I know that I promised that I would dye my hair Orange if the Netherlands made it to the Finals and I don’t plan on disappointing anyone if that comes to pass, but I have some serious doubts about tomorrows game against Uruguay. While Holland have been convincing, there have been a scary number of own goals that have helped them through and Uruguay in many ways play a similar game to Brazil. That or I am just considering, re-considering the whole hair thing.

Diego Forlan is on a one man mission to win the Golden Boot and there are fewer and fewer contenders waiting in his path by the day. The Germans will not go quietly either and I’m picking them to dismantle Spains midfield with a series of counter attacks that will prove deadly. Iniesta hasn’t faced a holding midfielder the size of Boateng yet. Oh its on.

As for the golden boot. Diego Forlan is on 3 goals, Sniedjer is on 4 and David Villa on 5.

The Dutch denied the Brazilians a World Cup on every continent. That was enough for me to declare that they have done us proud. Though, I wonder how many train tracks are left on the journey of the little oranje engine that could.

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