Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has become the racing favourite to take over at Stoke City - after fellow former Villan Martin O'Neill turned down the opportunity. Lambert is as short as 10/1 on - meaning a £10 bet returns £1 - with some bookies to take over. Former West Brom manager Gary Megson is now the second favourite for the Stoke City vacancy. He has been installed by bookies as one of the key runners for the job.
Aston Villa fans are united in the belief that the club desperately need a striker. In a recent survey we ran, 90% of fans said that this was the area of the team that Steve Bruce must strengthen before the window closes. Steve Bruce reckons Jonathan Kodjia will miss the rest of the season through injury. Last season’s top goalscorer fractured his ankle twice in 2017 and is still recovering from the latest setback.
Aston Villa are having to work hard to stay on the right side of the complicated financial fair play regulations that are in place in English football. With that in mind, Steve Bruce has largely been looking at loan signings for the January transfer window. That's not to say things wouldn't get easier if the club cashed in on a player or two. In a recent survey, we asked which player you would choose to sell in order to buy others.
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".