Coventry are rolling, Josh Koroma is dribbling and Neil Warnock is fuming: The Second Tier Summary
It was another packed weekend of talking points.
Boro are leaking goals (more so than that portacabin Stoke housed them in), Michael Olise has fast become the best player under 20 in the division and Forest go another game without a goal.
Include the fact the top 8 is jam packed with sides, close together, you just cannot call the promotion race. With Derby winning as well, it makes the bottom of the table all the more intriguing.
Without dwelling much longer, he's the good and bad from this weekends action:
1) Derby County
Yep, Derby won. First time in 11, first clean sheet in 11. It was huge and credit to Wayne Rooney for turning things around. It's simple, but it's ticking along and a huge week against Brentford and Stoke are coming up.
However, that's not why they're here. It was a routine win, but nothing to shout about.
Booing from sections of Millwall supporters was a surprise. The first game back since March, you expect to be excited about watching your team play again. Not many more of us have that privilege and to abuse in such way was a shame. But the reaction from Derby has been superb.
A consistent message from club and players has been portrayed in response to the booing and it's that consistency that is needed. Not only that, they also released a very interesting piece about why the players take the knee.
It's an important read, and justifies why players kneel for a few seconds every game. It's not political, they're not 'marxists'. They want to campaign for equality. It's that simple.
2) Coventry City
We spoke about Coventry in some depth and the win against Rotherham was huge. 3-1, chances were put away and Tyler Walker is fast becoming a bargain talisman for the Sky Blues.
We pointed out that before the last international break, Coventry were so-so. Failing to see games out, manage games and have some control. But since league football came back, they've been beasts.
5 unbeaten since then, winning games against Cardiff and Rotherham, as well as drawing against Birmingham City, Derby and Norwich. It's this run of form that is convincing me that they will be okay this season, but time will tell.
3) Josh Koroma
Okay okay, players stood out this weekend. Michael Olise, Kieffer Moore, Mario Vrancic but I have to give this young chap a shout out.
A beautiful solo goal against QPR was so good to watch and the finish was fantastic. His dribbling ability has been showcased this season in spells. However, adding that end product to it shines the light on a fantastic asset for him and Huddersfield.
Let's also consider the fact that he was playing non-league football 2 seasons ago. He's just 22 and I expect him to flourish this season. I might argue he has a bit more about him than Kharlan Grant as well. If he matches his goal record, blimey, sorry Championship, good luck.
1) Neil Warnock
Alright Neil, you had a crappy changing room. So? Where's that siege mentality gone? We love you here at the Second Tier but you sounded very pampered, which is a term not associated with Colin very often.
Also worth pointing out that goals are leaking at an alarming rate (alarming for a team who conceded just 6 until Huddersfield away last week). This side has been transformed but expectations have been raised, much more is expected of Boro over the next few weeks and the chronic lack of converting chances is harming this team being further up the table.
That classic phrase of 'you couldn't buy a goal' is the thing that springs to mind and that is literally the case with Forest.
It's such a stark contrast to last season when Forest were so self assured. They've not been helped by poor recruitment. Losing Cash, Watson, Silva and Worrall being injured for a large portion of the season has proved disasterous for the Reds this season.
Where do they go from here? Genuinely not got a clue. Is it more players coming in? Maybe, but they have barely moved players on and that is something that is harming them in our opinion. Whatever the case, Hughton has his work cut out. Probably his toughest job to date.
We've spoken about the booing incident so nothing more needs to be said on that here. The playing side of things, they're a shadow of what they were last season under Rowett. There's a lack of form in players that have crept which means the Lions are now winless in 8.
Defensively, standards have dropped and attacking is even worse. Wallace has been at his usual talisman standard. Taking his creativity out of Millwall going forward is like a magician with one hand behind his back. Just can't their job.
This side is sinking and are at risk of becoming a midtable mainstay should form not improve.