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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. Is it £29 for away fans of every club for Hearts games at Murrayfield? Totally agree that it's a joke price to watch a game in the SPL.
  2. Wee Harry next out the door when he finds a club in a city with decent boozers and discos.
  3. Maybe Gillespie giving a talk on restraining orders to Lennon?
  4. We did manage to con Ipswich out of £1m for Garner though!
  5. Away fans usually get North Stand. North Stand holds approx 7k but Celtic would probably only be allocated the top tier due to segregation issues. Maybe changed now since the redevelopment but was always the easiest to keep supporters apart.
  6. If they were worried about 4500 tickets why not take a reduced allocation and bus the fans in from the areas of the city I said earlier. The media blow all this crap up out of all proportion when in reality the amount of bother would be minimal and easily contained.
  7. If the Celtic fans enter the stadium from the West and North of the city and enter via Boucher Road ( like the way the police bring in Cliftonville and Glentoran fans) then the only time they should see each other is inside the stadium. Celtic would have the North Stand to themselves and although I've no idea how many tickets Celtic would be allocated the decision not to take any seems a bit over the top.
  8. one of my mates texted today that he was on around £1800 a week at Ross county and was now getting £8000 a week at Burton Albion. I'd be astonished if either of those figures were correct though.
  9. £500k fee and a massive wage rise probably the reason.
  10. No idea. Only going on what my mates texted last night. He said it was common knowledge he was going to be sacked weeks ago.
  11. My mate goes home and away to watch saints. He said the 8th place is a red herring as they were 6 points of 17th and 23 away from 6th. 17 goals in 19 home league games and none in the last 6 league games at home. Two teams who scored fewer were relegated and they also didn't score a goal in away from home in the europa league disaster. Negative football and humiliated 5-0 at home to Arsenal in the cup. My mate would still have given him until Xmas though!
  12. I don't buy into this nonsense that the manager was only informed two days ago about his intentions. An Aberdeen fan at work seems to think that Jack told the club a couple of months ago about what was going on and he's now been sidelined because of it.
  13. I thought it was common knowledge he was away at the end of the season.
  14. Is there any difference between him and say Niall McGinn or is it because one might be moving to Rangers?