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 467 1180
Daily Telegraph 589 1817
Daily Record 258 805
The Times 520 1721
The Scotsman 10 35
The Herald 23 83
The Independent 293 1091
Daily Mail 1826 7458
Daily Mirror 2618 11917
Daily Star 986 4782

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 2.24
News Of The World 2.23
The Sun 1.64
The People 1.49
Daily Mail 1.40
Daily Star 0.90
The Express 0.74
Daily Telegraph 0.34
The Times 0.32
Metro 0.26

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)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (44K votes)

The Times

3.3 (39K votes)


3.3 (48K votes)

Daily Mail

3.3 (175K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (249K 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.