It's hard to tell how serious Jurgen Klopp was being when he suggested at the end of last month Manchester City could have the title wrapped up by January. Pep Guardiola gave it the short shrift it appeared to deserve when asked about it, bluntly pointing out that it has never happened before and will not happen this time. The earliest the Premier League has even been won is April 14, after 33 matches, while Guardiola's personal best is March 25 with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in 2014.
Gabriel Jesus is already attracting comparisons to his idol Ronaldo among his Brazilian teammates. The Manchester City striker is one of many to look up to the player he calls The Phenomenon, but Dani Alves think Jesus can reach similar levels to the great striker. "I wasn't joking when I called him the new Ronaldo. They have a similar drive," said Alves ahead of Brazil's game with England. "He's already great and will get even better.
There is something surreal about seeing Jacob Davenport standing patiently outside the interview room, waiting patiently for his Under-23 coach Simon Davies to finish. The battle to progress from academy to first-team football - particularly somewhere like Manchester City - is a frenzied one where standing still is not seen as a good thing. On top of that, this 18-year-old from Stockport has more reason than most to fight against time.
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".