Notttingham Forest visited the Stadium of Light this week, securing a 1-0 win on Wearside. Fuelled by the £15m sale of Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough , the Midlands club brought in several new faces, including Tuesday night’s goalscorer Daryl Murphy, once of both nearby parishes, plus Liam Bridcutt, the man Gus Poyet brought in from his old club Brighton.
With the first international break upon us just as the transfer window closes and teams take stock of the start to their seasons, many football fans will be at a loose end this weekend without their regular teams to go and support. Last weekend red and whites were glum after making Barnsley look like ‘Barnsleyona,’ while black and whites were ecstatic after putting their first points of the season on the board after a solid win over woeful West Ham.
Relentless. That was the word I heard used most often to describe Newcastle’s successful season in the Championship last year. It’s already proving to be the case for Sunderland as this week there’s another mid-week game, just as there was last week. So far The Black Cats have played on a Friday, Thursday, Sunday and this week on Wednesday before the first Saturday fixture this coming weekend, albeit a 5.30 kick off as a third match in four is live on TV. Big fish, small pond and all that.
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".