New signings, goals, impressive performances, Twitter fall-outs… but here’s five things you might have missed last month.

1. Davies has got Forest singing from the same hymn sheet… — Daily Mail
“The most striking thing about Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 win over Blackburn on Saturday was not the verve and swagger with which Billy Davies’ side played – that has come to be expected in recent weeks – but it was the electric atmosphere within the City Ground. It has been nearly three years since there was such an air of optimism around the club. Even then, during Davies’ first spell in charge when he guided the club to two top-six finishes in 2010 and 2011, the decibel level would have struggled to reach the levels it is at now.”

2. Stat attack: The players – Forest Boffin
“Andy Reid and Henri Lansbury have been the two bastions of Forest’s midfield, and you can see why by studying their statistics; not only are they heavily involved in the goals scored, but the team generally gets better results with them in the side. Reid in particular has been causing our opponents a lot of damage, personally involved in 19 goals so far, which is an impressive 61% of the goals scored when he’s been on the pitch. It’s fantastic that the Irishman has been so creative, but it does highlight how reliant Forest are on their best player.”

3. The Battle of the Centre Backs – View From The Main Stand
“An infographic containing the statistical data from the five players who have played in central defence this season; Danny Collins, Jamaal Lascelles, Kelvin Wilson, Jack Hobbs and Greg Halford.”

4. Breakthrough particle, the ‘Hobbs-Boson’, discovered – LTLF
Esteemed physicist Prof. Howard Ino told us: “We were starting to doubt the existence of the Hobbs-Boson, but finally our research paid off last week when we noticed that the defender Jack Hobbs was occupying several points in space and time at once. He was seemingly both a Nottingham Forest player and a Hull City asset, having been announced by Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi as a done deal, whilst concurrently being touted out by Hull to other clubs. This was clearly not possible unless we could explain it using quantum mechanics.”

5. 2013 in numbers – The Football League
“We’ve crunched the numbers to come up with an overall Football League table for the 2013 calendar year. The table, ranked by average points per game, features the 67 clubs that spent all of 2013 as a Football League club and is for regular league matches only.”

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