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 419 1093
Daily Record 240 720
Daily Telegraph 502 1591
The Times 487 1643
The Scotsman 10 34
The Herald 23 83
The Independent 267 975
Daily Mail 1625 6761
Daily Mirror 2425 11205
Daily Star 901 4325

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 2.56
Daily Mirror 2.42
The People 1.71
The Sun 1.65
Daily Mail 1.46
Daily Star 0.93
The Express 0.74
The Times 0.35
Daily Telegraph 0.34
Metro 0.29

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

3.4 (29K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (42K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (168K votes)

The Times

3.4 (38K votes)


3.3 (48K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (242K votes)

The Independent

3.3 (21K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

The Sun

3.3 (147K votes)

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