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 358 982
36.5%
Daily Record 211 624
33.8%
Daily Telegraph 400 1306
30.6%
The Times 440 1532
28.7%
The Independent 233 826
28.2%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Scotsman 9 33
27.3%
Daily Mail 1406 6047
23.3%
Daily Mirror 2139 9876
21.7%
The Sun 1134 5302
21.4%

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 3.04
Daily Mirror 2.52
The People 1.97
The Sun 1.58
Daily Mail 1.55
Daily Star 0.98
The Express 0.78
The Times 0.39
Metro 0.34
Daily Telegraph 0.33

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)

The Guardian

3.5 (27K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (37K votes)

Inside Futbol

3.4 (6K votes)

Sky Sports

3.4 (4K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (18K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (158K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (223K votes)

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