Which newspapers are ITK?
Found this over on Glory Glory. If anyone knows the source of this information, please share so I can credit (and also confirm audit time frame).
Pretty certain other 'transfer' websites that fall outside the category of tabloids/broadsheets have equally low accuracy percentages. Not that we'd expect anyone to have high prediction rates. It's not a case of pointing out how wrong they are most of the time rather the quantity of articles and transfer stories produced for the sake of hype. If the media only published fact on potential transfers they'd never print anything. You have to accept a hit consisting of insider scoured gossip, agent talk and destabilising conjecture.
The below simply illustrates just how far certain publications will go and how little even our friends in the media know. Proving that in most cases, you only know of a transfer as it progresses through the stage of contract talks and medicals...because the club/agent/player has allowed said info to be released into the wild.
Average number of articles posted per day:
The top 10 most rumoured clubs for transfers (what a shocker):
4. Man Utd
5. West Ham
7. Man City
Top of the league.