A very big "merci" to Alan Jones of Runcorn, Cheshire in the north west of England, for the following observation; a victory for Holland against Uruguay would see two men who play their club football for rival teams in the city of Liverpool on the same side in the World Cup Final.
They would be Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool FC, John Heitinga of Everton FC.
The only other time this happened was in 1966; Ray Wilson of Everton, and Roger Hunt of Liverpool.
In 1966, the Merseyside contingent lifted the trophy for England. Could this be an omen for a Dutch victory in 2010?