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 269 755
35.6%
Daily Record 196 576
34.0%
The Independent 210 723
29.0%
The Scotsman 9 31
29.0%
The Herald 23 82
28.0%
The Times 369 1321
27.9%
Daily Telegraph 248 889
27.9%
The Sun 974 4395
22.2%
Daily Mail 1134 5223
21.7%
Daily Star 636 2960
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 3.95
Daily Mirror 2.78
The People 2.33
Daily Mail 1.74
The Sun 1.70
Daily Star 0.98
The Express 0.73
The Times 0.44
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 (856 votes)

The Guardian

3.5 (22K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.5 (29K votes)

Goal

3.5 (4K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (142K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (16K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (192K votes)

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