The Maccabees goodbye tour arrived in Newcastle on Saturday night – but it was more of a farewell flourish than a sad sign off. The band have decided to call it a day on their own terms, saying there’s been no falling out but that they want to take a break after more than a decade touring and performing. And you can see that they remain tight in the course of a 90-minute show that rattles along with a verve and energy that owes plenty to a crowd here to enjoy a high-tempo greatest hits set.
A lot has changed in football since 2005. Three of the clubs that were in the Premier League back then will kick off next season in League One. In 2004/5 Bournemouth and Huddersfield finished eighth and ninth respectively in the third tier – next year they’ll play their football in the wealthiest competition in global sport while Bolton and Middlesbrough, who both qualified for Europe in that season, are in the Championship. Life moves fast.
Seven weeks from the end of Newcastle United’s glorious season and almost seven from the start of the next – this weekend had the feeling of black and white no-man’s land. Time remains on Newcastle’s side as they look to assemble a squad for a tilt at the Premier League. But make no mistake, Rafa Benitez will want to see some action in the next few days if he is to feel satisfied that momentum of last season’s successful effort is to be maintained.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".