Reading FC’s increasingly fraught Championship survival bid moves on to Norwich City on Saturday and I can’t imagine too many fans wanting to make the long trek to Norfolk. I’m sure most of you will remember that Royals were routed 7-1 at Carrow Road in early April last season. And that’s when Jaap Stam and Co were having a superb Championship campaign and were not far from clinching a play-off place.
And so the Championship managerial merry-go-round continues to spin crazily, with bonkers Birmingham City now on their third boss of the campaign. However, if Blues fans are hoping for a period of stability under their knee-jerk hire-and-fire Chinese owners, they could be disappointed. Garry Monk may have made a promising start to his managerial career at Swansea City but his subsequent stints at Leeds United and Middlesbrough were nothing to write home about.
There are certain footballers who just beg to be disliked. Diego Costa, Mario Balotelli, El-Hadji Diouf … to name but three. Their consistently poor on-pitch behaviour – and often off it – is and has been voraciously scrutinised from every angle via social media, camera, microphone or pundit. They appear to revel in their notoriety and the “bad boy” reputation that inevitably goes with it. The latest inductee to the Hall of Shame? Step forward Samuel Saiz, the Leeds United forward.
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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 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
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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".