BBC Sport - Pierre van Hooijdonk: Nottingham Forest's striking striker
Van Hooijdonk - the striking striker
- From the section Football
Pierre van Hooijdonk's refusal to play for Nottingham Forest in the late 1990s "disgusted" his then manager Dave Bassett and caused quite a stir.
BBC Nottingham Sport pays Bassett a visit to remember the astonishing story of the striking striker from the Premiership season of 1998-99.
The Dutchman missed the first 11 games, claiming the club lacked ambition after winning promotion and, despite returning, he left Forest at the end of the season following their relegation.