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 366 1010
Daily Record 214 648
Daily Telegraph 408 1399
The Times 444 1568
The Herald 23 83
The Scotsman 9 33
The Independent 233 876
Daily Mail 1436 6233
Daily Mirror 2187 10199
The Sun 1158 5643

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 2.92
Daily Mirror 2.51
The People 1.91
The Sun 1.62
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 (162K votes)

The Times

3.4 (37K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (229K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (19K votes)


3.4 (48K votes)

The Sun

3.3 (135K 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.