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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. No point in starting a new thread for this season, with the unfortunate demise of the TAMB on the horizon, but I'm looking forward to the season starting today (Thursday night doesn't count!). Got tickets to a couple of games in October and had a good fantasy draft. As with last year I am again tipping Green Bay to win the Superbowl. I'll be right one of these years, I just can't see Rodgers finishing with only one ring. Should be a cfracking game later whne they play Seattle.
  2. I think it was this eloquent wordsmith that preceded Crawley.
  3. Haha. shows what I know! Lack of attention paid from the bus.
  4. The Daily Record think that you use the A9 to go from Aberdeen to Glasgow?!
  5. There seems to be talk of an Aberdeen player going to Rangers just before every Aberdeen v Rangers game. Strange. Will probably be Kenny McLean in tomorrows papers...
  6. No stars though...
  7. I'm going to go to a Chargers game at the LA Galaxy stadium, and then one at Foxboro in October. Should be good.
  8. 8th in the Championship...
  9. Just like Superbowl 49.
  10. His whole story is a tragic waste. Was probably the Patriots best player in Superbowl 46, with Gronkowski being injured. Seems like he was living an incredible double life.
  11. Surely there is much more money to be made from boxing than UFC, and at a generally lower risk. So if McGregor is a good enough boxer to put up a reasonable fight against Mayweather, then he should have been a full time boxer all along. Does anyone know whether top boxers at a similar weight, like Canelo Alvarez, would be richer than McGregor?
  12. Probably not, but they'd let Scotland get closer to that than the post article 50 UK will.
  13. After Leicester won the league and were awarded the trophy, the players could hardly get it off the chairman and his son during the lap of honour. And there was big picture of the chairman on the front of the programme for their first home champions league game against Porto. He seems like an arsehole.
  14. the hangover is real today...
  15. Haha. Lump on Matt Lengel for first TD! I don't think there is anyone on the Patriots that can cover Jones. Will have to use a CB + McCourty, and even still he will probably get 150 yards...