Rio Ferdinand has always divided opinion, a love-him-or-hate-him type footballer. The three Uniteds, West Ham, Leeds and Manchester, the main clubs of his playing career, were exactly those sort of teams. When he moved from Leeds to Manchester he became the most expensive defender in the world at the time. He was good, but was he that good? The route along the M62 is also one of the most contentious in football and the players who tread it are never forgiven by those they leave.
Crystal Palace's four-game goalless losing streak was a record breaking start to a Premier League season. And when Frank de Boer was inevitably/surprisingly (delete as applicable) sacked as manager his stint was the shortest in the division's history, in terms of games played. De Boer's 77 days including pre-season was among the most ignominious in recent history.
Wayne Rooney was presumably hoping for a quieter life after leaving the pressure pit at Manchester United and retiring from international football. The twilight of his playing career could be spent trying to bring silverware to his boyhood team Everton and raising his children (a fourth is expected soon). Instead the 31-year-old Liverpudlian finds himself back on the tabloid front pages for all the wrong reasons – arrested for drink driving and trapped in an extra-marital scandal.
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".