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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. Kind of depends on the context. If the guy with the ball who tried to stop was looking for an opportunity to waste time then I think it's fine. Anything else then it's a bit scummy of the lad to take the ball and score.
  2. I'm not!! Mcinnes doesn't know his best team just now and we're chopping and changing everywhere with the bizarre exception of Mclean who is the most obvious problem. We need to settle on a starting eleven which, to be honest, pretty much picks itself and stick with it. You can't keep 18 players happy with starting positions so don't try. Confidence is shakey and we aren't geling or building on pitch relationships because we aren't settled. Anyway, I appear to have gone on a rant. But two very big games for our season already!
  3. We were crap again today. First 20 mins of games we're good but all too quickly run out of puff. May and Shinnie possibly only two that get pass marks. Young lad Jones for Killie was really good. I think we almost secured his services in the summer - we missed out. Mclean isnt good enough. No heart whatsoever and takes no responsibility. The sooner we punt him the better. At one point today, May (despite starting from the Killie 6 yarder) tracked back, overtaking McLean, to block a shot in our box.
  4. Valid point, but think you'd just have something written into the constitution. Money won't buy the right to abuse or troll.....(shove a "hereto" and "interalia" in there and it's legally watertight )
  5. I disagree. Obviously many international teams aren't as full of riches as some of the top CL teams, however, i think international football regularly highlights that money isn't everything and that pride and playing for your country mean many international teams become more than the sum of their parts. I'd argue that many more CL and EPL games are horrendous to watch.
  6. I'd like to see the TAMB stay in it's current format if at all possible. Notwithstanding a couple of idiots (mostly found in Non-TA Football), this is a really good site. It's generally a decent read, very informative, all sides of arguments are presented and above all, funny (save for Flure and Fringo's jokes obviously). I can't offer too much by way of time or technical capability but, like others, I'd be willing to contribute financially if that becomes an option. In the meantime, thanks to all those folks who have used their own time, effort and (by the sounds of it) finances to keep the TAMB going for as long as they have. #savetheTAMB (please see "Wanky Phrases Alert")
  7. It's fecked as well. As is the Highland League. Wage caps - it's the only way. Domestic football has become dull as.
  8. FFS. 5 and 13. I will need a dram to help me sleep tonight.
  9. Johnny Hayes is fantastic at left back and man-marking. Tiernay at right back. Just saying.....
  10. Neymar is rather dislikeable. Not shaking hands is pretty low.
  11. 😆😆 The cheque is in the post. Apologies about the lion!
  12. The deal was you'd say you thought I was good too!! 😆
  13. While we are playing Malta - we are Scotland! This will not be easy. (see - France held at home to Luxembourg). Same team but with Fraser in for Forrest. Brown must start, no point in keeping him for a game that could become an irrelevance (and assuming he remains fit for).