Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Ravel can be crucial to West Ham during the African Cup of Nations

Maybe there's still time for Ravel to shine?
Christmas and a Champions league spot.....simply gorgeous stuff! However, as the debate gathers as to whether West ham can maintain their challenge, the African cup of nations looms and with it the likely loss of three key players in Alex Song, Cheikidh Kouyate, and Diafra Sakho.

Running from mid January to mid February the bad news is that both Cameroon and Senegal are likely to reach the latter stages of the tournament. Either way, all three are unlikely to be available for Crunch Fixtures away to Liverpool and home to Man united - matches that if we maintain our current form a likely to be crucial to whether we can hold on to a European place.

West ham will be hoping that Enner Valencia hits top form to substitute for the scintillating Sakho, but in midfield it is hard to see how we can possibly hope to replace Song and Kouyate. If we are lucky with injuries then Noble, Amalfitano and Nolan provide a reasonable starting trio but beyond that there is little in reserve with Morrison out of favour and Poyet still essentially unblooded at this level. The transfer window may help but with the prope ct of having to compete with Song, Kouyate and Noble for a start g place it seems unlikely that top midfielders would want to come to West Ham.

So maybe, just maybe there is one more opportunity for Ravel Morrison to realise his potential at West Ham.  David Gold has made it clear in recent interviews that he is fond of the lad and still hopes he can have a future at West Ham. Moreover, Morrison's failed loan spell at Cardiff will dampen enthusiasm from many managers - and the more desperate clubs will surely fear his potentially destabilising influence (and the small matter of a pending court appearance). With a few months to run on his contract, for now at least Morrison and West ham may be stuck with each other.

It would make for some fairy tale if the lad could turn it around and play a part in keeping our European dreams alive!!! If there's one thing that this crazy season has taught us its that anything is possible!


  1. No chance. January and there will be some suckered desperate enough to give him a punt

  2. i would give him a rollign contract and give him one last chance. it'll make or break his west ham career. we all know he is a talent, but just needs to grow up. surely his spell at cardiff can make him think how lucky he is to be at the club.

  3. make that any club. Is he really that good? He is now struggling at Chumpionship level....Let Harry take him on a free.


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