At Roy Keane’s first press conference as Sunderland manager, he deployed the death stare. There had been a snort in the room — incautious, half-suppressed — when one of the club’s Irish owners talked about qualifying for the Champions League. It was fanciful; the team were flailing near the foot of English football’s second tier, much as they are now, but Keane was furious at the lack of respect. The former captain of Manchester United trained his lasers and the laughter stopped.
When the money evaporated, when the final notices were piled on the kitchen table and his mortgage company called, Lee Hodges wondered how he would feed his family. “I couldn’t pay bills,” he says. “I nearly lost my house.” Through it all, he kept grafting, kept waiting for life to turn. “I didn’t want to be part of something where at the end of it, a football club dies,” he says.
This is not a sad story, Billy Kee says, and he has the “bust eye” to prove it. He has a good laugh, deep and rumbling, and, as he hides in a tiny office in a corner of the ground, doing his utmost to avoid training, he talks about what he adores: “being in a fight for 90 minutes”, the release of physicality, his new contract at Accrington Stanley. “And, after the game, a pint,” he says.
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".