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 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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Pochettino's Misery a Real Cause for Tottenham-Optimism

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


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)


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)


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)


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)

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)


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)


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)


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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The Champions League, Cain Hoy and Milton Keynes Beckon for Spurs

(2) Comments | Posted 15 September 2014 | (11:49)

Young Harry Kane always scores. That's what you found yourself thinking when he came off the bench with Spurs cruising at 2-1 against Sunderland on Saturday. Then he did, in the wrong net, to present Sunderland with one of the most undeserved points in their long history.

A week is...

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Spurs Fans Will Have to Take Their Medicine If They Want to Stay Among the Big Boys

(1) Comments | Posted 3 September 2014 | (16:53)

Raheem Sterling scores Liverpool's first goal in their comprehensive 3-0 victory at White Hart Lane. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Transfer windows are enormously entertaining. Like the drafts in American sport they sometimes seem much more exciting than the game itself. The...

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Spurs Must Be Wary of Sturridge and Sterling's Pace and Guile If They Are to Avenge Last Season's Humblings

(1) Comments | Posted 29 August 2014 | (17:07)

Celebrations following Andros Townsend's penalty in Tottenham's 3-0 victory over AEL Limassol. Illustration Richard Swarbrick.

A second leg Europa qualifier against lowly opposition with a lead already in the bank will never be the most compelling of games. At least...

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A New Dawn at Tottenham That May Not Prove False

(1) Comments | Posted 25 August 2014 | (18:22)

Tottenham's third goal v QPR following 48 consecutive passes. Illustration by Richard Swarbrick.

Nobody who saw stuttering Spurs beat a poor West Ham side on the opening day of the season thought they were anywhere close to clicking in the way new boss...

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Clever Pochettino and Potent Lamela Promise Tricky Tottenham Returns for Redknapp and Hoddle

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2014 | (14:50)

Gareth Bale, one of the stars of Redknapp's thrilling Tottenham side. (Illustration by Richard Swarbrick)

Two games into the new season, is a pattern emerging? Half way through Tottenham's Europa League game on Thursday night at little AEL Limassol things looked...

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After Guffawing Their Way Out Of Upton Park, Spurs Fans Face Sober Reflection

(1) Comments | Posted 18 August 2014 | (16:30)

Eric Dier's last minute winner by Richard Swarbrick

Every football fan knows that the best route to a derby victory is the one that inflicts the most dismay and humiliation on the opposition. When Spurs had Naughton sent off midway through...

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