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 428 1111
Daily Record 242 744
Daily Telegraph 514 1634
The Scotsman 10 34
The Times 490 1667
The Herald 23 83
The Independent 274 1017
Daily Mail 1655 6933
Daily Mirror 2457 11460
Daily Star 919 4474

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 2.48
Daily Mirror 2.39
The Sun 1.68
The People 1.66
Daily Mail 1.45
Daily Star 0.93
The Express 0.74
The Times 0.35
Daily Telegraph 0.34
Metro 0.28

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)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.4 (42K votes)

Daily Mail

3.4 (170K votes)

The Times

3.4 (38K votes)


3.3 (48K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (244K votes)

The Independent

3.3 (21K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

The Sun

3.2 (150K votes)

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