It’s match day, the day it all goes down. Ninety-odd minutes of click, click, clicking. Trying to be precise and stylish and commercial and creative, because there are hundreds of dreamers out there with cameras ‘round their necks, dreaming the dream the football photographer is living. Living drawn-out hours on trains, planes and buses, and stuffed into the backseat of cars; endless hours of wet windows and those plastic, waiting room chairs lined row after row.
There was some confusion about where Damien Walters really was on the morning that we called him. We were told he would be in a time zone four hours ahead of us, in Dubai. This was confirmed by a photo we saw on Damien’s Instagram, in which he was upside down next to the Burj Khalifa — the world’s tallest structure. In the photo, Damien’s foot was pointed above him; his body was perfectly parallel to the Burj Khalifa, to his right.
The first thing to know about Felicia Pennant, editor of SEASON Zine, is that she has an encyclopedic knowledge of football. She probably knows more about football than you do. During our hour-long conversation at Café Kick in Exmouth Market, football players and managers and moments drop into the conversation like party guests; by the time we leave, the near-empty bar feels packed with football’s auditory ghosts.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".