Flick through AC Milan’s glittering history. You’ll recognise local thoroughbreds, dazzling Dutchmen, the Liberian legend, the boyish Brazilian and the Ukrainian whirlwind. What about the tubby, boozy, butcher’s son from Nottingham though? If it hadn’t been for a man named Herbert Kilpin (1870-1916), we wouldn’t have witnessed Gianni Rivera, Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, George Weah, Kaka or Andriy Shevchenko in the famous red and black stripes.
There was something odd right from the start. The on-pitch master of ceremonies announced Daniele De Rossi's name in the starting eleven and among the subs. The Roma captain's face adorned the huge LED scoreboards hanging above everyone's heads in both lateral stands not once, but twice. A lack of clarity, which led to confusion and bemusement. A bit like coach Gian Piero Ventura reign. After the 0-0 draw, Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958.
‘The Apocalypse is getting closer, and The Kremlin has never seemed further away,’ was the punchy opening of Luigi Garlando’s editorial in the Gazzetta dello Sport after Italy’s first leg defeat in Sweden. It wasn’t quite the end of the world, but it could be the end of the World Cup. At the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan tonight, the 2006 world champions have to win by two clear goals to advance. A 1-0 home victory after extra time would take it to penalties. A draw or loss would be ‘game over’.
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".