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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. Look at his record since he left Birmingham. It is dreadful. Scottish managers have fallen behind over the last few years. It wasn't long ago 7 or 8 of the EPL managers were Scottish. Now there is just 1 in the top two leagues in England. You might not become a bad manager but you can fall behind and McLeish has done that.
  2. Really? He's been rubbish for years now.
  3. Totally agree. McLeish leaving for Birmingham after such a good campaign, and a decent draw for the next campaign, was hard to take. Birmingham FFS. His time as a decent manager has passed and he should not be considered.
  4. I'm sad it didn't work out but it is the right decision. His loyalty to underperforming players has cost us.
  5. Watch the video on this page - http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/news/newsid=2502936.html
  6. You could only be bumped up if you didn't qualify for the League B play-offs. The video does explain it well.
  7. They only finished one place too high. I think the problem was no team really wanted to move up a group. So every team that was already out of WC18 will have been aware of the impact of their results on their NC ranking. It won't have mattered to most as they wouldn't move.
  8. Friendlies do count but you don't get many points for them. I don't think they were planning on dropping down when they played at Hampden but backing them not to beat Malta last week was buying money.
  9. Lithuania tried that and failed. It's not as easy as you'd think to drop that low. The best chance of qualifying is still through the group stages.
  10. I wouldn't be too upset at that. Getting rid of McGhee would be a big step in the right direction.
  11. I would guess that Allardyce has generally managed at a higher standard and hasn't had a period at a club like Celtic which helps the stats a lot.
  12. I'd take him. He certainly knows how to set a team up and get the best out of players.
  13. The 3 keepers all have another campaign in them but we need to start planning for when they are become unavailable at roughly the same time. Patterson coming back should be a boost and then the challenge will become fitting Robertson and Tierney into the same team. CB remains a problem and if the manager can solve that we will have a good chance of reaching the finals. The midfield needs to have far more energy and pace than it currently has. I hope Brown stays on and works with the likes of Armstrong, Fraser, McKay, McGinn, McGregor, Cairney, Forrest, Burke and maybe Morgan to make us exciting. It is all about Griffiths going forward. We need other options but I can't see any outstanding options. Our other big problem position.
  14. Wales were brutal tonight. Ireland were so well organised and every single player put a shift in. It makes our performance last night look even more pathetic.
  15. Not even close. Vogts had that honour.