Highs, Lows & Di Canios
HIGHS, LOWS & DI CANIOS
The Fans’ Guide to West Ham United in the ‘90s
By Sid Lambert, Dave Walker & ExWHUEmployee
Paperback: 208 pages Publication date: 19 October 2022
ISBN-13: 978-1739770532 Size: 148 x 210mm RRP: £16
It’s the West Ham Book of the Decade! A rollercoaster ride through one of the most turbulent decades in Claret & Blue history: the 1990s. Be the first kid in your street to own HIGHS, LOWS & DI CANIOS, and – only when you buy from Conker – your order will include a free limited-edition player caricature print!
A rollercoaster ride through one of the most turbulent decades in Claret & Blue history: the 1990s. A decade which included one relegation, two promotions, three managers, an FA Cup semi-final and, ultimately, a European adventure. The creation of the Premier League changed everything, with the arrival of continental superstars and an explosion in wages and transfer fees. What didn’t change was the agony and ecstasy of being a West Ham fan. Knowing deep in your heart that another disaster was always around the corner: Iain Dowie’s own goal at Stockport, being knocked out of the FA Cup by Torquay, or Marco Boogers going to live in a caravan (allegedly). And yet in the darkest hour, new heroes would emerge. A young Stuart Slater lifted the gloom, Julian Dicks became an Upton Park legend, and Paolo Di Canio’s genius had the Chicken Run singing opera long into the East End night. Highs, Lows & Di Canios recreates the raw emotion of life at the Boleyn during the ‘90s. A time that was unpredictable, unprecedented and when you could guarantee only one thing: fortune was always hiding. Foreword by West Ham legend Julian Dicks, and Introduction by Hammers hero Tony Cottee.
Sid Lambert is a viral sensation, running his nostalgic football Twitter account It’s A Funny Old Game. His work has featured in Planet Football, Mundial, and the West Ham United matchday programmes. He also authored Can We Not Knock It? A Celebration of 90s Football in 2021.
Dave Walker and ExWHUEmployee are the well-known voices behind the highly-popular The West Ham Way which features Claret and Blue content across all channels.