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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. Typical QF draw - top 4 best supported sides kept apart again - huns at home hope we do them sponsors wet dream again ... obviously hoping for the following semis and the inevitable final huns / hibs aberdeen / tims
  2. looking for a standing ticket for tomorrow - better late than never I suppose.
  3. Private schools should be taxed to the hilt - they've been hamming up their charitable status for decades - saying that they'll educate a certain % of kids and give them assistance with fees alongside letting the local community & state schools access to their facilities -(all complete bullsh*t) - with some independent schools even offering the richer parents who can pay the annual fee up front a means to avoid paying tax on their savings by allowing the interest to accrue in a school account on their behalf. A 20% VAT tax hike in fees (equating to about £2.5k per year up here) will not cripple Jacintha & Tarquin's parents - maybe they could buy a Clio instead of driving a BMW X5 up to the school gates.
  4. 40+ years as a jag has told me not to count chickens - we could lose the next 2 & you could win 2 - not over yet big fella!
  5. The Jags doing tremendously well this season under Archie - if only the squad could have ground out some results in the first dozen or so matches we might have been challenging for a berth in Europe. Two games pre-split against the 'well and the Gers - any points from taken from these two games will put the sh*ters right up the Jambos! - just hope the players are right up for it. The Jags challenging for 5th spot - what the f*k is going on?!
  6. Suggest donations and put them to a charity you both agree on - do you really need a Gaggia coffee machine or a Jasper Conran teapot?
  7. Aye we were utter gash today - wasn't an easy watch - Dons deserved it but was a pretty poor game all round. One of the boys on the Thistle forum has summed it up with a new song When the Jags go up to lift the Scottish Cup we'll be dead we'll be dead !
  8. first question to the panel in Glasgow should be: Why do the SFA still use hot and cold balls in the draw for the Scottish Cup - the pretence of a 'fair' draw isn't fooling anyone & the odds on top 4 getting home ties against lesser ranked opposition was predicted well in advance.
  9. Cheers boss! 40+ years of glory hunting in maryhill are worth it when you hear wee comments like that . I should qualify my thoughts in that should this indeed turn out to be true then the scumbag involved whether jags fan or not warrants locking up for a long time. Any saintees fans on board she'd any light?
  10. I know boss but some readers might not have made the link!
  11. stupid wee lassies just out of uni that are billed as the new 'stars' who take on jobs/projects, f*ck them up totally start to finish and then point the finger at everybody else for not helping them - look mr. boss I'm shouting loudest and crying so I know you'll believe me meanwhile all the rest of us have to pick up the pieces and complete their tasks
  12. I clicked on your link Ormond & read the article. There certainly seems to be some ambiguity about what actually happened within this outstanding piece of Scottish journalism. Article starts with SHOT and bullet from what is purportedly a 38 year old (!) bus driver (my arse mair like 68!) ... talks about getting nearly hit at neck height but photos of the hole from what I presume to be street level imply that this would not be anywhere his neck in a bus driver elevated position ... morphs into cops not knowing what type of weapon used ... this is perhaps due to the bus being taken back to the depot instead of to a cop shop to allow some forensic analysis to take place ... driver reckons it's not a stone but an air rifle or worse (is it a pellet or bullet?) but settles on a gun and firearms ... uncorroborated story about cops warning of similar events ... absolutely no link to Partick Thistle FC or it's fans nor location of where the bus was hit by this mysterious UFO - Lambhill/Maryhill/St George's Cross/Charing Cross etc In essence Ormond, it's a pile of utterly reprehensible journalistic pish used to fill up a rag. I should state for the record that I'm also supporter of the Jags.
  13. Stay California - we're your best friends (cut to Ross Kemp gazing wistfully out a window whilst drinking a cup of tears!)
  14. I'd completely disagree with Alan who has dismissed Glasgow schools as pish based on league tables. Glasgow is the authority area in Scotland with the highest number of free school meal entitlements and the largest quota of parents living in both areas of multiple deprivation and poverty http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/School-Education/SchoolMealsDatasets/schmeals2016- it has a direct effect on the number of pupils engaging with their work and getting adequate parental support to achieve success in national examinations in the senior phase. Where the parents are in employment, are owner occupiers and actively engaged with their kids education then those pupils go on to achieve fantastic results in Glasgow. If you do move to East Ren you should note that pupils from this area have one of the highest drop out rates from University & Colleges - whilst their results do look outstanding in the league tables dataset (approx 95%+ owner occupier at Williamwood, St Ninian's and Eastwood btw) it is usually by having their pupils spoon fed the content of their school courses backed up with the luxury of private tuition at home paid for by the parents - when they get to Uni they can't handle the workload and have no real idea how to take responsibility for their own learning. Don't look at league tables as a judge of where a school is at.
  15. good idea - how about a deadpool 2017 - pick your top 5