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 275 771
35.7%
Daily Record 199 580
34.3%
The Independent 214 737
29.0%
The Scotsman 9 31
29.0%
Daily Telegraph 261 920
28.4%
The Herald 23 82
28.0%
The Times 376 1343
28.0%
The Sun 994 4443
22.4%
Daily Mail 1181 5303
22.3%
Daily Mirror 1841 8508
21.6%

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 3.83
Daily Mirror 2.74
The People 2.27
Daily Mail 1.71
The Sun 1.67
Daily Star 0.99
The Express 0.76
The Times 0.43
Metro 0.37
Daily Telegraph 0.30

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)

Gazzetta

3.5 (984 votes)

The Guardian

3.5 (23K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.5 (30K votes)

Goal

3.5 (4K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

The Independent

3.4 (16K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (143K votes)

Inside Futbol

3.4 (6K votes)

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