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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. I am going to miss it. Best forum for getting info about Scotland and despite the wind ups a good bunch of posters..
  2. Certainly scored against us in the 75 Glasgow Cup Final in 2-2 in front of 71000. Cup was shared. Celtic fans nicknamed him Toomai.
  3. Her brother will be sacked in two weeks. After the Tory Party Conference as part of the reshuffle.
  4. Clear difference on Brexit and taxation policy
  5. Would love to know if the injured player actually got up and carried on. All about context. If the player had a broken leg or serious injury then the scorers actions would be seen a reprehensible. But as has been alluded there is too much of players stopping play and gaining advantage or breaking down opponents attacks.
  6. Fair enough. I tried to edit my devasted typo but I was too late.
  7. We had a nailed on free kick denied 10 mins before Thistles equalizer. Thistle broke up the park 10 mins after and scored. Devasted :-(
  8. The Thistle had ample time to defend the goal at there was at least two phases of play. Hardly crucial.
  9. Not sure why a regional election in Spain would be headline news in the UK. However it certainly was covered on the BBC news channel yesterday. Interestingly support for independence is dropping according to recent polls.
  10. The goals PSG scored mainly came about from poor defending from Celtic. It appears the Celtic manager is being given a free pass and is absolved from an inability to set up his defence.
  11. My guess is the horrific independence debates and the blood lust over Rangers had a significant impact. Probably unavoidable.
  12. Wonder if I will be unbanned from AberdeenMad.
  13. Very pleased with that performance. Probably the best 90 mins we have had for a few years. I genuinely think we can win the next three games but its Malta first and we need a few goals.
  14. I would have looked to try and entice Alan Archibald to take up the job.
  15. Cheers for the comments. We are looking for a relatively small model. Won't be rushing into it though.