One of the most common fears amongst Premier League fans has been to wake up and see their star player plastered over the front page of one of Spain’s major newspapers. As if a huge crosshair has just been placed upon their hopes and dreams, and the man resting his finger on the trigger makes Chris Kyle look like an amateur. Panic descends as you scroll through Twitter hoping someone, somewhere will dismiss this story with ease. Anyone?
It didn’t quite go to plan for Tony Adams last night. The ‘Brit Abroad’ stepped into the Granada hotseat to everybody’s surprise last week when he took over from Lucas Alcaraz. The bar set by the most recent British managers on Spanish soil, Gary Neville and David Moyes, isn’t very high but both of those had talented squads at their disposal yet ultimately failed. Adams has a much greater task on his hands pulling Granada out of the abyss.
A new country, a new language and a new level of football can sometimes be a difficult transition for footballers but not for Lucas Perez. A brief glimpse at his playing history shows that the Spaniard is no stranger to taking a risk, a leap into the unknown. So why then is there talk of Perez potentially leaving Arsenal after just 12 months? His record of seven goals in 21 appearances, the majority which came from the bench, doesn’t read too poorly.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".