Guess who…?

TV viewers in the Netherlands have voted murdered right-wing politician Pim Fortuyn the greatest Dutchman of all time. No prizes for guessing who came second

  • cg

    Weird choice but then again not mine.

  • Davros

    Agreed cg – it’s so obvious that Wm III was the greatest Dutchman of all time.

  • cg

    Indeed Davros, indeed

  • Davros

    I was going to ask you if you thought him a greater man than Oliver Cromwell, but thought I might be pushing my luck 😉

  • cg

    Davros you have definitly crossed the line, for which there is no return.
    So you will agree that Bobby Sands was the greatest Irish man then.

  • Davros

    I have a lot more respect for Bobby Sands than I have for most paramilitaries cg. Will that do ?

  • cg

    Good man Davros but you ment to say Revolutionaries

  • Davros

    Shhhhhh – you’ll lose SF $$$$$$$ – just looking at a bad picture of a Mural, Shiels Street Belfast 1998 – Che Guevara and Republican Prisoners reading one of his books.

  • Jonathan McCullough

    Davros,
    Surely you jest? Bobby Sands was a convicted terrorist who died through his own choice of suicide. He made that choice himself, unlike the innocents given no choice whom he murdered in cold blood!

  • Davros

    I don’t jest. For all his faults, which obviously are measured against my standards and others will disagree, Sands was head and shoulders above others such as Lenny Murphy. An intelligent young man, a tragedy that he is dead. He could have done so much more alive and although I disagreed with his politics and totally disagree with his actions that placed him in the Maze, he is deserving of respect.

  • Tom Griffin

    it’s so obvious that Wm III was the greatest Dutchman of all time.

    Actually it was William III’s Grandfather, William the Silent, who came second in the poll, ands who probably should have come first.

    After all, he led his country in a war of independence, kicked out an imperial monarchy and founded a republic.

  • Tom Griffin
  • davidbrew

    you’d have thought they could have found room for Dennis Bergkamp, the genius of Highbury in the top three as well

  • Davros

    Arsenal ? spits …..

  • PS

    Ruud Van Nistlerooy anybody?

    Bloody Andorrans have him injured i see.

  • smcgiff

    What have the Andorrans ever done for us? 🙂

  • Jeremy

    Wrong William of Orange guys as Tom Griffin points out it was the first one. Its a bit strange having him second greatest dutchman because as their national anthem in his honuour says ” I am of German blood”. They had Johan Cruijf as one of the guys nominated. It was a bit sad watching his supporter trying to explain why Cruijf was the greatest Dutchman ever. DIdnt quite match the other candidates

  • davidbrew

    congratulations to Andorra for having performed this great service to sport.

  • willowfield

    Sands is worthy of no respect. Someone who had so little respect for human life is not worthy of respect himself.