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 405 1059
38.2%
Daily Record 226 673
33.6%
Daily Telegraph 477 1505
31.7%
The Scotsman 10 33
30.3%
The Times 470 1606
29.3%
The Independent 261 932
28.0%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
Daily Mail 1550 6464
24.0%
Daily Mirror 2344 10624
22.1%
The Sun 1272 5992
21.2%

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 2.76
Daily Mirror 2.47
The People 1.83
The Sun 1.62
Daily Mail 1.50
Daily Star 0.96
The Express 0.76
The Times 0.37
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 (29K 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.