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Ravel Morrison

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: None.

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

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

1-3 v Norwich City (a) 9th November 2013
by Staff Writer

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

3-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 6th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Outstanding game - sublime goal.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Staff Writer

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

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

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

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 31st August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Not his best game despite a goal-saving challenge.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Rob Chapman

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.

0-1 v Hull City (a) 28th September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Getting better ever game.

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 27th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

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

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 24th August 2013
by Trevor Twohig

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

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

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

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Some bright runs but they were few and far between.

2-3 v Everton (h) 21st September 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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.

2-3 v Everton (h) 21st September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Our best attacking threat.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 19th October 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Staff Writer

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

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Pace and dribbling always a problem for defences.

0-0 v Southampton (h) 14th September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

A fine first Premier League start.

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

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

0-0 v Sunderland (h) 14th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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

2-1 v Pacos de Ferreira (h) 10th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

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2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Ravel Morrison is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

1-1 v Leeds United (a) 17th March 2012
by James May

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

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Ravel Morrison is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Ravel Morrison is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Ravel Morrison has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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