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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. If we qualify I'd almost certainly just head over one game.
  2. I looked for that but couldn't find it!
  3. It's a pity that Ericthecheeseman's song got taken off Youtube.
  4. Well a fantastic night was had by all, Scotland Rocks couldn't make it in the end which led to a scramble for a replacement however that was more than made up for with the attendance of James McFadden and Stephen Pearson! Over £4,700 was made on the night which will go towards helping disadvantaged children in Scotland and overseas.
  5. I think the team will be: Gordon Martin Berra Mulgrew Anya Brown Armstrong Teirney Snodgrass Griffiths Fraser
  6. That would be quite something, given that they got eliminated in the last qualifying round.
  7. Hopefully you have been added to the page now. Payment details are on there. Good luck!
  8. TACC are running a last man standing competition for the forthcoming season. Entry costs £10 with the winner taking 50% & the remaining 50% going to Tartan Army Childrens' Charity (TACC). The rules are as follows... 1) Your first entry must be in by 19:00 on Friday 4th August. That's the cut off point for entries. You must post on the Facebook page each week (providing you have survived the previous week) and pick another team for the following week. Just remember; you can't pick a team you have already used. 2) Weekend Scottish fixtures only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday). If there is a full fixture list in midweek, then there will be a game round during that week. 3) A full Gameweek consists of 50% or more of SPFL teams playing. 4) Win only. Draw or lose and you're out. 5) You can only pick each team once. You can pick a team that someone else has already picked, it just means you can't pick that team again. 6) If everyone remaining is knocked out in the same weekend, they will be put back in for the next week until we have a winner. 7) In the unlikely event of postponements, you will stay until the next week but you will be unable to pick that team again. Any questions feel free to ask of the Facebook page.
  9. TACC are running a last man standing competition for the forthcoming season. Entry costs £10 with the winner taking 50% & the remaining 50% going to Tartan Army Childrens' Charity (TACC). The rules are as follows... 1) Your first entry must be in by 19:00 on Friday 4th August. That's the cut off point for entries. You must post on the Facebook page each week (providing you have survived the previous week) and pick another team for the following week. Just remember; you can't pick a team you have already used. 2) Weekend Scottish fixtures only (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday). If there is a full fixture list in midweek, then there will be a game round during that week. 3) A full Gameweek consists of 50% or more of SPFL teams playing. 4) Win only. Draw or lose and you're out. 5) You can only pick each team once. You can pick a team that someone else has already picked, it just means you can't pick that team again. 6) If everyone remaining is knocked out in the same weekend, they will be put back in for the next week until we have a winner. 7) In the unlikely event of postponements, you will stay until the next week but you will be unable to pick that team again. Any questions feel free to ask of the Facebook page.
  10. Very happy to be able to confirm our first special guest, the "voice of the goal" PETER MARTIN will be in attendance.
  11. On Saturday 26th August 2017 at 7pm, TACC will host a Dinner Dance at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The theme of TACC's 2017 Dinner Dance is "Remember Paris", the event is being held close to the 10th anniversary of the "never to be forgotten" victory against France in Paris during the Euro 2008 Campaign, and the famous James McFadden "wonder-goal". We hope to have somebody from the team that night as a guest at the event. The event includes sparkling welcome drink, 3 course dinner, music from "Scotland Rocks" and dancing. There will also be some pre-dinner singing, bagpiping, cash and prize raffles and an auction. The Grand Central Hotel is well located and the Grand Ballroom is a historic venue. Tickets are available in the TACC Shop here - https://www.tartanarmychildrenscharity.org.uk/shop/event-tickets/1269-tacc-dinner-dance-2017.html
  12. On Saturday 26th August 2017 at 7pm, TACC will host a Dinner Dance at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow. The theme of TACC's 2017 Dinner Dance is "Remember Paris", the event is being held close to the 10th anniversary of the "never to be forgotten" victory against France in Paris during the Euro 2008 Campaign, and the famous James McFadden "wonder-goal". We hope to have somebody from the team that night as a guest at the event. The event includes sparkling welcome drink, 3 course dinner, music from "Scotland Rocks" and dancing. There will also be some pre-dinner singing, bagpiping, cash and prize raffles and an auction. The Grand Central Hotel is well located and the Grand Ballroom is a historic venue. Tickets are available in the TACC Shop here - https://www.tartanarmychildrenscharity.org.uk/shop/event-tickets/1269-tacc-dinner-dance-2017.html
  13. The pride of Prestonpans. Hopefully he makes it to the very top.