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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. So what? Don't watch it and don't bother looking at a thread about it. Some of us, who have daughters, or even just know a woman or two, appreciate the effort, talent and achievement that has got the Scottish women to a place the men have failed to get for 20 years. And yes, the players in general are not as athletic as the men but hey ho that's how it is., get feckin over it. Have you been watching the Paralympians this week and shouting that they are not as fast as Usain Bolt or Mo Farah.
  2. RC Lens show us what an Umbro Jags strip might look like.
  3. Partick home strip.
  4. New Albion Rovers shirt. A cracker in my opinion.
  5. Dundee United Home Kit
  6. Here's Dumbarton's home kit for 17/18
  7. Away from the Story of the Blues, Dunfermline have released their new strip - a tribute to their cup winning team of 68.
  8. Partick Thistle Change strip. Not bad but not their best.
  9. Scotland has used the rampant Red Lion since 1222. Nothing to do with Britain/England or anything else.
  10. There's a muckle great red lion on our badge. And up to 1973 we pretty much always had blue socks with red turnovers.
  11. I don't hate the idea of a pink strip per se, but the current one (no attempt to make it a Scotland kit), along with the home effort (poorly thought out template with pathetic marketing spiel - IT"S NOT TARTAN!), are examples of how little effort adidas are now willing to make in designing us a kit. It's arguable that they are justified - poor performance, stupid exclusive deal with JD Sports limiting availability - but compared to our previous strips we are now obviously bottom of the heap. One illustration of this is that the other adidas teams qualified for the Women's Euros have launched new bespoke kits - we haven't. To that end we should probably look to a new supplier for whom we would be a feather in their cap - so any Under Armour, New Balance or Macron would probably give us something more tailored. MAcron have done a great job with their kits for the Scotland rugby team. Of course Umbro would be great - and at some point in a contract they might give us a version with diamonds and at the very least we should get some great retro products.
  12. This really should be where ATAC could help. Communication channels should work on a two-way basis, and yes passing on news about abusive beaviour to fans is essential, it is equally important that the SFA/SSC understand that they have a duty to make good any mistakes - providing a fan whose ticket was given away by accidental with a replacement that otherwise would not be used seems so simple and common sense that an explanation as to why that wasn't done should be made. Whilst never condoning abusive behaviour, anyone running a fan organisation should understand the likely emotional response coming from someone who has paid to travel to a match and finds a mistake has been made that will stop them going to the game. Not then seeking to rectify that mistake will only enflame a situation. That is poor practice and poor customer service and the people involved should both answer and say what they would have done in the fan's place.
  13. Breaking News. Strachan was kept on after promising not to let the defence do the Mannequin Challenge during a game again.
  14. Well he could 'not talk to them' but that would make him a fairly hopeless press spokesman. And do you not think they would just get another body to fill the gap?
  15. ATAC can only be representative of the people that do join TA Clubs. If you want to change that then you have to either join and work from within or set up something else. That option is open to every single Scotland fan. As I have mentioned more than once there is also the Scottish Football Supporters Association which has more than 65,000 members, it is free to join and you can put your points about the SFA/SPFL and your own team on the joining form.. There seems to be a great appetite on here for calling for change and insisting that something must be done. Unfortunately there is also a tendency for lambasting any existing avenues for getting that message across. Scottish football fans have been calling for change across the game for years but as they cannot speak with a single voice, or work together in any meaningful way, they have always been able to be ignored. Lone voices bleating on a message board will change nothing. If you want something to happen, join something, work together and there may be a chance otherwise you may as well stand outside Hampden with a pea shooter firing at the walls.