The most protracted transfer saga of the summer has been inching ever closer to completion, in the past few days. Neither Real Madrid nor Tottenham have officially commented on the transfer, but following their north London derby defeat at Arsenal - Villas-Boas revealed that Bale would indeed be moving to the Spanish capital. "He is going to join Real Madrid, and so we wish him all the best," Villas-Boas revealed.
Fulham have confirmed the appointment of Martin Jol as their new manager. The Cottagers brokered terms on Monday evening and they have now announced that Jol will succeed Mark Hughes - who left Craven Cottage last week. Jol was linked with the role last year when Hughes was appointed, but he stayed with Ajax - who he subsequently left later in the season. The former Tottenham boss has now agreed a return to English football and he is delighted to be back.
The Manchester United star learned he would not figure against San Marino and Poland after Hodgson made his decision known to a fellow passenger on the London Underground on Wednesday. In addition to confirming the 33-year-old would miss the World Cup qualifiers, Hodgson also indicated Ferdinand's international career was over despite John Terry's recent retirement. And he was true to his word when including Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross in his party for the matches on October 12 and 16.
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".