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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. You must be one of the mad ones...or just naive
  2. Not sure why folk on here are suggesting Darren Fletcher is finished - you must be mad watching the game today he was extremely influential as he was last week against Arsenal. how may players do we have playing at this level.........
  3. Robertson to Watford....strange one
  4. I find it hard to understand that some folk on here are calling for Strachan to go. He got the tactic spot on in the first game against England and he got the tactics correct in this game. the players need to take more responsibility.......Lithuania was a shocker Who else are we going to get and where are they going to find the top class players we crave for. He is trying to bring young players in but they are not there or not good enough. Grow a brain.
  5. Fletcher did OK - he was the only one to try a penetrating pass but far to deep against this mob. No doubt the fletcher hate squad will disagree. Burke is a donkey at the moment. Not sure Griffiths was a positive, more a neutral. The rest I agree with the others on here. I think we need to accept that we have ceased to be a football nation and move to tennis while we can. I am going to sit in a darkened room for few hours and then book a holiday in Moscow in September.
  6. Agree with that........... and that has been a failing recently.
  7. If we had a great manager we would not be far off where we are now - Wakey Wakey. at best 3 points or realistically 2 points off where we are now. 1 win
  8. Not sure what the surprise is all about.. we drew against lithuania and that was poor we got humped by Slovaki and we planned for a point, although we were poor England beat us and we expected that. If anyone was not expecting that at Wembley then your are blind! at this stage we are 3 points away from our target - one win. I thought we completed well against England for 60 mins and had bettter chances. They scored 2 great goals. I thought Strachan set up well against a better England team. I do think he needs to re-think Bardsley, Boyd and Adams - just to shake it up again. Hanley is no where near a Scotland team. Strachan needs to work out Burke - he has touches. I thought for 60 minute Brown and Fletcher played well but there seems to be hatred on here for Fletcher in particular. Why cant folk see he works bloody hard to do the quiet job all teams need and his game has never been a Souness type. Accept where we are and understand the diffficulties we have at present. I hate losing but live in hope.