Jason Cummings and the media hogwash…


We know here at Ibrox Noise we can often be a little guilty of mild clickbait. That sometimes the headlines are designed to attract people to read – and we make no apology for that, because we strive to always substantiate the headlines with articles which justify them. All websites live on the traffic they generate – and more successful articles justify those topics. We’re no different.

But today a story about Jason Cummings has been doing the rounds, and most fans have not gone beyond reading the headline, and frankly the media groups doing it are shameful and are taking clickbait to a new level.

In short, the headline is that Cummings is headed back to Nottingham Forest this summer.

Where do we start with this?

First off, by default, he has to – Rangers are likely to sign him permanently, especially in the event of selling Morelos, but as of right now and until he signs a permanent deal, he has to go back to his parent club at the end of the season. And the permanent deal may require a little negotiation on both sides, so during that time, he will return to England. No story to see here.

But the more bewildering angle the tabloids are taking is the claim that because Graeme Murty’s own position is looking vulnerable, Cummings would be forced to return because the man who signed him may lose his job. Where do we start with this?!

Firstly, nothing is confirmed about Murty yet – it is likely he will either return to the Academy or move into a different job in management. But we don’t know that for sure. It is indeed possible he will stay.

But, and this is the crucial part – it is Murty who has systematically set about ignoring Cummings, and simply not using him. Two league starts and a few sub appearances since January is all Cummings has to show for his efforts. Murty doesn’t like the lad – so frankly Murty’s departure is likely to keep Cummings AT Ibrox rather than being the reason he too would head off.

We are astonished by this story which is contrived from absolutely nothing – zero, zip. A truly made up story which has no basis in fact.

It is true that Cummings may return to Forest – just like all the loanees could go back in the summer. But to make it a headline based on a statement about something else completely really is stunning.


  1. First of all I agree the press are ROCKETS, anything to put a dark cloud over Ibrox.

    After Kings statement on Monday I'm pretty dam sure Murty does not fit the criteria to match Kings statement.

    Whoever is appointed must be able to meet the unique challenges of managing Rangers and ensuring immediate success.
    Sorry but Murty doesn't tick that boxes!!.
    For me it's pretty clear he won't be our manager next year, I would also like to think Allen is well advanced with his replacement.
    Murty should leave the club and go manage a English league 1 side and learn his trade, the door will always be open for him to return in possibly 5 years.

    FDB is the bookies 2/1 Fav.
    If it is Frank he will attract bigger players than we have now probably from his homeland,No problems in that for me.
    In the same breath he might not fancy Cummings, Martin or even Murphy.

    Till there's an announcement from the club which I hope is done after the semi were all scratching our heads.
    Would like to see our new manager sitting in the stands for the last 4 games.

    Possibly people on here read Kings statement different to me??
    I know I'm reading between the lines but I can't take anything else from his statement!!!
    If anyone else can please do tell.

  2. I agree with RW here Murty will not be at Rangers at all next season. Cummings will return to Forest as is the rules , nothing sinister or story worth at all . FDB would be ideal he will be hungry to right his reputation , and he knows what we are about and he knows what is needed. The League and at least an attempt to get into the CL Group Stage ( which is really difficult !!!!) . Clarke would do a good job for us domestically for sure and would be probably more in our salary range .. Not sure if he wants that kind of job .. ?? However to repeat Murty will not be Rangers Manager Next Season , so whomever we get will have to be at the level of our aspirations and Kings and the Boards …It has to be right this time cause we cant suffer anything like we have had to in the last 3 years .

  3. The quicker Murty goes the better and Jimmy, felt that a well with the caravan man and The Magic Hat, Cummings would be in my starting 11 every week without fail and would love to see FDB at Ibrox, loved him as a player, possibly bring in his brother as well, can only imagine the talent they would attract from Holland

  4. The story was in the Nottingham papers, not the scottish papers, so Robbie Wilson, I don't think It was to put a dark cloud over us.
    Second point, he was obviously not a Murty transfer target or he would be getting played more.
    I think what the paper was saying if Murty isn't going to be manager next season the new manager might not want to spend some of his transfer budget on him as he may have his own players in mind

    • BB
      Not bought a paper in 5 years squire.
      The dr ran with it online.
      Also read today Kings getting arrested ffs!!

  5. Murty – Either Slide back to Academy or go to a lower division side and learn your trade

    Cummings – Sign Him up!
    …The Boy is a Bluenose Goalscorer!


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