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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
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      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. Cheers maw!
  2. thanks for that , Can you keep me posted then if you get the extra tickets.  it looks like it just 2 needed now.

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      I've got tickets for the Scotland end so those 3 are for sale if you want them. In block RE, next to our end.

  3. I might have 3 to sell, depends if I get on Friday as a 6 pointer!
  4. There's only one end at the ground. The other end is another pitch.
  5. I've ordered 3 but haven't received the email. However, you can go in to your account on the site and print them off.
  6. Is that the red one with the blue pin stripes? If so, yes! I maintain that the last away one (white/pink/yellow) will go down as a classic and will feature in this list in 20 years time.
  7. A bit daft that in my opinion, if we assume the squad will be the same as the last one: - the Championship finishes on May 7th - 13 players will go 5 weeks without a game - Hibs finish on May 6th - add John McGinn to that list. - Bundesliga, Scottish Premiership and English Premier League finish on May 20th/21st - 8 players will have 3 weeks with no game. - Celtic finish May 27th with the Cup Final - 6 players. So, there's only really going to be 6 players who are relatively match fit. Surely there's a case for playing on June 3rd/4th.
  8. First time I'd seen Cairney live today and I thought he was superb. My Portuguese mate couldn't believe he had no caps.
  9. I've just looked at the stats from the game to refresh my memory. It was Hayden that came off, the app probably mixed them up. 👍
  10. What? He played the whole game. He was fine for about 70 mins, made a couple of mistakes with about 20 minutes to go which seemed to knock his confidence a bit. Lost Ince completely for his missed sitter but then was backs to the wall with the rest of the team. Johnny Russell was poor, didn't get anything out of Yedlin and was subbed off in the second half.
  11. My wife preferred it to the book. Both are ok to me, but I couldn't get past the fact that I didn't like a single character. Emily Blunt is very good as well, give it a whirl if you've read the book.
  12. I'll look at doing one of the Twickenham games. Is the contract with Twickenham just for 3 games in total? If so that'll be it done after next year's games. Then on to White Hart Lane?
  13. I'll defer to you on Cooper as I've never really seen him but I would disagree with you there on Hanley. I'm a season ticket holder and I don't think anyone really has an opinion on Hanley as he hasn't been seen that much. Most people would probably just shrug and say "I dunno" My personal opinion is that as he's not playing for his club and is making regular mistakes internationally, he should be out of the squad till he gets back playing regularly.
  14. 2 of us booked yesterday, just wanted it sorted before Christmas. Newcastle to Vilnius via Amsterdam with KLM. Both 6 pointers, not confident of getting a ticket but should get in the home end at least as I can't see us being much of a draw for the Lithuanian public!
  15. I hope I'm wrong but I'd be surprised if we had a friendly before Slovenia.