Upton Park

Next Game

West Ham v Arsenal

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Big Sam offers hope to Ravel

Sam Allardyce may well have been persuaded to do a U-turn over his future plans for midfielder Ravel Morrison.

Last Updated: 30/07/14 at 12:34 Post Comment

Sam Allardyce: On tour with West Ham recently

Sam Allardyce: On tour with West Ham recently

The West Ham manager recently said that Morrison was likely to be a bit-part performer for the club this season only for co-chairman David Sullivan to publicly disagree with him a few days later.

Sullivan said last week: "Sam has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we – as a board – see him as part of our plans.

"He (Allardyce) said in a press conference, if I read it correctly, he's not part of his plans for this season but we (the board) don't agree with that.

“We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract. We do see him as part of the long-term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there's no point signing a player he's not going to play."

After a strong start to his Hammers career, Morrison’s form tailed off following a groin injury and he ended last season on loan at QPR.

But speaking on Wednesday, Allardyce explained that the former Manchester United player still has a future in east London, saying: "We thought we'd brought Ravel to the forefront of his abilities this time last season.

"He had a fantastic pre-season and started the season very well. That drifted away a bit and he ended up at QPR, helping them get promoted.

"If he gets back to knuckling down, and getting used to the discipline side of the game, then his talents are outstanding."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha

Arsene Wenger admits Olivier Giroud deserved his red card for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in Arsenal's 2-1 win over QPR.

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky give 10-man Arsenal 2-1 win over QPR

Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky gave Arsenal a 2-1 win over QPR despite Olivier Giroud's second-half sending off.

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property