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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. 18 points won't get it done in my opinion to finish as one of best eight runners up. Okay there is a marginal chance it will but for me it has to be two wins for us - do that and there will be no doubt about it. If, by your crazy scenario, we miss out on goal difference it won't have been the last two or three games that have cost us but the first three games in the campaign.
  2. FACT:- The only way we will finish second in this group is by winning our last two games. Do we agree on that? VIRTUAL CERTAINTY: We pick up four points in our last two games and regardless of goal difference (making us finish third in the group) we'd still not have won enough points to end up as one of the top eight runners-up. Do we agree on that?
  3. You are not still trumpeting this BS are you? If we finish level with Slovakia on points then we won't be on enough points to be one of the best runners-up. The scenario is clear - we must win the next two games to secure a play-off spot. If we were to beat Slovakia and draw with Slovenia we'd be out regardless of goal difference and Slovakia would finish second in group but be the worst runners-up and go out. Comprehende?
  4. Age is irrelevant though. If he is good enough get him in. Any player in any position, regardless of age, should be given the chance if he offers an alternative to other tried and failed options who continue to get selected.
  5. Well I wouldn't worry about Norway as they got hammered 6-0 by Germany the other night. Evidently, they are not the force they once were.
  6. I agree I would have Darren Fletcher in over James McArthur in the next double header. McArthur was one of the less impressive performers for us in the recent matches despite the fact he scored V Lithuania.
  7. Well they are guaranteed of avoidinga heavyweight I'd say as they will be one of the seeded teams in the draw.
  8. Well Liverpool getting thrashed 5-0 cant have done Robertson any harm. By all accounts the Liverpool defending was shambolic.
  9. I ran a forum for nearly ten years (FOR FREE) so what is all this £300 pish? And may I point out it had multiple sections on multiple topics. I closed it down around two or three years ago as Facebook and other such social media sites had lured away many posters. True the same may have happened here but there is still a very healthy amount of regular posters and it still serves a purpose - a great source of info on tickets, travel, TV coverage, team news and so much more. I'd say set up a free forum on software such as Forumotion.
  10. We should be very thankful that they have done so for the length of time that they have. But like I say is all it needs is a tech minded forum member to set up a free one and the forum remains alive.
  11. Like I have said there are free forum hosting options out there such as:- https://www.createaforum.com/free-forum-hosting.php https://www.prophpbb.com/ https://www.phpbb.com/ https://www.forumotion.com/ And those are just a few. Just movew to one of those and recreate the forum there.
  12. Not sure how that works though. I ran a busy forum for free a few years back without any costs for bandwidth. Pretty sure those free forum hosting services are still around so would make sense for me for the forum owner just to transfer the forum over onto one of those free forum hosting sites.
  13. It just needs a manager who is forward thinking and not afraid to give youth or untried players a chance. More faith and less loyalty to the older generation who are on their way out anyway.
  14. This goes deeper than Strachan though. It is a state of affairs that has been going on for as long as I can remember. Players are too often selected more for who they play and experience although at times that just isn't good enough at international level.
  15. For me I'd like to see, in future, more faith put in youngsters or in form players rather than sticking with the same old, same old. Whereas the likes of Wales have the balls to play a teenager not yet having played (to any degree) for his club in Woodburn we soldier on with the likes of Morrison (just because he plays in the Premiership) even though he is currently unfit and out of form. Get the kids in and ones playing for less fashionable SPL clubs and lets see what they have got. After all the likes of Morrison is coming to the end of his career and on a downward spiral in pace and form. Get the likes of Henderson, Ralstan, and such-like into the squad early and bed them in - that is the way forward. Look to the future not to the past. We have seen what fresh faces can do to the side as our fortunes have changed greatly since Tierney and Armstrong have been brought in. It revitalises the side and creates competition as well. Whether Strachan remains or not it is something we really should be doing.