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 392 1036
Daily Record 222 664
Daily Telegraph 453 1462
The Scotsman 10 33
The Times 460 1597
The Herald 23 83
The Independent 252 912
Daily Mail 1511 6365
Daily Mirror 2292 10463
The Sun 1234 5842

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 2.82
Daily Mirror 2.48
The People 1.86
The Sun 1.62
Daily Mail 1.51
Daily Star 0.96
The Express 0.77
The Times 0.38
Daily Telegraph 0.35
Metro 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
The Guardian

3.5 (28K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (40K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (164K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

The Times

3.4 (38K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (233K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (20K votes)


3.4 (48K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

The Sun

3.3 (138K votes)

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