Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion organisation, is calling for action with reports of discrimination on the rise in English football. On Wednesday, Kick It Out divulged statistics that showed a significant rise of discrimination reports at the midway stage of the 2017-18 season. The organisation received more than 300 reports relating to 282 incidents of abuse by the end of 2017, marking an increase of 59 percent from the same period in the previous campaign.
According to the Guardian's Dominic Fifield, Conte gave Chelsea's footballers three days off after the 4-1 defeat at Watford. The Italian manager will apparently prepare for the Blues' game versus West Bromwich Albion and look to allow the players to recharge their batteries. Monday's contest marked the Blues' third loss in four games in all competitions and the first time since 1995 they were defeated by three goals in consecutive matches.
Ronald Koeman is back in the Netherlands. On Tuesday, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond reached an agreement with Koeman to become the Netherlands' manager. The Dutch tactician put pen to paper on a contract with the Oranje up to the 2022 World Cup. Koeman, out of work since leaving Everton in October, replaces Dick Advocaat, who stepped down after failing to lead the Oranje to the 2018 World Cup.
It's with a heavy heart that I announce today was my last day at theScore. I had the privilege of belonging to what I genuinely believe is the best collection of football writers out there, but, after five years, I decided to shake things up.
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".