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
39.3%
Daily Record 268 833
32.2%
Daily Telegraph 605 1888
32.0%
The Times 529 1753
30.2%
The Scotsman 10 35
28.6%
The Independent 307 1105
27.8%
The Herald 23 83
27.7%
Daily Mail 1889 7777
24.3%
Daily Mirror 2673 12101
22.1%
Daily Star 1018 4907
20.7%

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 0.31
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)

Metro

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.