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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. This is the peak of the season. It runs from June to November, although the first storms were starting around April time this year.
  2. The one at Citywalk is the NBC Sports Grill, I've never been in but there always seemed to have loads of sports on so I would imagine that you'd be able to find it on in there if you ask. Miller's Ale House/Orlando Ale House will definitely show it and there are loads of them dotted around. You're probably best finding out what channel the game will be on in the US which will make it easier for them to find it for you.
  3. Saw someone on twitter saying that it was unrealistic to give a manager brought up in the Ajax style a Sam Allardyce squad and expect instant results. It's hard to know though whether FDB is a decent manager or not. Needs to pick his next job pretty carefully I think.
  4. I know, they deserve all they get now. 4 games is never going to be enough for him to get his ideas across.
  5. That's unreal. Saw the highlights last night and they seemed to have utterly battered Burnley. They missed some really good chances which isn't the managers fault.
  6. Agree totally. The reality of the situation is that we were closer to beating England at Hampden than we were to beating Lithuania, but we couldn't see out the last 3 mins. It was the same in the last campaign too, lots of focus on the Georgia result away and highlighting of that as the reason we didn't qualify but I would say that the two Poland games had a much bigger impact. Leading 2-1 in both games and we couldn't see the games out. Had we beaten Georgia we would have gotten into the playoffs, had we held on twice v Poland we would have qualified automatically.
  7. I'm sure we've been here before when one of our games was scheduled to be shown on Sky Sports Mix and closer to the time it no longer showed on that channel and was in fact only available on SS1.
  8. They're also the ones setting the need for release clauses that was always going to end up in this situation. If they didn't make it compulsory for all players to have a release clause then this deal probably wouldn't be happening as Barcelona wouldn't deal with PSG.
  9. Barnsley complete the signing of Lindsay for an undisclosed fee.
  10. I watched that video and never noticed you in the background!
  11. Barnsley supposedly the other team in for Lindsay
  12. Don't know if it's been mentioned but Robertson looks likely to be joining Burnley.
  13. Apparently there's another club in for Lindsay now, not sure who though. Possibly a bigger club that has seen the low fee and is willing to take a punt. Oxfords manager looks like leaving to be assistant at Leicester so that might make Lindsay think twice about going there
  14. Purely on the basis that the figures quoted throughout the season for a potential transfer fee were well in excess of that, sometimes up to £1m was mentioned although that was realistically unlikely. The general feeling was that Thistle would be looking for at least £700k, granted that may have been fanciful but we're in a position now where we don't have a burning need to sell players. If the fee is as low as that then hopefully there are a few add ons and a sell on clause added too. Interesting to note that the Oxford manager is in talks to become the Leicester assistant manager, Don't know if that will have an effect on the deal.
  15. That's an absolutely pish amount to get for him, massively disappointed in that