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 477 1214
Daily Record 268 833
Daily Telegraph 605 1886
The Times 529 1753
The Scotsman 10 35
The Independent 307 1105
The Herald 23 83
Daily Mail 1887 7773
Daily Mirror 2672 12099
Daily Star 1017 4904

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
Daily Mirror 2.17
News Of The World 2.13
The Sun 1.63
The People 1.43
Daily Mail 1.40
Daily Star 0.88
The Express 0.73
Daily Telegraph 0.34
The Times 0.32
Metro 0.25

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 (30K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

The Times

3.3 (39K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.3 (45K votes)


3.3 (49K votes)

Daily Mail

3.3 (177K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (251K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

The Independent

3.3 (22K votes)

The People

3.2 (21K votes)

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