Duncan Tucker
A freelance journalist based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Duncan Tucker writes regularly for Al Jazeera and The Independent. He has also been published by The Guardian and appeared live on Sky News. He covers Mexican news, politics, business, culture, sport and travel and much of his work can be found on his Mexico-themed blog “The Tequila Files”.

Entries by Duncan Tucker

Mexican Jazz-Rock Combo Troker Return to the UK

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 6:16 PM

A year on from making their triumphant Glastonbury Festival debut, Mexican jazz fusion band Troker return to the United Kingdom this week to showcase their eclectic and infectious new album, Crimen Sonoro.

A decade into their career, this six-piece band from Guadalajara have just enjoyed their most successful year to...

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Tottenham Hotspur Must Keep Gareth Bale

(15) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Players like Gareth Bale do not come around very often. Despite Real Madrid reportedly offering a world record transfer fee of around £86million, Tottenham Hotspur must do everything in their power to keep the powerful Welsh forward this summer.

Bale was named PFA Player of the Year in two of...

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Tottenham's Ranks Are Brimming With Young Potential

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2012 | 4:58 PM

With Tottenham Hotspur's senior side stuttering through the season under new coach Andre Villas-Boas, it may come as some consolation to fans that they boast one of the finest youth teams in Europe.

In the past fortnight alone, Spurs' youngsters thrashed the cream of Barcelona's acclaimed La Masia academy, winning...

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Review: 'Over The Wall' Shows Football Tear Down Borders

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 7:26 PM

Tainted by corruption scandals, racial abuse and players with egos as inflated as their wages, the world of football rarely produces stories of inspiration off the pitch.

It is about time then, for the emergence of a film that restores some faith in the human side of the beautiful...

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Why Tottenham Hotspur Should Keep Giovani Dos Santos

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 2:27 PM

Tottenham's Mexican forward Giovani Dos Santos has been a serial underachiever ever since arriving in north London from Barcelona with a €6 million price-tag four years ago.

Despite having warmed the bench for what feels like forever, the Olympic gold medalist is still only 23 and has a promising future...

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Why Manchester United Should Sign Hector Herrera

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 2:20 PM

Mexico's Olympic gold medalist Hector Herrera could be just what Manchester United's midfield is lacking.

The 22-year-old midfielder played a key role in the Olympic triumph, bossing the park with combative performances and composed passing.

Born in Tijuana, Herrera plays for Pachuca, a mid-level Mexican club which regularly makes the...

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Manchester Witnesses the Second Coming of the Stone Roses

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2012 | 1:18 PM

Forget the Jubilee concert, the upcoming Olympic gigs, or the announcement of a Spice Girls musical; the Stone Roses delivered the most exciting and important musical event of 2012 at Manchester's Heaton Park on Friday.

The Roses' first major British performance in 16 years (they played a short free concert...

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Are Spurs Now London's Strongest Side?

(7) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM

While the Premier League is almost certainly destined for Manchester this season, a more surprising domestic upheaval is taking place in London.

With a third of the season gone, Tottenham Hotspur sit in third place, two points adrift of the champions and with a game in hand on all of...

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Breaking into Heaven: the Unlikely Resurrection of The Stone Roses

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2011 | 6:06 PM

This is the one, the resurrection, what the world is waiting for. After years of rumour and denial, it has finally been confirmed: The Stone Roses have reformed, with two live shows in Manchester, a world tour and a new album in the works.

This being one of...

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Why Harry Redknapp Will not be England's Saviour

(6) Comments | Posted September 18, 2011 | 7:00 PM

It is football's worst kept secret: Harry Redknapp will be the next England manager.

Everyone's favourite wheeler-dealer is the bookies' favourite to succeed Fabio Capello after Euro 2012 and has repeatedly admitted he would take up the offer if it comes.

"Until I get offered the job I wouldn't have...

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Is the Premier League Becoming a two-Club Dynasty?

(9) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM

The 13-goal mauling dished out by both Manchester sides to their north London opponents on Sunday raises an intriguing question: is this the future of English football?

Having dominated the opening fixtures of the season, Manchester United and Manchester City look streets ahead of their closest rivals, leading to...

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