From the publisher:
1992 to 2022 was a period like no other for West Ham United. Taking in the rise of the Premier League, promotion, relegation, European nights and so much more, Daniel Hurley looks at key moments in West Ham's recent history from a fan's perspective, remembering joy and despair in equal measure along his journey as a football supporter from child to adult. The Games That Made Us is the story of an unforgettable period in West Ham's history told through the club's 50 most important matches over the past 30 years, with each game put into context and the consequences examined.
From Dicks to Di Canio, Harewood to Antonio, Redknapp to Allardyce, The Games That Made Us tells tales of last-minute winners and last-second heartbreak, of trips to Cardiff, 5-4 victories and 4-2 defeats, plus more matches against Wimbledon than you would expect. Find out how a former manager once gave Daniel a transfer exclusive, why his son's first game was possibly the worst debut in history and why John Hartson ruined his 14th birthday.
Daniel Hurley is a lifelong West Ham fan and season-ticket holder, and has been a regular at Upton Park and the London Stadium since 1992. The Games That Made Us is his second book, following The Greatest Escape, which was released in 2021. Born and raised in east London, Daniel now lives in Portsmouth, where he flies the Hammers flag proudly along with his wife Kathryn and two children, Jack and Adam.