“I was at Leyton Orient from the age of seven to 12, and then I stopped playing football … because I had other interests,” Will Miller says, breaking into laughter. He is halfway through recalling how the lure of a trip to Madagascar, while in South Africa more than a decade ago, prompted him to swap football for film sets and led to him successfully auditioning for the role of Oliver Twist in the BBC’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.
Well into four minutes of added time, the advertising hoardings that illuminate the middle tier of Wembley lit up the names of the countless global Tottenham Hotspur official supporters clubs one last time. From Pittsburgh to Poland and Singapore to Sligo, the frustration was felt far and wide as Wilfried Bony cleared a flat Christian Eriksen free-kick. A smattering of boos from Spurs supporters followed while those in the away end celebrated a precious point.
The story of Roy Essandoh’s FA Cup quarter-final goal is about as close as football gets to a piece of dreamed-up fiction. Essandoh was a non-league striker who had spent several years traversing the lower leagues in Scotland and Finland, trying to make a name for himself without much luck, before he stumbled across a football club in need.
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".