Is this the start or the end of Ravel Morrison’s Career?

12 Jan

Most people will know that I rate Ravel as the best youth player I’ve ever seen. And unlike many people I have a great deal of empathy for the lad.

I believe I read it in Robbie Fowler’s autobiography – the Liverpool then manager Roy Evans saying he didn’t think Stan Collymore under achieved as a player but over achieved. He went on to explain that usually players of his mentality and temperament never made it as professionals at least in the top divisions they were weeded out at youth level.

I fear for Ravel I really do, at the moment he thinks he has all the time in the world and knows he has the ability which means he can get away with things most of never can. However sooner rather than later it will hit him he no longer has the world at his feet and understand what he has blown.

I would not be surprised if in a few years Ravel Morrison is no longer a professional footballer. To move up the ladder no matter how much ability you have there is a point where ability has to be matched with dedication and effort and if it isn’t those with far less ability but the right attitude will storm past.

I have far more empathy than most for Ravel, we do not create our minds, he did not choose his DNA where he grew up, his parents. The vast majority of his life experiences which determined his thinking were before he understood anything about what was going on. Subsequently his opinions and thoughts are a function of what was created without him consciously making a decision. And therefore his thought processes and actions are based on those factors. While we take an external view of events and see what he may miss out on a great career with United. He makes his decisions what he feels internally.

Hopefully he will have a happy life but possibly having to deal with the fact he had so much talent and end up in a mundane job on an average wage being an average Joe for many must be hard to take.

Fergie has stated they have received an offer from Newcastle but turned it down he has claimed Ravel’s contract demands are over the top. However as far as I’m aware Ravel hasn’t been offered a new contract at least the first time we have heard the claim is in the last week and suddenly he is on the transfer list. We know for certain Pogba has been offered a contract and has turned it down and negotiations have been going on probably over 6 months. I would guess Fergie is using this as a means to keep the truth in-house. However while I’m unsure what the full truth is I was pleased to see Ravel come out and state categorically he had never taken Rio’s watch. And those that make these lies up should be dealt with.

My previous article on Ravel


5 Responses to “Is this the start or the end of Ravel Morrison’s Career?”

  1. Coggie99 January 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Ravel isn’t some lad walked the streets as a nipper getting in to constant trouble. His mother ( a single parent) worked hard to give him this chance. Taking hi to training, waiting around for him, stood watching in the rain and inclement weather…he had a role model in his mother….

  2. Glenn Power January 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    Good points. I have seen Ravel only on MUTV though and would love to see him in the flesh in a United shirt as a first team regular. Gary neville makes (in fact stresses) the point many times in “Red” his autobiography that he was never exceptionally talented but compensated for that with his work ethic and dedication. If only Ravel could show that he was committed and take the chance that would inevitably then come his way.

    • themancunianred January 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Good reply I agree I read Neville’s autobiography too saying that group of youngsters that succeeded would run through a brick wall. Best was the most naturally gifted player I’ve ever seen a genius but once he started missing training and drinking too much his career was only going one way and he never recovered. No matter how talented the individual that only makes the difference if you can match the other players by matching ever other players work ethic in training and on the field.

  3. Joe January 13, 2012 at 1:01 am #

    Liverpool supporter here so I’m not going to pretend I’m upset you aren’t going to benefit from Morrison’s talent but it’s still a shame.

    He’s at the right club, got all the ability in the world and there’s a gaping hole in your midfield crying out to be filled. The opportunity of a lifetime is right there in front of him.

    But he can’t be arsed to take it.

  4. vern231181 January 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Talent counts for nothing in football, if you don’t apply yourself well and have the right attitude, you won’t succeed! I’m personally fed up of hearing about Morrison and to be honest, if he was that good, Fergie would have played him in the first team more than he already has, I can only recall the Carling Cup game but I’ve probably missed a few.

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