Those who exist in the safe world of Scottish football and who reckoned the drama about Celtic playing in Belfast on the 12th of July might be a bit exaggerated — a controversy which wasn’t actually causing too many ripples in Northern Ireland — will know better by now. Andrew McQuillan, a crowd safety expert, yesterday told The Belfast Telegraph that, as an alternative to “The Twelfth” for the possible Champions League qualifier between Linfield and Celtic, July 11 was “the worst possible day”.
The manager going. The captain gone (to Rangers). The best player about to go (to Celtic). An exciting winger and goalscorer gone. A senior defender gone. A popular midfielder gone. The Scottish Cup final lost to an injury-time goal. A crucial vote and decision on a new stadium and training ground delayed, probably for months. Aberdeen have had quite time of it in the past few weeks. It is safe to say that season tickets were not selling like hot cakes at Pittodrie yesterday.
A knock on the door is a nuisance for Gordon McQueen. A ringing phone is another pest. The many mates and colleagues collected over his decades in football need not worry: he hasn’t suddenly turned antisocial. The big personality and humour are still on full beam. It’s just that, well, physically everything takes quite an effort these days.
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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
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
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
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
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".