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 326 919
35.5%
Daily Record 207 601
34.4%
Daily Telegraph 351 1195
29.4%
The Times 425 1489
28.5%
The Independent 228 809
28.2%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Scotsman 9 33
27.3%
Daily Mail 1319 5849
22.6%
Daily Mirror 2044 9471
21.6%
The Sun 1073 4974
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 3.23
Daily Mirror 2.57
The People 2.05
Daily Mail 1.59
The Sun 1.58
Daily Star 1.00
The Express 0.79
The Times 0.40
Metro 0.36
Daily Telegraph 0.32

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 (26K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

Sky Sports

3.4 (4K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (36K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (18K votes)

Inside Futbol

3.4 (6K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (155K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (216K votes)

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