UK time is: 11:22:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Transfers - Who To Believe

I have just stumbled across a very illuminating website, http://www.footballtransferleague.co.uk/, in which the statistics have been calculated for the rumour accuracy of our believed press!

So, from the website, The Mirror for all their 'reliable insider information' managed to pump out a staggering 1184 rumours since July 2006 of which only 175 turned out to be accurate, giving them an accuracy level of just under 15%.

Indeed, The 'finger on the footballing pulse' Sun managed only just over 18%, whereas over the same time period The Telegraph with 14 accurate rumours out of 35 generated topped the list with a 40% accuracy, with The Guardian following along with just under 31%.

So, at last, some tangible proof that at least SOME papers do wait until a rumour carries some genuine weight before it is published. Therefore, in these worrying times, I think we can safely say that the vast majority of Sun and Mirror proclamations can be taken with a generous handful of salt!

Article submitted by NinetennNinteyOne




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 26 2007

Time: 1:27PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 2014)

Arsenal v Hull City Match Preview (Friday October 17 2014)

Scouting Report Hull City (Friday October 17 2014)

Injuries, Injuries and More Injuries (Thursday October 16 2014)

Walcott To Play For Arsenal This Weekend (Thursday October 16 2014)

Alexis Sanchez Is a Winner (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Match Discussion - Hull City (h) (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 40
2. Amos. 39
3. Galway Gooner 29
4. paul_ownz 25
5. Guyfox 20
6. shewore 15
7. Joe_@** 13
8. Rocky7 12
9. Nwankwo25 10
10. damiano_tommassi 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City
Leicester City 1 - 1 Arsenal

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

Magnificent Seven for Baines
Everton : 21/10/2014 11:00:00
Are We For Real?
Newcastle : 21/10/2014 10:48:00
Distin must fight for place
Everton : 21/10/2014 10:09:00
Team News: CSKA Moscow v City
Man City : 21/10/2014 10:05:00
Surely Not to QPR!
West Ham : 21/10/2014 10:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 5%
Giroud 2%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 31%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 51%