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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. Antonio Calderón was a class act for Airdrie.....the tail end of his career and didn't have much pace but he always seemed to have SO much time on the ball. Scored a couple of crackers too. Fernández, San Juan and Sanchez Broto were too good for that division too and they went on to play for Livi Celtic and Killie.....but everything to Calderón was effortless.....pretty sure if he could do it on wet winter night in Division 1 then Stoke on a similar night wouldn't hold any fears either.
  2. No bother frazzle Cheers Toepoke. I think it would be on the old TAMB. Anyone know if that stuff is still available? Not that one but cheers. Think it was either before or after the Italy home game and had all the moments from 2008 qualifying. I will have a search on YouTube for Byron Lynch.
  3. There used to be a guy on here that did cracking video montages and posted them on YouTube. Does he still do them? Think his name was Byron. I heard Feeder-Feeling a moment yesterday for the first time in ages and was looking to find the Euro 2008 clip....nostalgia kicking in after 4 pretty garbage campaigns.
  4. Aye cheers for the early info about dates squirrelhumper....hotel booked on Monday and 4 tix for Saturday on the pitch....sorted
  5. Cheers for the tips. Burns cottage is a good shout as they have both done the Rabbie Burns topic at school. I mighthink try the go karts in Kilmarnock....will check height restrictions.
  6. I'm heading to Troon for 3 nights at the start of the October for a wee hotel break with the kids (boy 9 girl 6....going on 16) I've had a wee look on the usual sites but was looking for any hidden gem ideas what to do nearby if the weather isn't great (more likely).......and ideas if the weather is ok (wishful thinking) Cheers
  7. Now 5 away and 2 seats left
  8. 2 seats away....5 seats left
  9. We have a 16 seater leaving from West End Bar on Airdrie with 7 available seats if anyone is looking for transport to the Germany Game.
  10. Remember it well......nearly 8 years on and mindful of the result it still had the hairs on the back of neck standing up as Insomnia started. That was the best build up to a match I have ever experienced since I started going in 2001......read every newspaper report and thread on here and could barely do any work.
  11. How about the SFA see sense and try and fill the place. Fans of both teams at full prices will see a 30,000 crowd at most. Make it £15 for adults and fiver for kids and you might fill the place with neutrals who just fancy a day out at a final. Any reduction in income can be offset with a much lower cost for policing!
  12. Cheers for the replies folks. I saw Rhoderick dhu it is. Clocked the signs last night pie at ht and free pint if we win. Heading now......right up for a Sunday club
  13. As the title says, I'm just watching this game in the pub. Any recommendations for a busy pub, good atmosphere, drinks promos (or just cheap pints) and a pie at half time would be appreciated. Usually go to all home games but had to pick and choose my games for this campaign. Cheers for any tips.
  14. That is one of the few series I have started watching and gave up part way through a series......The Leftovers was another In gave up on after 3 or 4 episodes.