Filling the boots - or more accurately gloves - or Jordan Pickford was never going to be easy. And when Sunderland’s No 2 goalkeeper Vito Mannone left for Championship rivals Reading in the summer, Simon Grayson’s job became even harder. But Black Cats fans seem to feel he got things wrong when it came to keep recruitment. Grayson responded by signing not one, but two goalkeepers in Jason Steele and Robbin Ruiter.
Former Newcastle United winger David Ginola has revealed his love for classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses. The Frenchman, who took Tyneside by storm after signing for Kevin Keegan in 1995, admitted he grew to love to programme during his first months in England. While he was wowing the Geordie public with his flair on the pitch, off it he was getting used to English ‘culture’ by watching Del Boy, Rodney and Co.
Simon Grayson had plenty of work to do on the transfer front this summer as he looked to overhaul the Sunderland squad. Even after bringing in 10 signings before deadline day, there were still areas he felt needed strengthening. The Black Cats were linked with a host of players over the summer, and Grayson has gone on the record over some of those they missed out on.
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".