Morrison is a Ravel-ation


November 7, 2012 by Made In Brum

Its no coincidence that Blues’ attacking play has improved since Ravel Morrison has been bought into the side. Lacking from Blues’ play previously was a calmness and assurance on the ball, but most of all, the ability to make a defence splitting pass. Morrison has given Blues a un-predictable edge.

Other than the Ipswich game, the overall football played by the boys has been a lot better. Leicester was scrappy, but needed to be, Millwall, bar twenty minutes was excellent, Leeds was the most complete and professional performance of the season and Bristol City, although the opposition were poor, Blues bossed throughout. Current form reads one defeat in five, yet the scaremongers have you believing that its a crisis. A slow start to the season, it has been, yes. Its also been terrible at times, but Lee Clark has stuck at it and his players will carry on improving.

Morrison, who has had a troubled personal life, maybe self inflicted, but when it comes to footballing ability, he’s a massive asset for the club. Its a shame he’s only on loan.

Obviously, the decent performances haven’t been from him alone, but he certainly has this nack of inspiring others. Whoever plays alongside him knows that all they have to do is win the ball, give it to Ravel and let him do the business.

If players such as Nathan Redmond, Chris Burke and Marlon King can find some consistency to match that of Morrison’s (King to be fair has been almost faultless recently) then this slow season can turn into a successful one. There’s a long way to go.

Rob Wildey


5 thoughts on “Morrison is a Ravel-ation

  1. JohnR200 says:

    Thank goodness for a fine and sensible blog amongst all the moaning and whining I keep reading.
    It’s true we’ve been very poor in some games but you are spot on about Morrison. His improvement is down to Clark sorting the lads head out – a big plus for Clark there I think.
    Clark at last seems to be getting towards a settled side, I think he needs to keep the same side that started against Bristol and persevere with the 4-4-2 which i think suits us best.
    Playing Zigic gives King more space and allows him to prosper from Zigic holding the ball up or flicking it on.
    I just hope we don’t revert to the way we played against Barnsley or ipswich.

  2. lukekiely says:

    Don’t know if this is just me, but I think since Morrison has been in the side, Mullins has become increasingly better too, tht’s another good thing about him.

    • Made In Brum says:

      Indeed he has. I’ve said it time and time again, although his performances haven’t been the best, Mullins is a decent player.

      • lukekiely says:

        Absolutely, he’s becoming a rock in midfield for us. Long may it continue. Would love to see a bit of Ambrose in the near future though.

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