Football Whispers has created the world’s first football transfer predictor – developed by football fans, for football fans.
Alongside The University of Sheffield’s Department of Computer Science, Football Whispers has developed a unique algorithm to take all transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the real likelihood of a player or manager joining your club.
The Football Whispers Index provides a score out of 5.0 and is constantly evolving, meaning that over time it begins to pick up and understand the subtle differences between what really is just a rumour and what’s a certain bet to go through.
So how does the Index work?
Like most algorithms there are plenty of elements taken into account when calculating the eventual score for each whisper. However, whilst they all play their part, there are three primary elements that carry the most weight:
Volume of Whispers – the number of blogs, articles, posts and tweets across the internet talking about a specific transfer rumour.
Authority of Sources – whether its Dave from down the pub or super agent Jorge Mendes, the Football Whispers algorithm factors in how reliable and reputable the people talking about the transfer rumours are – the more reliable the source, the more likely the rumour is to be true.
Recency of Whisper – the more recent the chatter around a rumour the hotter it is. If no one has been talking about it for a while, then it’s likely to just be gossip.