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 280 802
34.9%
Daily Record 200 588
34.0%
The Independent 216 751
28.8%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Times 386 1395
27.7%
The Scotsman 9 33
27.3%
Daily Telegraph 270 1001
27.0%
Daily Mail 1207 5495
22.0%
The Sun 1006 4615
21.8%
Daily Mirror 1865 8872
21.0%

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 3.60
Daily Mirror 2.69
The People 2.19
Daily Mail 1.66
The Sun 1.63
Daily Star 1.01
The Express 0.80
The Times 0.42
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)

The Guardian

3.5 (24K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.5 (32K votes)

Gazzetta

3.5 (1K votes)

Fanatix

3.5 (633 votes)

The Independent

3.4 (17K votes)

Goal

3.4 (4K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (148K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (203K votes)

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