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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. John Robertson

    Great, great player: I believe Forest fans have chosen him as the club's greatest ever player all three times they've been polled on the matter.
  2. 1993 - The Last Scottish Based Starting XI

    John Collins was the best player in that side. The Levein of the mid 80s was on course to be one of our greatest defenders ever, but really bad injuries (in 86 and 87?) meant he was never the same again. Ferguson was not as good as legend would have it. Robertson was worthy of a good run in the Scotland team and with good service could have scored loads, but never got a sustained run. Boyd, of course, did have a long and pretty decent Scotland career, without being an all-time great. The rest - good club men.
  3. 1993 - The Last Scottish Based Starting XI

    I was at the game and it was not so much an experimental line-up as cobbling together a working side from the people Roxburgh had available on the night. I already thought at the time that our decline as a nation producing great players was becoming evident, though: the guys in this line-up were all good club players, but few of them would make you think they could sustain a successful international career against top class opposition.
  4. Happy Birthday Billy Bremner

    The show didn't ask fans to vote for a captain, but I'm sure it would have been Bremner if it had.
  5. Happy Birthday Billy Bremner

    He was voted into the final 11 of the "Scotland's Greatest Team" tv series a few years back, which was probably the biggest ever survey of fans'm opinions.
  6. If there was a golden age, which I doubt, then it might have been the 80s, when we had people like Sadowitz, Bing Hitler and Bruce Morton emerging.
  7. "It is what it is!" Got a new boss, who is admittedly a decent guy, but he comes out with this shite every day as if it's great wisdom. I don't think I'd ever heard it used until about a year ago, and the same goes for "baby shower". I detest people saying "But...hey ho." "Shout out to" is another.
  8. Weird actions by Scotland players

    Agreed: and I forgot to mention Leighton, who in the early-late 80s was magnificent behind Gough, McLeish, Miller and Malpas.
  9. Weird actions by Scotland players

    Totally agree: Gough at right back was superb for us, and with McLeish, Miller and Malpas alongside him, we had an awesome defence. Pity the rest of the areas of the team weren't as dependable in those days.
  10. I only realised when I was in my 30s that he was Scottish. I loathed their programme throughout the 70s and 80s, yet really liked the two of them as performers and people ouwith the confines of their douible act. Having said that, the "Mastermind" skethc is excellent.
  11. Going to be heretical and say I thought both Mel Gibson in "Braveheart" and Johnny Lee Miller" in "Trainspotting" were good at Scottish accents.
  12. Rip Jimmy Hill

    Great, great football man - defender of the genuine punters, an innovator, a good, honest and clear analysts, and he was a gentleman about his fling with Raquel Welch. I'm really sorry about the chant that vilified him for years.
  13. Totally agree with everyone point you make, other than SAF preferring Narey to McLeish in 86 World Cup - McLeish got injured and Narey had to replace him, and did, as you say, a great job along with the rest of rhe defence.
  14. I despise that saying. The recent one that also makes me loathe the people who use it is indicating being reluctant about something by saying; "But, well, hey ho..."
  15. This, this, this, this, this. People forget how solid we were at the back in the 80s; in fact, if the players in midfield and up front had been half as dependably effective, we'd maybe have got places.