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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. McCrorie, McKennie both starting this weekend & impressing and Harry Souttar on the bench in EPL for Stoke, couple of injuries yesterday could see him starting now also. Hope yet for us at centre back!?
  2. By the looks of how Fletcher played Souttar may get a start in the next game!
  3. SPL debut I meant. Yeah be interesting to see how he progresses in the current strong under 21 side with Ralston, Taylor etc at the back
  4. The usual scots in action for Celtic v Rangers currently. Unsure of the Scotland credentials for any of the Rangers Scots playing today but young Ross McCrorie having a very good debut at centre back keeping Griffiths quiet. 19 year old tall left footed centre back - potentially exciting prospect (although based on only one half of one game!)
  5. Misquote... the best centre half Rangers have had and also maybe Scotland is what he is saying...
  6. Woodburn was called up at 17 after playing about 3 games. Gauld was a regular at that age and still didn't get called up as we would never call up a 17 year old regadess of hype
  7. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ryan-gauld-nets-first-primeira-11151906.amp
  8. Bannan has always looked good in the championship. He just isn't good enough for the step up from championship to premiership or, more importantly, international football either.
  9. Poor performances led by a poor manager who has cost us another tournament
  10. Great win. Robertson excellent & Phillips shut some folk up tonight anyway. John McGinn is way off the level of any of the Aberdeen CM's not selected & Callum McGregor.
  11. We could win all 4 matches and not make the play off so of course it's a must win. looking forward to the excuses from that fat whank McGhee after the match already...
  12. Strachan saying tonight's match is NOT a must win 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈 http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/gordon-strachan-insists-scotlands-clash-11090877
  13. Yes. We need to get Kieran Tierney out the squad. He's only 5'10 so shouldn't ever even have made it as a professional footballer.
  14. Was streaming the Stoke game last night and Souttar looked decent. Seemed to be playing at right back!? So is he a CB/RB then? He's also a giant. I did hear at Dundee United he was 6'6 but he must be more than that. Souttar & McTominay the players you'd like to see in the squad but all in all pretty exciting. Be interesting to see how good Greg Taylor gets after his showing in the tournament during the summer.
  15. I think we would all take a Gary Caldwell at centre back at the moment