Aside from the return of Jermaine Jenas and the odd wayward pass on the pitch, you might have missed a few things…

1. Shape Shifting: Forest’s new formation causes problems for Pep
Last season’s revelation hasn’t quite hit the form we hoped for since his move became permanent. Steve Wright looks at how the midfield diamond is affecting Adlene Guedioura.

2. Attacking and defensive effectiveness – an early view
More exceptional analysis from Experimental 361 examining the effectiveness of Football League clubs’ performances.

3. Unassuming Midfielder Is The Signing Of The Summer At Forest
Despite spending the odd million here or there, Simon Gillett, who arrived on a free transfer, is proving one of Sean O’Driscoll’s best acquisitions.

4. Whisper it quietly, but Forest could be on the road to success…
Recent performances haven’t quite hit the mark but the Daily Mail‘s Neil Moxley has been keeping an eye on the Reds.

5. Conversations on… how promoted Championship clubs can survive in the Premier League
An excellent discussion from the Two Unfortunates about the transition from the Championship to the Premier League.


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