It’s nice, isn’t it? When things that should be good end up being great. When hype delivers. When — just to pluck an example out of the air — the weekend’s big game actually delivers the outstanding goals, laughable defending, and general air of chaotic nonsense that sustains the Premier League as a spectacle. Liverpool’s defeat of Manchester City by the odd goal in seven had something for everyone, even Arsenal fans, whose historic invincibility is safe for another year.
The entrance of Manchester United into the contest for Alexis Sánchez’s affections was, perhaps, inevitable. He’s going relatively cheap, after all, and for United not to test the waters would amount to a dereliction of duty. We can presume that United are still second favourites behind Manchester City, who have been trying to sign the player for what feels like eternity, but theirs isn’t the only oversized chequebook in town.
Jose Mourinho has left chilly England for the sunshine of Dubai, taking his Manchester United squad and surly countenance with him. He will doubtless be hoping that a break will do his team good, and his team will likewise be hoping that a bit of sunshine and some duty-free shopping will turn their manager’s frown upside down. For everybody else, there’s the prospect of a week or more free from one of this season’s most reliable and reliably vexing news stories: Jose Mourinho Has Said A Thing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".