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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. Snodgrass free to leave West Ham.
  2. My brother-in-law got married a couple of years ago, and they asked for money. I will leave it at that, as my blood is already boiling just typing it.
  3. Gordon to Chelsea on Talksport earlier.
  4. It's cheesy rubbish, bloody love it. Started it about 2 months ago as I was laid up with a broken ankle, then slipped disc, got so addicted to it. Negan was definitely getting a bit bring for me now with his long drawn out speeches and nastiness. However, when he softened a bit to Coral, that made me change my mind that he might be a bit more complex than an all out badass. Matey from The Kingdom had a secret mobile home, I don't think he had the weapon stash as well.
  5. For those who are going, I really hope you get the result of your dreams tonight, it can be done, I've seen it, and wow, what a feeling when it does happen. Tonight might be that night. Enjoy yourselves, and stay safe.
  6. My support will always be there, just st at the minute, not so much as previously. Most club supporters are the same, different things come along and they move on from physically going to games. i don't have a ticket for the game, logically, it's on my doorstep, and I can drive there for £10 fuel, and he home at a reasonable time, unlike home games, but, even given the cost, and relative time saving, I just can't get excited over it. I'm not one of the "tartan army" who go to games to get hammered and have a party in the street, with the football coming second.
  7. Aye, go and spend a load of time and money on any old rubbish we are served continually. No thanks. Bought the t-shirt, and its worn out now.
  8. The amount of money, time, energy and enthusiasm I have spent on Scotland in the last 20 years, I'd hate to think. Some great memories granted, however, far too many bad ones to make it worthwhile any more. I have a young family, and I'd rather give them my money, time, energy and enthusiasm.
  9. Agree with what you say. I'd normally never buzzing for this game, doing whatever I could to get a ticket, but it's hard to put my finger on it, but, all I can say is, it's gone. The enthusiasm, the interest, the excitement, everything. I will watch the game but won't be sat on the edge of my seat, belting the anthem out, and getting excited.
  10. Karl Robinson
  11. I have stopped spending my hard earned free time, and money on following Scotland after the last campaign. I can't justify it, living in England, it can cost as much to get to Hamden for a game, as it does to some away games. Been going to a few games home and away, each campaign for 20 years, and seen it all before, the glorious failures, so have chosen to give it a rest. I will always follow Scotland, and will always support them, as I have no choice, it's in me, I do have the choice what to spend my time and money on, and at the minute, it's not being spent on going to games. A bit of momentum, and I will be back, but at the minute, no.
  12. Marshall had a few put past him by Liverpool.
  13. Same old Scotland!