Those canny folk at RB Leipzig have learned their lesson from a summer of wild haggling with Liverpool’s transfer-negotiating team over Naby Keïta – which ended with the English club agreeing to pay the midfielder’s release clause in full with an additional extra bonus for being nice.
With Romelu Lukaku scoring against Everton and Wayne Rooney receiving a generous ovation from fans of Manchester United, this week has already seen two top-flight strikers make notable returns to their former clubs and it promises to bring a third, as Burnley’s Chris Wood prepares to face Leeds United, the club he left 29 days ago, in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. It is a little over three months since Wood was named Leeds’s player of the year.
EVEN FIZZIER CUPThis, ladies and gentlemen, is when the Worthington’s Cup becomes truly serious. We know this because they have scheduled the next draw for a time when British people might be vaguely conscious, and will broadcast it on a channel with which British people might be vaguely familiar. But before that, some football. Highlights are almost too many to mention, but include some of those romantic meetings that only cup competitions can throw up.
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".