It seems that all across Europe some kind of footballing bat-signal has been sent out the continents small fry, impelling them to submit to their fate no longer.
Gibraltar served notice that something was afoot when shipping just four times to World Cup winners Germany, who had been expected to plunder double figures.
However, it was the Faroe Islands 1-0 victory in Greece that heralded what may well become a full-scale uprising if Latvia can thwart the Netherlands on Sunday evening.
The Faroese landed monster 37/2 win odds in downing their hosts, a result followed a matter of hours later by San Marino avoiding defeat for the first time in 61 matches, drawing 0-0 with Estonia.
Hot on the heels of what would have been a 155/1 double for punter insane enough to back it with bwin, Latvia will go emboldened into the lair of the Oranje.
Guus Hiddink’s second tenure in charge of his national team has seen him try in vain to rouse a squad including manchester United pair Robin van Persie and Daley Blind from the inevitable hangover that had followed their unexpected ‘large one’ at the World Cup in Brazil.
Only Kazakhstan have offered them respite on a streak of four losses in the five games since they bested the hosts in the bronze-medal showdown yet they are a short as 7/50 for the spoils.
The underdogs – helmed by the fleet-footed former-Southampton striker Marian Parhars – are 16/1 outsiders for the win and as long as 13/2 for the draw.
However, a cheeky 9/2 punt on the boys from the Baltic keeping their end up in the minnows of Europe’s quest for revenge by avoiding defeat is a far from forlorn wager.
Latvia have lost just once in four games this season, while the Netherlands were held by their neighbours Estonia in World Cup qualifying last term.