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      PLEASE READ: TAMB is not closing!   10/12/2017

      Just to provide an update on the future of the Tartan Army Message Board. To be clear the board will not be closing and instead will be staying open and will hopefully go from strength to strength. Who Are We? We are a group of Scotland supporters who have varied skills and expertise, along with experience of  being involved in football and running football message boards. When we heard the TAMB faced closure, we contacted the old team with a detailed plan which involved financing and running the board. After speaking to the old team on a number of occasions they have allowed us to put our plan into action. While speaking to them and going on their experience and that of those before them, we have elected to keep our identity private, however rest assured we have the best intentions for the board and those on it. Our Plans. Our plan will involve a number of stages which we hope will not only keep the board going but help improve and rejuvenate it. Our first step will be to do a bit of a clean-up of the board. This will involve some downtime for a few hours where posting will be disabled. We plan to do this early next week, a full notice will be posted on the board then. Once that is completed we will be upgrading the current board platform, both behind the scenes and hopefully aesthetically too. There will be an ongoing process of board improvements which we hope you, the user will help us with, so you have a board you will enjoy We thank the old board team for all their hard work, dedication and their help during this handover and hope you will all help support our plans going forward.

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  • Birthday 11/15/1959

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    Fitba, gowf, beer & lassies

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  1. Paris

    Exactly. Will be many sleeper cells around Paris, waiting for the word from Allah. All this has been planned well in advance. When the call comes, you do what the man says. Cells may guess there are other cells in the area, but have no idea of who or where, just in case one spills the beans. I'm very pleased that we are letting thousands more into europe every day. Think i'll pack up and move to the middle east. It will be safer there soon.
  2. Scotland Players In Action

    My plan B In the games against the top teams SF hasn't been effective as a striker, but he has created chances for others, from a midfield position. Would like to see him drop off and play behind a pair of strikers, Naismith and Chris Martin. Naismith is used to playing with a big striker up front at Everton, and a he showed the other week, is a goalscorer too. When Martin came on against the boche, he at least started to get in their faces, and is a big strong lad that a lot of defenders don't like playing against, SF hasn't shown that side of his game yet.
  3. Well, if you take the high road, then I'll take the low road............................
  4. Brora Vs Montrose

    Why is it nonsense? These figures are taken from various newspaper clippings of the day. Do you want to know the crowd when Montrose beat Hibs 3-1 after being down 1-0 from the game at Easter Road? Personally I would prefer it to go back to the two leagues, as you used to play more teams throughout the season. If you read my previous posts correctly, you will see that I am blaming TV for the death of football as we know it, and the reduction in attendance figures. I agree with you in changing attitudes. Kids would prefer to sit on their arses all day watching the Ronaldos, Beckhams, Messis of this world, or playing it on their playstaions. We never had that option in our days. Peever and myself used to use trees, or jumpers for goalposts, and rather than one of those overpaid Prima Donnas, we used to be a Charlie Guthrie, Kenny Watson or Harry Johnson, et al.
  5. Brora Vs Montrose

    Agreed. What about the figures for April, May and June? That was the old Second division.
  6. Brora Vs Montrose

    Not logic, its facts. 5/4/75, East Fife 0 Montrose 4, crowd 2,248 30/3/75, Montrose 2 Stenhousemuir 1, crowd 1,200 4/5/75, Montrose 2 Hamilton 1, crowd 1,750, wednesday night game 13/4/75, Montrose 2 StMirren 1, crowd 2,000 Arbroath 0 Montrose 2, crowd 1,997 15/8/75 Montrose 4 East Fife 0, crowd 1,100 20/8/75 St Mirren 1 Montrose 2, crowd 1,900 23/8/75, East Fife 1 Montrose 1, crowd 1,844 27/8/75 Montrose 2 Raith 1, crowd 2,000, midweek game. After 40 years I still have the scrapbook. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. Football played at 3 on a saturday and 7:30 on a wednesday. No live games on TV, people went and stood on the terraces and watched their local teams. Montrose has/had a population of 10,000 back then. More than 10% of the population going to watch their home team play. The stats don't lie.
  7. Brora Vs Montrose

    No I haven't. If I did it would be engaged......
  8. Brora Vs Montrose

    Try ringing the right fecking number then.
  9. Brora Vs Montrose

    I don't know. Graeme sent me the link on sunday. I was working in Bournemouth Saturday and popped in to see Wrighty, and was following the match on-line. Was trying to get up for Mo fest next week, but can't make it. You'd only stalk me again anyway.
  10. Brora Vs Montrose

    Lets go back to the two leagues again, as it used to be. In the 70's teams such as Montrose, Brechin, Forfar etc were getting 1000-1500 crowds every week. Sometimes more. Its not just the lower leagues either. Some of the crowds at premier league games are abysmal compared with a couple of decades ago. Football was played on saturday afternoons at 3:00, and midweek on a wednesday at 19:30. Very rarely were games played at any other time. People used to go and watch their local teams as there were no other way to see football unless it was a cup final or international game being shown on tv. Nowadays football can be watched on telly virtually everyday of the week. Sometimes on a saturday and sunday there are three games on, all kicking off at different times, just so the TV companies can make money. Saturdays used to be great. Several coaches would leave Montrose early doors to get to the likes of Coatbridge, Kirkaldy, Methil, Hamilton, Paisley, etc. No motorways then, and very few stretches of dual carriage way. Chugging along on an Alexanders or Bluebird coach at about 40 miles an hour max. No toilets, so it was cans full of pee getting hurled out of the windows. Auchterarder was always a favourite stopping off place. The chippies and bars there must have made a fortune in those days. Mind you, some saturdays it was like a wild west town when several different sets of supporters all turned up at the same time. Great effort by Montrose yesterday. It would have been a sad day if they had dropped out of the league after 92 years. Hopefully some of those that turned up yesterday will go back next season to support them. Good shout Bruce. Spot on with the result and scorer.
  11. Aaaah, so it was you that ate all the pies? Saw that on the friday night to. Had a few in there before the match. Went to Hampden for the first half, and was back in the Dhu for my pie just as the second half kicked off. All the pies were gone. Fat bassas
  12. Any Gib Fans Reading This?

    Oooooooh, how cynical of you.
  13. Hatrick This Sunday?

    I'm hoping a couple of them get a hat-trick. Think Anya and Naismith deserve one a piece.
  14. Any Gib Fans Reading This?

    If so, can you get me 250g of Golden Virginia and I'll give you the money on sunday. Thats at Gib prices, not UK prices!! Cheers