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 396 1053
37.6%
Daily Record 226 672
33.6%
Daily Telegraph 464 1498
31.0%
The Scotsman 10 33
30.3%
The Times 468 1605
29.2%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Independent 256 928
27.6%
Daily Mail 1533 6438
23.8%
Daily Mirror 2317 10590
21.9%
Daily Star 862 4094
21.1%

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 2.78
Daily Mirror 2.48
The People 1.84
The Sun 1.62
Daily Mail 1.50
Daily Star 0.96
The Express 0.77
The Times 0.38
Daily Telegraph 0.35
Metro 0.31

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 (41K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (165K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

The Times

3.4 (38K votes)

The Independent

3.4 (20K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.4 (235K votes)

Metro

3.3 (48K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

The Scotsman

3.3 (229 votes)

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