What a signing that is. Sonny Blu Lo-Everton is so talented and creative. Even if he doesn’t start every game this season, when he does play he will rip this league apart. I imagine that is Scott Pollock off then, to be honest. But what a replacement!
Being 20, he still has five or six more years of growing into his full potential, as I have said before, he is destined for the #EFL. Fingers crossed that’s with us, but if we get some money for him that would be appreciated as well. We’ve got some of the best creative talent in the league.


For me, it’s one of two positions, but I think his main position will be as a deep lying playmaker. I think we’ll see him picking up the ball from deep and spreading the play wide and linking up with the strikers and attacking midfielders like he did in the 5-0 win against Dorchester.
However, when we play with four at the back, players like Jordan Stevens will be on the wing which may leave a chance for Sonny to play further forward if Jordan Maguire-Drew gets injured, needs resting or gets subbed. He’s a similar player to JMD in terms of his creativity and vision of his teammates.
Most Yeovil fans will know what type of player Sonny is, but if you have forgotten here are some clips of him playing in the last couple seasons!

As we can see from this clip, he comes deep to get the ball at the bottom of the screen, has the awareness to look around before receiving the ball to know where the defender is. He has the ability to turn his man and run into space, and then to find a quality pass.
In the second we can see he is always aware of his surrounding with quick looks over his shoulder before receiving the ball and knowing where the defender is, the bit of quality to put it through the defenders legs and to run into space and find the pass. A shame Jordan Barnett was on the end of it!
I think this will be the position that Sonny is mostly going to be looking to pick up for us.  Receiving the ball off of the defence on the half turn looking to bring the ball forward with his ability on the ball when passing or dribbling.
His ability to pick out a long pass either from a dead ball situation or from open play could be really helpful when we’ve got the height of Frank Nouble and Jake Hyde and the running ability of Rhys Murphy, Olly Thomas and Jordan Stevens!
Overall I think this a brilliant signing for us. His work rate is second-to-none, matched with his ability to create a chance or create a bit of space out of nothing!

What are your thoughts on the signing? Let us know in the comments….

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Mick W
1 year ago

Good analysis and yes a very good signing