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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-08-21, 1:56 pm

Martin Bain: Why Sunderland job has bigger expectation than Rangers - and his aims for 'stagnant' club
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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain admits he feels the 'weight of expectation' on Wearside more than he ever did at Rangers.


Bain has endured a tough first 12 months at the Black Cats helm since joining the club last summer.


He's already on to his third manager, having seen Sam Allardyce leave for England and David Moyes resign, while he's presided over a raft of redundancies at the club and watched on as Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League.

Add to that the turmoil of the summer when owner Ellis Short was trying to sell the club, and it's been a challenging period for the Scot.

Bain is used to pressure, having worked for a decade in similar roles at Scottish giants Rangers and Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
But he admits the difference is that Sunderland's poor form on the pitch has affected his job off it.
"I used to make the joke last season that if we got a win I’d go home and open the curtains," said Bain in an interview with the Times.
“I do feel a weight of expectation. I realise I’m a focal point. When I drive into that car park, or if I’m in the city centre, you feel people looking at you, thinking, ‘Come on, help us be what we should be’.


"I’ve felt it more in this job than any other I’ve had. More than Rangers, because Rangers won.
"Change. It’s all I’ve done since I’ve arrived. We’ve had three managers and, unfortunately, nearly 70 people have left."
Bain also revealed he has two aims for this season as Sunderland look to bounce back from the Championship.
“Promotion, obviously but the other is to put a smile on people’s faces," he said. "That’s been lost.


"The criteria for a new manager wasn’t affordability but getting somebody who was going to roll their sleeves up and say ‘I’m having some of this.' Simon wanted it.
"The club felt stagnant. We have to anchor our wonderful heritage, but we also have to evolve."

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Post  Rovertsafc on 2017-08-21, 10:39 pm

cyprussyd wrote:Martin Bain: Why Sunderland job has bigger expectation than Rangers - and his aims for 'stagnant' club
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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain admits he feels the 'weight of expectation' on Wearside more than he ever did at Rangers.




Bain has endured a tough first 12 months at the Black Cats helm since joining the club last summer.


He's already on to his third manager, having seen Sam Allardyce leave for England and David Moyes resign, while he's presided over a raft of redundancies at the club and watched on as Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League.

Add to that the turmoil of the summer when owner Ellis Short was trying to sell the club, and it's been a challenging period for the Scot.

Bain is used to pressure, having worked for a decade in similar roles at Scottish giants Rangers and Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
But he admits the difference is that Sunderland's poor form on the pitch has affected his job off it.
"I used to make the joke last season that if we got a win I’d go home and open the curtains," said Bain in an interview with the Times.
“I do feel a weight of expectation. I realise I’m a focal point. When I drive into that car park, or if I’m in the city centre, you feel people looking at you, thinking, ‘Come on, help us be what we should be’.


"I’ve felt it more in this job than any other I’ve had. More than Rangers, because Rangers won.
"Change. It’s all I’ve done since I’ve arrived. We’ve had three managers and, unfortunately, nearly 70 people have left."
Bain also revealed he has two aims for this season as Sunderland look to bounce back from the Championship.
“Promotion, obviously but the other is to put a smile on people’s faces," he said. "That’s been lost.


"The criteria for a new manager wasn’t affordability but getting somebody who was going to roll their sleeves up and say ‘I’m having some of this.' Simon wanted it.
"The club felt stagnant. We have to anchor our wonderful heritage, but we also have to evolve."
He feels more pressure in this job because he knows he has fxxxxd up in his dealings.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-08-22, 7:40 am

Oh dear, and we wonder why they sometimes say nowt.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-08-22, 10:43 am

Sorry but there is something about Martin Bain I don't like and I have trouble believing anything he says.

Maybe it is because he was an ex-male model and looks so smooth? Or, more scarily, because he was connected to all that Rangers financial fall out and made a mint out of it? Or that he made so many SAFC staff redundant in his first year, including the long serving Rob Mason? Or maybe because he was not willing to push the boat out and sign M'Vila when we were crying out for some quality and he was desperate to come to us!!

Or perhaps I don't like him  because he is lying when he says getting a new manager was not about 'affordability' when we all know cost was the be all and end all of who we got in. Beggars can't be choosers and we got the only manager who wanted to come to us. (I admit he fell on his feet with this, because Grayson is doing a good job so far, but even liars can get lucky!)

But I dislike him the most for saying things like "We want to put a smile back on people's faces". Well we would be smiling if you did your job and ensured we spent a bit more money to give us a better team! And the even worse "We have to anchor our wonderful heritage, but we also have to evolve.". What does that even mean?

It's just  management consultant speak; same sort of rubbish that I heard a thousand times during my career, usually from MBA graduates, who learned how to talk a good game but had no idea how to DO IT!!
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Post  Billy D on 2017-08-22, 11:17 am

I agree with Rovers & H.
I think he's a tosser.
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Post  Vincemac on 2017-08-22, 11:20 am

Billy D wrote:I agree with Rovers & H.
I think he's a tosser.
He's done nowt 
To make me like him
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Post  Silvers on 2017-08-22, 1:07 pm

We hear a lot in everyday life of MODERN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ..

Well that is present day management speak for ALL THAT MATTERS IS THE SHORT TERM BOTTOM LINE.

Out have gone ethics and social responsibility.

I  include my beloved club in that..

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Post  Mackemneil on 2017-08-22, 1:32 pm

Have we ever had a good Chief Executive? The one before him held the job through more of the chaos and mismanagement (including Johnson).

What is a good Chief Executive? Remember Ellis Short will have written his job description and holds the purse strings. Short, obviously believes he is doing it right, irrespective of what is going wrong on the pitch.

So what were the challenges set by Short? To get us out of the financial mess caused by the mismanagement of the past half a dozen seasons. He immediately recognised that to continually buy players for inflated prices that were past their best was one of the root causes of the financial mess we were in. He knew it was a job and a role that would not attract praise in the short term, but a long term financial plan was necessary to establish a sound foundation for the future and to make the club an attractive business to sell.

Yep, none of this will be achieved if we are not improving and ultimately successful on the pitch.

We are where we are, to get to where we want to be we need a strong and uncompromising management team both on and off the pitch. In Grayson we appear to have the man for the job, can Bain do his bit? We shall see!
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