Theo Delaney
Theo Delaney is a film director and writer. He makes TV commercials and many other kinds of films through his production company Hotspur & Argyle and has won a variety of awards doing so. His career started in journalism and his writing has appeared in a diverse range of places including The Guardian, FHM, Campaign and Sabotage Times. A lifelong fan of Tottenham Hotspur, he has had a season ticket at White Hart Lane for 25 years. He was the co writer/director of Tottenham’s official 125th anniversary films and he is a regular contributor to the popular 'Spurs Show' podcast.

Entries by Theo Delaney

Tottenham Must Play Harry Kane at Centre Forward

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (17:05)


Harry Kane does his best work for Spurs up front. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Harry Kane needs to play up front as Tottenham's lone striker. Wednesday night's game against Sheffield United confirmed what Saturday's against Sunderland had strongly suggested,...

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Adebayor Can Still Be a Big Player for Tottenham Despite The Fans' Boos

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2015 | (00:00)


If Adebayor really does play for contracts, Spurs may see the best of him in the remainder of the season. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

What is it about Emmanuel Adebayor? He came on after an hour of Saturday's game...

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Defoe Lurks After Spurs Roar Back Despite Defensive Discord

(2) Comments | Posted 16 January 2015 | (00:00)


Nacir Chadli's goal in October's 2-2 draw with Sunderland, Tottenham's opponents this Saturday. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

Plenty to enthuse about for Spurs fans in Wednesdays 4-2 third round FA Cup replay victory against Burnley at White Hart Lane....

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Time for Spurs to Cash in on Townsend

(16) Comments | Posted 13 January 2015 | (00:00)


Will the departure of Andros Townsend play a part in Tottenham's January transfer market trading?

It's remarkable how a story like a former player returning to rescue a relegation threatened team as manager can whip up a fervour in football. Outside of...

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Spurs Must Replace or Reintegrate The Kaboul Cabal for Continued Success

(6) Comments | Posted 8 January 2015 | (00:00)


Emmanuel Adebayor, said to be among the bad apples at White Hart Lane. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Where did it all go right? That is the unlikely question Spurs fans are asking themselves after a seven game unbeaten run...

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Can Spurs Emulate Harry Kane's Transformation From Likeable Trier to Deadly Operator?

(3) Comments | Posted 3 January 2015 | (00:00)


Harry Kane's goal against AEL Limassol, one of fifteen he has scored so far this season. Illustration Richard Swarbrick

On the first day of 2014 Harry Kane came on as a late substitute for Tottenham at Old Trafford and,...

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Tottenham Improve While Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United Stutter

(0) Comments | Posted 24 December 2014 | (00:00)


Erik Lamela scored the kind of goal against Burnley he's previously saved for internationals and cup games like this wonder strike for Argentina against Germany. Illustration Richard Swarbrick.

An away win at high flying Swansea, an emphatic cup quarter final victory...

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Spurs Torch Toon Hopes Amid Qatari Takeover Talk

(7) Comments | Posted 18 December 2014 | (16:54)


Harry Kane scored and was once again Tottenham's stand out performer in the 4-0 victory over Newcastle. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

"You Burnt your own town, you burnt your own town, you stupid bastards, you burnt your own town" - so...

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Eriksen the Key as Tottenham Continue Unlikely Progress

(2) Comments | Posted 15 December 2014 | (16:59)


Somehow, despite everything, Spurs are quite handily placed in league and cups. Illustrating Richard Swarbrick

Last January Spurs visited Swansea and played an in form Emmanuel Adebayor up front with Christian Eriksen just behind him in the number ten role. The...

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Spurs Players Need To Shake Off The Cotton Wool and Start Enjoying Themselves

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2014 | (09:17)


Jimmy Greaves at Monday night's Spurs Show Live in Covent Garden

The great Jimmy Greaves was the star guest at this week's Spurs Show Live in Covent Garden and he went down a storm. Erudite, witty and insightful, he...

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Deeply Ordinary Spurs Are Sapping the Fans of Hope

(4) Comments | Posted 10 December 2014 | (00:00)


Storm clouds are gathering at White Hart Lane

Two or three times this season, Tottenham fans have kidded themselves that their team is better than ordinary. The most recent occasion was following the exuberant victory over Everton just six days before...

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Tottenham's Defeat Inevitable As Only Harry Kane Offers Real Conviction

(0) Comments | Posted 4 December 2014 | (08:00)


Pochettino yet to define a first eleven from Tottenham's big and ordinary squad. Illustration Richard Swarbrick.

Tottenham lost three nil at Chelsea but was it really that bad? They had 61 per cent of the possession and almost as many shots...

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Spurs Suddenly Spring to Life Thanks to Homegrown Heartbeat

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2014 | (17:31)


Nabil Bentelab formed the heartbeat of the team alongside Kane and Mason. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Imagine a self-proclaimed soothsayer had gone up to a Tottenham fan outside White Hart Lane on Sunday before kick off and predicted the following:...

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Plot Twists in the Tottenham Hotspur Soap Opera Now Stretching Credulity

(7) Comments | Posted 29 November 2014 | (00:00)


Tottenham Hotspur - surreal. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

The plot of the surreal soap opera 'Tottenham Hotspur' has taken twists in the last few days that would stretch the credulity of even the most devoted of daytime TV viewers. First...

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Tottenham Fans Rejoice in Victory and the Agony of the Goons

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (00:00)


Harry Kane celebrates Tottenham's first goal in the 2-1 win at Hull City. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

The miasma emanating from the festering petri dish that the Spurs community becomes during an international break was threatening to knock us...

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What Now For a Spurs Side That Just Gets Worse and Worse?

(4) Comments | Posted 10 November 2014 | (16:25)


Jurgen Klinsmann - just one of the 90s stars who were far superior to any of the current Tottenham squad. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Knotted brows and shaking heads emerged from White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon;...

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Tottenham's Labours in Greece Mask Pochettino's Quietly Creditable Record

(3) Comments | Posted 8 November 2014 | (00:00)


Harry Kane scored yet again for Spurs in the Europa League but will he start against Stoke City on Sunday? Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

Such is Spurs fans' nervy state of mind that before Andros Townsend smashed home...

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Mason and Kane Put Tottenham's Highly Paid Superstars To Shame

(4) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (00:00)


Ryan Mason was the game's most influential player in Tottenham's 2-1 victory at Aston Villa. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

By the time the Sunday's game at Villa Park had entered its 85th minute a consensus had formed among...

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Pochettino Struggling to Get His Tottenham Players Out of the Toilet

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2014 | (00:00)


Like Andre Villas Boas (above) and other predecessors, Mauricio Pochettino is finding the mentality at Tottenham hard to turnaround. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

With his honeymoon period already a distant memory, Mauricio Pochettino is becoming familiar with...

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Mentally Weak and Lacking in Quality, Apart From That Spurs Look... OK

(1) Comments | Posted 28 October 2014 | (00:00)


Do Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela (above) really have the potential to be as good as Modric and Bale? Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

If you're a football fan predisposed towards optimism, you spend a fair bit of time constructing...

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