Roker Report’s junior reporter Finlay Anderson reviews all of the action as Sunderland defeat Crewe Alexandra by a single goal to go six unbeaten in League One this season. The 38-year old admits Saturday's derby was the weirdest he's ever been involved in. Speaking about his appointment, Bain said: "Indian football has progressed rapidly over the last few years. In a radio interview in September 2018 he described fans who watch matches via illegal streams in nearby pubs rather than coming to the stadium as “parasites”. Bain did such a good job that Rangers wanted him on their side and offered him a position at Ibrox. Methven helped Sunderland attract the largest average crowd for a third-tier team at more than 31,000 and the largest League One match attendance at 46,039 for their Boxing Day clash with Bradford City. The potential comedy of Bain is mixed with what appears to be genuine frustration at a lack of options. Player Ratings: Sunderland 1-0 Crewe - Mackems efficient in picking up 3 points & clean sheet!

Honestly the guy is the break out star. Martin Bain, a Scot with a colourful and varied past, started work at Sunderland last month. On This Day (21 Oct 1959): Sunderland take on Austrian league leaders in Roker Park ‘friendly’. Odsonne Edouard blow for Celtic as Neil Lennon reveals star man will miss Milan showdown.

Instead Methven wants something that's "a massive rave, a bit like Ibiza". explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. After being trumped he said: “Obviously from our point of view we are disappointed and we feel that we had a lot to offer but as Oxford United supporters we now want to do as well as possible.”. 2 Up, 2 Down: The good, the bad and the own goals from Sunderland’s victory v Crewe Alexandra. MARTIN BAIN is the former male model who quickly became used to working with fat figures at Rangers. Daniel ‘Shed’ Greer was violently attacked before his body was found in his Rankin Crescent home. Bain oversaw a number of sales including Jordan Pickford in a bid to balance the club's books. Young Scots mum-of-six loses brave cancer battle weeks after tying the knot with loving fiancé. We've been finding out why the keenly priced Ford Kuga Titanium is ideal for many households and, in this road test, we tell you all about the spec, performance and price of the version with the 2.0 EcoBlue mHEV powertrain. "I am very eager at the prospect of what the Indian football can achieve under the guidance of Mrs. Nita Ambani and I am immensely happy to be presented with this opportunity to work on her vision for the sport in the country.

He then, of course, left his role at the end of the season when the arrival of Stewart Donald and Charlie Methven made the position redundant. I would watch an entire Netflix series of Martin Bain just cutting about. However, other judges such as Walter Smith, Alastair Johnston and Dave King have praised his contribution to the success of the club, particularly in recent years as the Lloyds Group tightened its grip on finances. Advertisement. Viewers of the series - in particular Rangers and Sunderland fans - were quick to ridicule Bain for his role in the Wearside club's decline. He also bounced back from a failed business venture early in his career.

Very quickly he started work to help turn the finances around and reconnect the club with its supporters, who had become disillusioned during the final years of Ellis Short’s ownership. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The former Hoops striker is never one to hold back a strong opinion. "I've been a largely absent husband, father and colleague for nearly two years, as the SAFC project took over most of my life, and it's time that I re-paid those close to me for their patience. This is gold. Neil Lennon's Celtic press conference in full as boss admits European Super League hope. Emergency services were called to the flat in Kirkcaldy, Fife, at around 8am on Monday morning where they found four people making threats and refusing to leave. Former Rangers chief executive Martin Bain has been compared to David Brent and branded "a snake" following his prominent role in Netflix documentary Sunderland 'Til I Die. He said: "Bain and his espressos. "This is a really tough decision to make, but for both family and work-related reasons it was something I felt I had to do," said Methven in a statement released by the club. Over the course of eight episodes, Bain is shown grappling with the club's stretched finances and the uncertainty caused by a protracted sales process that saw former owner Ellis Short eventually write off millions in debt and hand Sunderland over to a consortium led by current chairman Stewart Donald. Methven is an Oxford United fan, like Donald. But the facts that only one of those, McGeady, is still at the club and Sunderland endured another woeful campaign, will have to remain in Bain's debit column. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. The opening scene sees him ... telling staff their club is a “failed, f***** up business” planning to lose £30-40million per year. Soon afterwards he tells the camera his role is to “have a vision, to imagine things, to feel things, and then express those feelings into plans, strategies, ideas”. At half-time he told the crowd: “I set a challenge to reach 40,000 today and I massively underestimated you!". You can unsubscribe at any time. Andy Walker pinpoints Celtic mole 'deflection' as pundit doubles down on Vasilis Barkas criticism. Some did defend Bain who worked with Rangers from 1996 to 2011, raising a damges complaint against the club which was ultimately dropped in 2012.

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Another three points - job done! Martin Bain, former chief executive at Glasgow Rangers and Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, arrived at Sunderland in May 2016. An attempt to try and tear up Jack Rodwell’s £70,000 a week contract, for instance, ends in an angry Bain seen swearing into a phone and slamming his office door. Latterly, Bain has adopted a more high-profile position, befitting the man who joined the SPL board in July 2008 and sits as vice-chairman of the marketing and communication group of the European Club Association, which represents 144 top teams across the Continent.

He summed up the furore around what he said as: “That was a two-footed challenge when what you need is a straightforward proper tackle.”. In October 2019 he helped secure a £10million investment from US-based FPP Sunderland group.

King, speaking last summer, said: "Walter and Martin were in the trenches and that came across to the playing squad. ", This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The comments below have not been moderated. The star of the show, but probably not in a good way. "Martin has been phenomenal. Sunderland 'Til I Die charts the club's relegation from the EFL Championship to the third tier of English football, with the former Rangers director featuring throughout the eight-episode series.

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Martin Edward Bain (born c. 1968) is the CEO of FSDL, the organising company of Indian Super League.He has also served as the CEO of English club Sunderland A.F.C, Scottish club Rangers and Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Absolutely nothing more he could have done. He later described the use of the word parasite as “ill-chosen and also misapplied”, saying his “real vitriol is for the local businesses who take a hike off our back”. Talking Points: Sunderland 1-0 Crewe - O’Nien the Chameleon! Smith said: "Martin has done a fantastic job to try to make sure the football side of things was kept at as high a level as he possibly could keep it. "Exasperated, I reacted intemperately and one of those present subsequently took me to task.”. “If you’re a fanatic of your football club and you decide that actually what you’re going to do is you’re going to spend your money on a few pints of lager and watch an illegal stream of the match rather than contributing that money to trying to help your club to be the best it possibly can, you’re not a fan, you’re a parasite,” he said.

Bain recalled: "I had attended Glasgow University but left to start a new life in South Africa before completing my degree course.

But now the former Rangers and Maccabi Tel-Aviv CEO is back in football, having been appointed CEO of Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL), the company in charge of running the Indian Super League.

It was on track to become the first large club to go properly bust.". Johnston also defended a 35 per cent pay rise awarded to Bain last year which took his salary to £633,000, including a bonus of £165,000. Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group. ", When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.