How the East Midlands was won: Leicester City 1 Nottingham Forest 0

Blue. Red. And a dash of white, which had little impact on proceedings. No, not El Clasico. An East Midlands derby at the Walkers Stadium with the blue of Leicester City taking on the red of Nottingham Forest, with added snow. Barcelona versus Real Madrid, it was not. But there were, nevertheless, areas of interest.

Goalscoring midfielders

On a slightly lesser scale to the hype afforded to the meeting of …

McGugan takes centre stage with Forest on fire

Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis McGugan has scored nine goals this season, including many worthy of winning Goal of the Season award at his club. So where has this rich vein of form come from? Richard Keane suggests it was by no means an overnight transformation and that this promising player is capable of even more.

Back in March 2009, Forest suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat at Burnley. McGugan was on …

The return of Football League fan power?

There have been many high-profile additions to the second tier this summer. But while David James and Edgar Davids are seemingly winding down their careers outside of the top flight, Craig Bellamy is arguably still at his peak. Japanese international midfielder Yuki Abe, now of Leicester City, is 28 and enjoyed a decent tournament in South Africa.

Record Scottish Premier League goalscorer Kris Boyd should be in the prime of …

Future England stars of the Football League

During England’s European Championship qualifier with Switzerland last week, The Seventy Two asked Football League fans whether there were any players currently at their club who may play for England one day.

It is rarely that simple, of course. And it was a slightly hypocritical question given the opinion piece published on this very site on the subject of Connor Wickham a couple of months ago.

Nevertheless, here are the …

Early doors #1: Nottingham Forest

Prior to the first game, The Seventy Two predicted that Nottingham Forest would finish third in the Championship this season. So what did Forest fans think about their chances and how have those opinions changed with three games gone?

We asked four Reds supporters for their thoughts so far. Many thanks to Richard Keane, Johnathan Sia, Matt Turland and Mike Gibbs for their contributions.

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