• Announcements

    • Admin4

      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

Morrisandmoo

Member
  • Content count

    73
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Morrisandmoo

  1. We'll find out soon enough.
  2. No they won't. If we miss out on 2nd on goal difference then whoever is second will not get a playoff spot. So it's irrelevant. We controlled the game and won comfortably after an excellent performance in lithunia (a game that historically would have been a nervy affair). Let's take all the positives forward and try to win the next two. If we do, we'll very likely have a playoff spot.
  3. I will criticise fellow fans when they are in the wrong. Like ive made clear, I think the pricing structure for the national team is fine. It's lower than last campaign, reflects supporter feedback and is in line (or below) pricing of similar things in the market. Attendances are terrible, but like I said it's got nothing to do with the pricing of the Malta game.
  4. There were also season tickets on sale for £125. The fact div chose the more expensive ticket and then makes a complaint about the fact is attention seeking and stupid. I think the north stand should be charged £75 per game and the rest of us can pay a tenner. North stand punters will be happy, because it gives them something to moan about on twitter and everywhere else. And everybody else will be happy too. Also England looked sold out to me...or close enough. So I do t think there's a valid argument point there either.
  5. I think there is a world of difference between having a private conversation in a pub vs making public statements on twitter that are false and misleading.
  6. As others have said. Pricing is fine. Even if it was free last night we wouldn't have got remotely close to a full house.
  7. Agreed the criticism is over blown rubbish. His performance across both matches was significantly better than what Snodgrass had been offering. Room for improvement? Obviously and so what. We have another player who has proved himself capable of fitting into the squad and performing well. That is nothing but a positive thing.
  8. Slovenia win. England draw. Lithuania win. Malta win. There's no half a bunch of zoomers on here needing to stick their dummy back in and wake up to the fact that we're winning games and have every chance of winning more.
  9. It's only 3 games now. I've already booked flights to Russia.
  10. Not yet. Calm down.
  11. Yes, agree with this. Gordon is off the rails. Forrest and Ritchie are close, but Ritchie looked at the top of his game at the weekend.
  12. He actually looks strung out. Something is not right with him. Looks like he needs a lie down and a cup of tea, not a must win international on his plate. I am very worried. Hopefully we pull off a Slovenia-type performance and keep the pressure off him.
  13. Finished starting for Scotland, I think folk are talking about. Playing in the English Premier League doesn't give you an automatic pass into the Scotland starting 11. Every objective measure? I'm not sure about that one. Going forwards - I can't remember the last time he contributed a goal or an assist for Scotland. Defensively - an increasing number of short comings are creeping into his game (weak tackles, slack passes and poor tracking) for example he was culpable for England's third at Wembley. His recent objective performance for Scotland has been the very opposite of where I would rate him 10-15 years ago. It has been poor-average I'm afraid. If there are reasons to maintain his inclusion in the Scotland squad they are subjective eg his professionalism and positive influence on younger players. Like I said I have an open mind. But you need to back up you claim of having every objective measure in Fletcher's favour. Because I think that is an exaggeration and untrue.
  14. Can you elaborate on what he did that was influential? No doubt will see on highlights tonight, but would be good to hear from somebody that has seen the whole match. I am in the camp that he is finished, but have an open mind to compelling evidence to the contrary.
  15. Agree. He will cost us a goal, if not the match, if he starts. Simple as that.