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 416 1084
38.4%
Daily Record 230 702
32.8%
Daily Telegraph 498 1571
31.7%
The Scotsman 10 33
30.3%
The Times 487 1637
29.7%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
The Independent 266 963
27.6%
Daily Mail 1603 6629
24.2%
Daily Mirror 2409 11006
21.9%
Daily Star 896 4244
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 2.65
Daily Mirror 2.46
The People 1.77
The Sun 1.64
Daily Mail 1.48
Daily Star 0.95
The Express 0.75
The Times 0.37
Daily Telegraph 0.35
Metro 0.30

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 (42K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (167K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

The Times

3.4 (38K votes)

Metro

3.4 (48K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (240K votes)

The Independent

3.3 (21K 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.