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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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  1. Historically Guardia Civil were always posted well away from their home areas for this very reason. They also normally lived in barracks where they were stationed in part at least so they didn’t get friendly with locals or too attached to the community.
  2. I actually know the woman concerned, been at quite a few quizzes with her.
  3. Specialist subject on Mastermind a few episodes back.
  4. I hope this isn't too damaging for Accies, that's a lot of money. Thankfully the sum involved at Hearts looks to be much less, possibly £85k.
  5. Trucks serve a purpose other than killing people, although they can of course be used for killing people (as can iron bars, rope, screwdrivers etc.) Assault rifles have one purpose, which is killing people in large numbers. To me, there is a very big difference
  6. I'm pretty sure that'll be what happened.
  7. Match thread

    Aye, you're right, winning ugly is unfair. I was just trying to get a sense of perspective on the thing. It was a vital result against a decent team, and yet some want to pay it down. We remain a pretty average team with limited resources, but last night is a game we would normally have contrived to lose. I'll happily celebrate the fact that, for once, we got the win.
  8. Match thread

    Winning ugly and scraping a result in the games that matter is how teams that have limited resources qualify for tournaments. Ireland have been doing it for years. I'd love us to be playing other teams off the park with exquisite, silky football someday, but in the meantime results like last night are a step in the right direction. Must win games are about the result and the win means that those travelling to Slovenia do so to support a team that can still qualify.
  9. There are some things I would miss if the TAMB wasn't here. And some that I wouldn't.
  10. Anyone who watches US TV knows that many Americans think the Brits are weird. Be that as it may it doesn't change anything though, their attitude to guns and gun ownership is ####ed up. Many modern day states were born out of some sort of violent revolt in the past. Few use the events of over 200 years ago as an excuse to perpetuate a dysfunctional relationship with firearms.
  11. I really don't remember the victimisation of Jude that Scotty has described before now. Honestly. If it was half as bad as described I can't really see why she'd want to come anywhere near this place.
  12. I thought something along those lines... ...but then again, that's a fair point. Ball and not the man and all that.
  13. As an aside, it's great how so many of us become experts on all sorts of subjects at a drop of a hat. What is/isn't an automatic weapon, the gun laws of Nevada, and so on. Anyway, the reaction of many (obviously not all by any means) Americans in still resolutely defending the right to own guns, and the denial that widespread ownership of them is a contributory factor in the level of gun related killings in the US, is simply beyond me.
  14. A guy on Channel Four news said pretty much exactly that last night - 'events like this are the price we pay for our freedom.' Didn't catch who he was, some sort of pro gun guy and also TV host I think. Not the brightest, he also said that there was no connection between the ready availability of weapons such as the one used and the deaths. Bombs (like the ones used in Boston) kill people too, what about them? Well yes they do, that's why the acts of making one or having one is illegal. As should be having one of these guns. Incidentally, I've said before that too many people accept the lie that the NRA is about protecting the right to bear arms. It is an industrial lobby group, concerned about the right of American people to buy guns. From them.