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 275 772
35.6%
Daily Record 199 582
34.2%
The Independent 214 742
28.8%
Daily Telegraph 261 927
28.2%
The Scotsman 9 32
28.1%
The Times 376 1352
27.8%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Sun 994 4485
22.2%
Daily Mail 1181 5353
22.1%
Daily Mirror 1845 8586
21.5%

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 3.77
Daily Mirror 2.72
The People 2.24
Daily Mail 1.70
The Sun 1.66
Daily Star 1.00
The Express 0.78
The Times 0.43
Metro 0.37
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)

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 (145K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (196K votes)

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