It may be too early to put the current Norwich City squad into the same bracket as the famous 59’ers but having been so starved of FA Cup success in recent seasons it’s hard not to count taking Chelsea to a replay as a cup run. A goalless draw without a single shot on target doesn’t immediately suggest that the Canaries had been sprinkled with FA Cup magic dust but beggars cannot be choosers – this was City’s best result in the competition for five years.
Forget the Twelve Days of Christmas because, if you are a Norwich City fan the next couple of weeks are all about the Four Matches of Christmas. City currently feel a bit like an old piece of tinsel on the Championship Christmas tree. The Canaries are 10 points adrift of the play-off places and also 10 points clear of the relegation zone. They are not at the top with the stars, but neither are they scrapping to avoid that horrible smell emanating from the cheap aftershave wrapped up at the bottom.
Earlier this year I lost all my keys. Front door, back door, garage – the lot. They all lived happily together in a big bunch on one keyring. Over the years they had been joined by a few of those fobs that supermarkets hand out now to make sure you always have that all important loyalty card to hand. There were also a couple of keys that had been part of the gang for so long that I was no longer sure which doors they opened.
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".