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 364 1001
Daily Record 212 642
Daily Telegraph 405 1377
The Times 444 1555
The Herald 23 83
The Scotsman 9 33
The Independent 233 859
Daily Mail 1423 6184
Daily Mirror 2164 10128
The Sun 1146 5589

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 2.94
Daily Mirror 2.51
The People 1.92
The Sun 1.61
Daily Mail 1.53
Daily Star 0.97
The Express 0.78
The Times 0.39
Daily Telegraph 0.34
Metro 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
The Guardian

3.5 (28K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (39K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (161K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (19K votes)

The Times

3.4 (37K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (227K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)


3.4 (48K votes)

The Sun

3.3 (134K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

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