Here football transfer league shows you the stats behind all those rumours that the papers produce. Currently showing paper accuracy and average rumours produced (per day). Any interesting statistics that you think we are missing, please drop us a line.

Rumour Accuracy

Source Correct Total Num Accuracy
The Guardian 257 730
35.2%
Daily Record 193 574
33.6%
The Independent 206 707
29.1%
The Scotsman 9 31
29.0%
The Herald 23 81
28.4%
The Times 358 1294
27.7%
Daily Telegraph 227 842
27.0%
The Sun 947 4309
22.0%
Daily Mail 1070 5033
21.3%
The Express 425 2002
21.2%

Info: Figures are based on all rumours we have that have been resolved (player has transfered or signed a new contract). FTL rumour data goes back to the start of summer 2006 transfer window.

Rumours Per Day

Rumour Source Num Rumours
News Of The World 4.08
Daily Mirror 2.82
The People 2.39
Daily Mail 1.73
The Sun 1.73
Daily Star 0.96
The Express 0.69
The Times 0.44
Metro 0.36
Daily Telegraph 0.29

Info: On average how many rumours do each rumour source produce a day. Again using all rumours from the start of summer 2006 transfer window.

User Rating

Rumour Source User Rating
El Mundo

4.0 (8 votes)

Footy Bunker

3.8 (4K votes)

LEquipe

3.6 (909 votes)

Gazzetta

3.5 (856 votes)

The Guardian

3.5 (21K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.5 (26K votes)

Goal

3.5 (4K votes)

Daily Mail

3.5 (132K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (183K votes)

Info: This is the average of the user rating for rumours produced by the football rumour source.