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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. I was referring to Gauld.
  2. Time will tell I suppose. If he was 6ft plus he would have had 30 caps by now, but he isnae.
  3. To be fair there are plenty of 21 year olds in the EPL who don't play much but will end up with good careers and would probably be good enough for our national team.
  4. Apart from one misplaced pass, I thought Brown was very good.
  5. I'm not normally keen on inverted wingers but with Robertson in the team, there's a case for one on the left, in which case Phillips or McKay would be my choice with Forrest, Fraser or Burke as a conventional winger on the right.
  6. I can't agree. They played out from the back and played quick one twos in the middle of the park. Some long passes were played to Burke because he's one of the quickest players in world football, and i admit that tactic lost possession often, except for the second goal.
  7. To claim the teams were poor technically is nonsense. This generation of players are miles ahead technically compared with the last 20 years or so. Whether they have the desire and will to win, something that previous generations had, remains to be seen. Take Tom Boyd for example, technically limited but would run all day and put his body on the line, compared with Greg Taylor - technically miles better but currently unproven in other aspects.
  8. Some great prospects there. The whole back four were excellent - McKenna is a monster. Wilson was very composed, Thomas inventive and Morgan terrific. Fine result too.
  9. Burke starts. Live on SFA facebook page.
  10. Is it on TV?
  11. I find it quite incredible that a few on here are criticising his performance. He hasn't played much football so was maybe a bit leggy against Malta, but he was superb in Lithuanua. To have fast full backs and wingers completely transforms us and puts the opposition out of their comfort zone. Phillips will be vital in the next 2 games and is a breath of fresh air for us. Wingers come to the fore where the opposition is of a similar level and there are decisive one on one situations, rather than a wall of defenders. Watch him go!
  12. Wouldn't it be head to head? We'll beat them anyway.
  13. No chance at all the Celtic players will be rested, it's not a friendly.
  14. i'm fairly sure he was referring to players who haven't played much and will be knackered after Friday, probably Phillips and MacArthur. The ones who are properly fit will have no problem in recovering.
  15. Well we are now composed of the backbone of a very good Celtic team topped up with some good EPL players (centre halves aside), and have our best attacking full backs since at least the early 70s.