Author Archive for Barney Ronay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


English football has in the past been willing to lead: it needs to lead here | Barney Ronay

The sport has a duty to police racism within its own boundaries, but this divisiveness comes directly from elected politicians“Ladies and gentlemen, this is a security announcement Racism is interfering with the game.” You can say that again. Welcome t…


Irresistible Gnabry shreds Spurs after Lewandowski’s decisive incision | Barney Ronay

Former Arsenal winger stole the headlines in 7-2 rout but it was Bayern Munich’s ghostly poacher who hastened Spurs’ collapseThings fall apart. The centre cannot hold. Neither can the left flank. Or the right. Or the heart of midfield come to think of …


Donny van de Beek presses pause before delivering telling blow for Ajax

The Dutch academy product made all the difference early on when Tottenham did not know what was coming at themWith 15 minutes gone at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium there was a moment where the air seemed to disappear out of the ground, sucked up past t…


Three points, 773 urinals: Spurs play numbers game on and off the pitch | Barney Ronay

Tottenham’s new stadium is a place of wonder underpinned by a crushing anxiety for team success and the money that bringsWelcome back then, Tottenham Hotspur. If the idea was to create something that felt unmistakably like home then the players did the…