Get your thinking caps on, another belter from The Swiss Ramble

The hunt for brilliant football content never stops – as you may of noticed, a significant portion of that comes from independent football bloggers. Which is why we love you. These aren’t all brand new today or hot off the press, but they deserve the air time.

First off for you, if you like top bant, is this piece/song/poem from The Run of Play blog (@runofplay on Twitter). It’s called Alex Ferguson Homesick Blues and it really is a joy to behold.

Our next piece, poetic in it’s own right, is yet another blinder from @swissramble. Detailing Roma’s campaign in general so far, including exceptional coverage of their financial system (a Swiss Ramble piece wouldn’t be the same without it), this really is one for owners of thinking caps – Hope Springs Eternal At Roma

Finally, an article from new kids on the blog, Outlining the rise (or fall) of the 2007 U-20 World Cup. Players including Giovani dos Santos, Sergio Agüero, Gerard Piqué and Bruno Gama all featured then, but did they make the step-up in the 2010 World Cup? Here’s the article: The Kids Are Alright: Stars of the 2007 U-20 World Cup three years on, and on Twitter you can find them @BornOffsideBlog

What else is making the news?

Here’s a brief roundup of what’s making the news today:

- Gary Neville announces his retirement, with immediate effect
- Alex Chamberlain has earned an England U21 call up
- Cesc Fabregas escapes FA action after reportedly badmouthing officials in the tunnel at half time
- Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski out for rest of season

That’ll do for now, in the meantime enjoy this remarkable video uncovered by @PickliveFootie. What more could you ask for, all the highlights of Castletown Donkey Derby 1994