ABBA were singing about the end of a love affair in “The Winner Takes It All”. But the Swedish popsters could easily have been harmonising about the merits of a good, old-fashioned cup tie! As far as I’m concerned, you can’t beat watching two teams going toe to toe from kick-off, knowing one will be left facing their Waterloo. That’s what we seem to be getting in the Champions League now the competition has moved into the knockout stages.
AS the SFA’s chief executive at the time, I was more disappointed than anyone when Alex McLeish walked out on Scotland. I had only been in the post for a few months, and his departure came on the back of our ultimately unsuccessful – yet nevertheless very strong – Euro 2008 qualifying campaign. We beat France home and away, Ukraine at Hampden and only just came up short against Italy in the deciding match in Glasgow.
AFTER a rollercoaster eight years as SFA chief exectuive, which had more downs than ups, Stewart Regan resigned on Thursday. Here his predecessor, Gordon Smith, assess the Yorkshireman’s tenure, and the way ahead for Scottish football. Q. Had Regan’s position become untenable? A. No. You need to have self-belief when you are in these roles, and he did not lack for that.
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".