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.