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(Picture: Action Images via Reuters)By John LyonsWHEN Andy Woodman was axed by boyhood club Crystal Palace and sent off twice in a few days at his next club Exeter, he feared he wasn’t cut out for a career as a professional footballer. Yet the larger-than-life goalkeeper put the early setbacks behind him to carve out a lengthy career in English football’s lower leagues.
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(Photo: Action Images)By John LyonsONLY an eternal optimist – or manager John Coleman – could have imagined at Christmas that Accrington Stanley would have a shout of reaching the League Two play-offs. At that time, the only way Stanley looked like leaving League Two was by the trapdoor. A 2-0 defeat at Grimsby Town on Boxing Day left the Lancashire club looking like turkeys.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".