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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. Next Scotland Manager ?

    No. I get why he may be a good manager on the basis of his record with NI. He's done something special there, no question. Don't get why living in Edinburgh (if he does?) alongside that makes him a candidate for the Scotland job, though.
  2. Strachan's gone

    Euro 2020 with the proviso it was qualification or plums. His and the team's work over the last year demonstrated that the impetus was clearly there for that to be realistically attainable.
  3. Strachan's gone

    Re Smith - those two results v Belarus alone were Moyeseque. If anything he was even more inflexible and stubborn than Strachan. Brought Weir back which needed handled much much better than it was by both Weir and Smith. Not to to mention that he was the fastest rat off a sailing ship that has ever been known to man. McLeish achieved exactly what Strachan did in this campaign, took us to the last game and failed. To be fair that was in a group that the whole of Europe were thanking their lucky stars they hadn't been drawn in. But bottom line is that it was still no cigar.
  4. Anderlecht v Celtic

    And in other news, Anderlecht - under their newly appointed manager - are 4-1 up at half-time v Mechelen.
  5. Strachan's gone

    I don't disagree with that view. There's a definite whiff of 'be very careful what you wish for' about WGS' departure.
  6. Strachan's gone

    I think his point is hypothetical to be fair. Like you, I believe we do have a strong body of players (maybe missing a couple of central defenders), and I also believe we produce good managers. Taking his overall managerial career into account, WGS was one of the best ones - certainly more so than the previous couple of incumbents, and his record outwith Scotland was better than Smith and probably better than McLeish. Maybe a question to ponder is why have ostensibly good Scottish managers choked so far this century when it comes to qualifying for tournaments? Even McLeish did so from a potentially winning position from the most intimidating group we have ever faced.
  7. Strachan's gone

    What did Albania do to be omitted from your list?
  8. Just in from work and saw this on my club fan site. WTF has happened for that level of loss to come about without internal controls flagging an issue? Sincerely hope that it does not jeopardise the existence of the club.
  9. Next Scotland Manager ?

    Who do I think? McKay or Moyes. Who would I like? Kenny Dalglish or Sir Alex, but they've got more sense and don't need the hassle. So a tandem of Steve Clarke and Scott Gemmill.
  10. Carole Malone

    She's lost the plot completely on The Pledge tonight - taken to the cleaners by the rest of the panel over her double standards about Brexit, Scotland and Catalonia.
  11. To stay or go?

    Scored in Prague and provided the cross for the winner a week ago tonight. Feel free to carry on.
  12. BBC Sportsound

    There's no guarantee of that - see George Burley for a graphic example of the phenomenon.
  13. Strachan "stay" or "go" vote

  14. Montenegro

    Great to hear that Mox!! This place is excellent, as you have now seen for yourself. Hope to meet up with you next time you make it!!
  15. Slovakia heading oot

    Are they seriously the worst runner-up?