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 493 1254
Daily Record 277 852
Daily Telegraph 636 2020
The Times 542 1806
The Scotsman 11 38
The Herald 24 83
The Independent 310 1118
Daily Mail 1956 8144
Daily Mirror 2729 12411
Daily Star 1054 5044

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 2.11
News Of The World 2.02
The Sun 1.63
Daily Mail 1.38
The People 1.35
Daily Star 0.86
The Express 0.72
Daily Telegraph 0.34
The Times 0.31
Metro 0.24

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 (40K votes)


3.3 (49K votes)

Daily Telegraph

3.3 (46K votes)

Daily Mail

3.3 (180K votes)

News Of The World

3.3 (40K votes)

Daily Mirror

3.3 (253K 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.