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      TAMB CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT   09/06/2017

      Following diminishing numbers of visitors to TAMB and the subsequent reduction in TAMB income, it is the intention for TAMB to close definitively from 1st November 2017. TAMB can no longer generate enough advertising revenue to cover the costs of around £300/month to pay for the dedicated server that hosts the TAMB software.  The dedicated server is also older equipment and no longer maintainable, so at some point it would be necessary to migrate the TAMB to a new cloud-based platform. This is quite a large job and would take some time to do. We feel it wouldn't be a worthwhile task given the reduction in traffic and usage of TAMB.  It is the opinion of the TAMB Team that the days of messageboards have largely gone, being overtaken by other platforms. Thank you to all users of the TAMB over the years, and we look forward to seeing you on some other online forums in the future. Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. 
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to non-profit making group who seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable.   We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team
    • Admin4

      Further to the Closure Announcement   09/07/2017

      Since announcing the closure, a number of questions have been asked.

      This is not a "boot in the arse" to Board members to increase traffic.

      It’s worth pointing out to any people wanting to take on the TAMB that they will quickly outstrip any “free” message board system. That’s what happened with the pre-2003 TAMB and also happened during the “current TAMB” in 2003 – 2004. hence the "high" cost of keeping the Board going.
      It’s all about the number of concurrent users online. At a point yesterday there were about 150 users online – Invision would be charging $130 per month for that. (https://invisioncommunity.com/buy)

      We would be prepared to do a handover of the domain names that we currently hold to a non-profit making group which seriously wants to organise a new TAMB and has the skills and numbers to do it. This would not include existing software or server. We are especially keen that the platform or the name do not fall into the hands of what we can only call bawbags. We need not mention names, but I'm sure members can think of a few. Any new group would have to start from scratch and give TAMB a complete bottom up ‘makeover’ and make themselves financially viable. We have a couple of people who are willing to offer advice to any serious players. The TAMB Team

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  1. No Baltacha. http://www.thecelticwiki.com/m/page/1986-10-22%3A+Celtic+1-1+Dynamo+Kiev%2C+European+Cup+1st+Leg Cup Winners Cup winners from previous season.
  2. Portugal and Holland have been dominated by the same teams year on year since the 70's at least, probably 50's for Portgual least so the CL money isn't really the deciding factor there. It can be over turned though. Lyon and Rosenborg dominated their leagues for a number of years and raked in a fair bit CL money but they no longer dominate, Lyon were over thrown before the PSG riches appeared as there was a period where a few sides won titles. PSG are dominating now due to Qatar, not necessarily CL money. Likewise Anderlecht are still the dominant Belgian side but have probably had less domination now in CL years than they did before so. Real and Barca are dominating Spain due to domestic TV deals rather than CL money I would say. Bayern are probably more dominant now than they have ever been, CL money certainly influences that, likewise in Italy with Juve. In short, it does make a difference but its not a guarantee, Lyon, Rosenborg and Anderlecht to a lesser degree show that.
  3. Have to say that PSG side, first half especially, were outstanding. One of the ways that Celtic, and Scotland, try to compete with opponents on a higher level than them is by getting in their faces, harassing them, lots of energy etc. Tuesday was the first time I have seen that not even having an effect on a team as, quite simply, Celtic couldn't even get close to PSG to try and harass them! Teams like Barca and Real Madrid are great on the ball, keep it well, but I don't think I have seen a team who move the ball as quickly, and as accurately, as that PSG side did on Tuesday. Celtic looked about 2 yards off the pace all through the first half but I think that was due to the speed of movement of PSG. Tierney looked out of position a fair bit but again that was due to the speed and movement of Mbappe down the right. The midfield struggled to keep the ball for any length of time to take the "sting" out of PSG, Griffiths never seen the ball as we had lost it by the time we got that far up the park and Sinclair, who at times can look unstoppable in the SPL, never once managed to have any sort of impact on Dani Alves. It was an eye opener. One of the most impressive displays I have seen for a fair while. How much of it was PSG and how much of it was Celtic is debatable, probably a bit of both. They will take a fair bit of stopping though. The only thing that I can think of as comparable was Celtic v Dynamo Kiev in 1987. Kiev had about 9 of the players from the USSR 1986 World Cup side, who were also outstanding, and played with a pace and accuracy that was simply amazing to watch. Even in warm up, the played a one touch 5 a side across the park while big Roy and Tom McAdam were charging about like dafties hammering balls here there and everywhere in the other half. Big difference from Tuesday was we managed to scrape a draw (1-1, 2-2, can't remember now) that night and a narrow gubbing in Kiev in the second leg. But speed of movement and players was like PSG on Tuesday.
  4. I really hope all the weirdos who think a spin across the new bridge is a day out have satisfied themselves pretty quickly and it can get back to being just a normal route of transport going forward. Not just the bridge traffic but as you highlight alternative routes also suffering. Having driven the old bridge loads and new one once and the lead up to both bridges plenty I am pretty sure that trying to use both bridges for all traffic will result in much mentalness/wacky races as people cross lanes needlessly. Part of the problem I think is people not sure what lanes they should be in in lead up to new bridge which results in much chopping of lanes which in turn slows normal traffic flows. Add in the option of being able to cross either bridge of your choosing and it would just get worse.Will say it again, the traffic on the new bridge is mainly fine, its the lead up to it and initial entry onto it which is causing the issues. People are driving slower than they need to to take a nosey at it. The old bridge will open towards end of October for emergency vehicles, buses and taxis. It was always the plan, as far as I was aware, for the old bridge to close for a period of time for work and repairs when the new one opened. The roads either end of it are fine, just blocked off, as they have been in use right up until it was closed are don't require any work AFAIK, its the FRB itself which needs the work. The new bridge is also due to go up to 70mph soon, possibly around the same time the FRB opens for buses etc, from the current 40mph which has been in place for last year or so.
  5. Crossed the new Bridge on Saturday morning, about 9.15, because I actually needed to as I was heading to Livingston. No issues, traffic flowed smoothly. Coming home about 11.45am, slow moving and then tailbacks north bound. Didn't help there was a 4 vehicle collision in the middle lane about 2 miles from bridge. We must have been not far behind when it happened but it certainly added to the delays as everything had to move around it. Slow moving onto the bridge, about 15-20mph and then as you got about half way across it was as if half the traffic had disappeared and you could actually travel at speeds you wanted to, not had to. However going southbound it was tailed back as far as I could see when exiting at Rosyth. Again, having come from south to north there was nothing on the bridge going south which would have accounted for those delays and traffic was flowing smoothly off the bridge towards Edinburgh as we went in opposite direction. Its almost as if lots of people are just driving over it, slowing down to look at it and once they get half way across start to drive normally again. Weirdos.
  6. He was "inside" at Willie Haggas yard if I remember right. Used to send me some too. Cannae remember a winner!!
  7. Fvck me I never knew. I got a text from Alan at NY. I originally came from Dunbar until I got married and moved to Bay so Alan and I knew a lot of the same people from Dunbar and Haddington as we were similar ages. Met him in the tent in Lichtenstein, used to see his tweets on Twitter after he came off here, knew he has lost a bit of weight, was into walking, bird watching etc. Genuinely shocked at that news.
  8. Brant and Jam were a good double act before Jam got banned and Brant went solo. The amount of people who have continued to take him seriously over the years still has me amazed. The original and best GlasgowRedz also had a way with words, wind ups and insulting people, the other versions were all just poor tribute acts trying to cash in on the fan base IMO. Like Atomic Kitten. Outside the winder uppers, I don't think I have ever seen PoolQ post anything but common sense and level headed opinions on practically every subject he has contributed to over the years. Some feat considering some of the mince thats been on here in that time period. Have actually met some of my best mates via TAMB - Cowdengelly, Halkirk (who I always thought was from Falkirk and had just spelled it wrong) and the great Italian lads Mauro and Mario (Padua branch).
  9. I don't mind the TAMB FB pages but I rarely pay them any serious attention. They just aren't set up to benefit someone who wants to pop by a couple of times a day or even a couple of times a week, read some (non TA, English Premier League ideally) football chat, discuss GoT, music/gigs/films or whats happening in the news. In fact I probably use the non-TA parts of this board more so than I use the TA bits, unless going to an away game then I will have a browse round the away forum for any info. The national team forums are usually the last ones I visit.
  10. It's possibly a sign of the TAMB times but I got a warning in my company about 6-7 years ago for having the highest internet usage out of approx 600 employees. And about 75% of the usage was TAMB. Pages and pages of TAMB URLs were put in front of me. Surprisingly I am still employed there but now I am nowhere near that level. Possibly because I browse it on my own iPad....
  11. Ok, a joke doesn't really work when you have to explain to multiple people. I was just playing on the fact that they were both Scotland supporting English people from England who seemed to have a wee bit of a thing for Celtic! Yes, my humour will obviously be missed by many!!
  12. Bonny has admitted he is/was ERG and England R Gay.
  13. Nah, before WeeBarrys time.
  14. The Rangers fan who used to finish off every post with "Still Smiling "..... can't remember his name now. Often thought of him when Rangers died.