Theo Delaney
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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.

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Eriksen the Key as Tottenham Continue Unlikely Progress

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Pochettino's Misery a Real Cause for Tottenham-Optimism

(2) Comments | Posted 24 October 2014 | (17:50)

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Erik Lamela's anatomy-defying strike will ensure that Thursday's game will never be forgotten. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

So much to enthuse over in Tottenham's 5-1 Europa League victory over Asteras Tripolis. Harry Kane's hat-trick, Lamela's show-stopping rabona goal, and,...

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Stick a Good Centre Forward Into This Spurs Team and Watch It Fly

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (01:00)

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Adebayor slept through the season before last and looks increasingly like he may do the same this term. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.


Every team loses at least a two or three games a season so whatever the Lillywhite doom mongers say,...

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Spurs Fans Have Top Four Optimism To Mitigate the Ennui of the International Break

(0) Comments | Posted 8 October 2014 | (11:05)

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Manchester United - good going forward, useless at the back. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.


For an explanation of the autumn spike in the suicide rate, look no further than the three bleak periods without any worthwhile football courtesy of...

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Chiriches's Coco the Clown Impression Must Be Put To One Side As Southampton Await Spurs In The Main Event

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2014 | (10:26)

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Nacer Chadli's goal in Tottenham's well merited draw in the North London Derby at Arsenal. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Vlad Chiriches has been looking like a disaster waiting to happen in the Spurs defence for some time and...

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Pugnacious Pochettino Shows Who Is Boss At Spurs

(2) Comments | Posted 29 September 2014 | (01:00)

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Ryan Mason's unexpected selection in the north London derby underlined Pochettino's determination to reassert his authority. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

This was Mauricio Pochettino coming out fighting after a nightmarish week that threatened to undermine his credibility as Tottenham boss....

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Expectation Management Is Fans' Best Policy as Arsenal v Tottenham Ordeal Looms

(0) Comments | Posted 27 September 2014 | (01:00)

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Danny Rose's spectacular debut goal v Arsenal in 2010. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

No football fan relishes the prospect of a derby game. It's a horrible, excruciating experience with the only chance of enjoyment coming when it's over and...

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Tottenham's Problem May Be the Ponderous Dembele

(3) Comments | Posted 23 September 2014 | (01:00)

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Tottenham's second consecutive home defeat raises questions about Moussa Dembele's midfield contribution. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Nobody at White Hart Lane saw this coming. A truly dismal display by Tottenham against a team that was billed as the worst...

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The Mystery of Paulinho Endures as Spurs Take Solid Point in Belgrade

(0) Comments | Posted 19 September 2014 | (10:26)

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Despite his goal in the last round against Limassol, Paulinho continues to underwhelm in a Spurs shirt. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.


A point and a clean sheet in Belgrade against reasonable opposition in a hostile stadium constitutes a solid...

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