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 577 1453
Daily Telegraph 758 2345
Daily Record 290 909
The Times 604 1938
The Scotsman 11 38
The Herald 24 83
The Independent 338 1197
Daily Mail 2221 8928
Daily Mirror 2901 12918
Daily Star 1095 5121

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 1.96
News Of The World 1.80
The Sun 1.57
Daily Mail 1.35
The People 1.20
Daily Star 0.78
The Express 0.68
Daily Telegraph 0.36
The Times 0.29
The Guardian 0.22

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 (31K votes)

The Herald

3.4 (535 votes)


3.3 (49K votes)

The Times

3.3 (41K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.3 (47K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

Daily Mail

3.3 (184K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (256K votes)

The Independent

3.3 (23K votes)

The People

3.2 (21K votes)

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