; Young Player of the Year (runner-up) 2013/14; Most Improved Player (third place) 2013/14; Most Missed (runner-up) 2013/14, 2014/15; Worst Player (runner-up) 2014/15.

Rated by none other than Sir Trevor Brooking as being as gifted as a teenage Paul Gascoigne, Ravel Morrison joined West Ham in January 2012 hours before the end of the winter transfer window.

A player steeped in controversy due to several brushes with the law, the Mancunian wild-child represented a relatively low-risk signing for Sam Allardyce given that he cost United just £650,000.

Prior to joining West Ham, the attacking midfielder had been the subject of bids from Newcastle United (rejected) and Bolton Wanderers (accepted but failed to agree personal terms).


SILKY: The goal against Tottenham that earned Morrison a place in West Ham folklore


Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson had previously claimed that the youngster's wage demands had priced the player out of a new contract at Old Trafford, although Morrison (replying via his Twitter account) denied that he had turned a contract offer down.

With his contract at Old Trafford due to expire in the summer of 2012, West Ham moved to snap up the prodigious young talent - who has represented England at all levels from under-16 to under-19 - for the knock-down fee with less than 12 hours of the transfer window remaining.


SILKY: Morrison leaves four defenders in his wake during an England Under 21 international

 

Ravel Morrison is yet play any matches this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

(Replaced Zarate) Couldn't lift an under-par side.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

(Replaced Zarate) Played far too deep to affect matters.

Sheffield United

1-1: Tuesday, 26th August

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Did not play.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Did not play.

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

Did not play.

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

Pace and dribbling always a problem for defences.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

The player Tottenham feared - and they were right to do so. A major hand in the winning goal.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

Didn't know what to do with the ball when he had it.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

Similar to Diame there were good runs but there were times when a short lay off might have been preferable.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

Our best player but got involved in niggles at the end of the game. Disappointing.

Crystal Palace

0-1: Tuesday, 3rd December

A couple of good bursts and some sublime passing but nowhere near as effective as last Saturday when featuring as an impact sub.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

Some bright runs but they were few and far between.

Chelsea

0-3: Saturday, 23rd November

Picks a great pass Ė our best player currently but needs to pull the trigger more.

Norwich City

1-3: Saturday, 9th November

A bright start but faded away as the game wore on. A clever run earned him another goal to add to the list.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

One of those wonderful players to watch where the ball always seems to stick their feet, like di Canio and Brady before him. But this time lacking an incisive final pass or shot. Too many balls were getting knocked sideways relieving pressure on the opposition, where an occasional piece of assertiveness, or even selfishness might have potentially unlocked something special. Lovely bit of defending first half though.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

Got the sponsors' MOTM award which was a reflection more of who they wanted to have their photos taken with. Whether by accident or under instruction he seemed to be playing a bit deep which seemed to nullify his effectivenes.

Aston Villa

0-0: Saturday, 2nd November

Not his best game despite a goal-saving challenge.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 27th October

Had one effort cleared off the line, but not his best game.

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 19th October

Some fine touches and he will hopefuly have learned a lot from this one.

Tottenham Hotspur

3-0: Sunday, 6th October

Outstanding game - sublime goal.

Hull City

0-1: Saturday, 28th September

Getting better ever game.

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

Our best attacking threat.

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

The youngster's beginning to thrive on the responsibility occasioned by his selection. When Cole is fit again there'll be a nice decision to make.

Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 14th September

A fine first Premier League start.

Stoke City

0-1: Saturday, 31st August

Showed some welcome class when he came on but this was at the expense of having defensive cover on the right.

Cheltenham Town

2-1: Tuesday, 27th August

His first start and he took the opportunity to impress, particularly in the second half when he dropped a bit deeper. Booked for diving, the consensus in the press room after the game was that it didnít look like a dive. However, he didnít seem too put out by the caution. If it was a dive itís not the sort of thing I want to see Ė weíre not a two bob club like Liverpool. MOTM though.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 24th August

A fairly unremarkable Premier League debut until his last minute shot found its way into the net via the (offside) Modibo Maiga.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

Did not play.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 17th August

Did not play.

Pacos de Ferreira

2-1: Saturday, 10th August

Comments to follow...

Eintracht Braunschweig

3-0: Saturday, 27th July

Comments to follow.

Colchester United

2-1: Tuesday, 16th July

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Boreham Wood

3-0: Wednesday, 10th July

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Cork City

6-2: Sunday, 7th July

Comments to follow.

Austria Wien

1-3: Saturday, 7th July

Match notes to follow.

Leeds United

1-1: Saturday, 17th March

(Replaced Collison, 81)
Hardly touched the ball but was good to see the highly rated youngster been given a chance by Allardyce.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Did not play.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Did not play.
Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.

Ravel Morrison did not play for West Ham during this season.