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

Spurs Aren't 'Spursy' Anymore

(13) Comments | Posted 9 March 2015 | (23:00)


Ryan Mason, an essential component in the new un-Spursy Spurs. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

Watching Tottenham Hotspur wrestle the points from a desperate Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon, it was striking how un-Spursy the team has become under...

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There Are Racist Chelsea Fans - Who Knew?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 February 2015 | (15:49)


Chelsea fans on the Paris Metro

No one who regularly attends top flight football in London needs mobile phone footage of a bunch of idiots singing on the Paris Metro to tell them that racism is rife among certain...

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Spurs Are Not the Same Without Harry Kane and Will Be Better Off Out of Europe

(4) Comments | Posted 22 February 2015 | (15:41)


Roberto Soldado pulled his socks up with an early goal against Fiorentina but faded in the second half

Facing six games in 17 days - all important ones - Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was walking a tightrope when he picked his...

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Tottenham Have What It Takes to Win at Anfield

(0) Comments | Posted 9 February 2015 | (23:00)


Mauricio Pochettino's powers of alchemy can take Spurs to the next level

In January 2008 Tottenham beat Arsenal 5-1 at White Hart Lane in a League Cup semi final and a deadpan Arsene Wenger appeared in front of TV cameras straight afterwards to...

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History Will Judge Aaron Lennon's Exhilarating Tottenham Career Kindly

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2015 | (23:00)


Very few Tottenham men have got pulses pounding like Lennon breaking at full pelt

We may never know exactly what he did to upset him, but Mauricio Pochettino has been determined to get rid of Aaron Lennon since substituting him in the Chelsea...

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Eriksen Supreme but Pochettino Is Tottenham's Real Hero

(3) Comments | Posted 30 January 2015 | (23:00)


Mauricio Pochettino is looking like the alchemist Daniel Levy's been trying to find for years. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick

While delirious Spurs fans celebrated the stunning contribution of Christian Eriksen on Wednesday night they might have spared a thought...

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Tottenham Must Play Harry Kane at Centre Forward

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2015 | (16:05)


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 19 January 2015 | (23:00)


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 15 January 2015 | (23:00)


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 12 January 2015 | (23:00)


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 7 January 2015 | (23:00)


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 2 January 2015 | (23:00)


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 23 December 2014 | (23:00)


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 | (15:54)


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 | (15:59)


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 | (08:17)


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 9 December 2014 | (23:00)


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 | (07:00)


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 | (16:31)


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 28 November 2014 | (23:00)


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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