Cyrille Regis was the man. Well, strictly speaking, he was one of them – one of the first few black footballers not only to grace but to dominate the English game. When I read the news of his death, my immediate thought was “my God, how devastating”. My next thought was to retweet tributes from other people, from footballers and from writers who were closer to him in age, who might have shared his generation. I didn’t think it was my place, in that moment, to offer my own thoughts.
Manchester United started a little fitfully against Stoke City, but by the final whistle were utterly dominant and their second half was one of their most assertive of the season. Their 3-0 victory at Old Trafford came thanks to fine strikes from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku, and confirmed that while Manchester City are seemingly out of reach, second place in the Premier League is a position that is still theirs to claim.
Can we talk about Raheem Sterling for a moment? Not the man – since we barely know much about him other than his Instagram account and whatever hysterical headline the Daily Mail throws in his direction – but the player. Because I don’t think that we talk about Sterling enough, and how exciting he is. English football has long been accused of either wildly understating or overstating its greatest talents, and in Sterling’s case I think that we have an example of the former.
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".