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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. Memories Of Your First Scotland Game

    England 1970 - me, my old man and 137,000 others - what a noise! Hooked for life despite it being (at the time) the only 0-0 since the original fixture in 1872 - we've struggled for goals ever since! We thought we should have had 3 pens (you never forget!). Maybe we're a wee bit biased but see the clip 40 seconds in (Labone on Stein)
  2. Cubs

    Great call to have made in May - hope you had money on it! Brilliant World Series - it must have been a blast being at the games (especially 5 6 and 7). I'm more of a White Sox guy but congrats to the Cubs and great for Chicago. At last a (long overdue) win for the north side elite 1908 - 2016 - 2124 ??
  3. glastonbury

    Just back from my first Glasto - no shortage of drugs bevvy shaggin or sweary words (most of the latter dropped by Adele). My highlights are far too many to mention but included James, Christine, Half Moon Run, Foals, Paul Carrack, Catfish, Coldplay, and a brilliant unpublicised Travis set in Croissant Neuf TV and headliners are important but the festival is still about SOOOO much more than that. If you haven't been, go. I'll be back next year, despite (maybe even because of) the mud
  4. The players can't be bothered...

    I agree with the general tone on this but tbf WGS has a very good record in friendlies while before he arrived we couldn't win one. Despite all the withdrawals, he could yet start with this team: Marshall; Patterson Hanley Martin Mulgrew; Fletcher McArthur Phillips Ritchie Anya; Fletcher .....and how motivated are Italy? They're missing a lot of players too and may just take a breather or be a bit complacent for this game too. (Look how knackered the Madrid teams were last night). So how's that for an optimistic approach? (just need somewhere to watch it now!) C'mon Scotland!
  5. Did I hear a new song ?

    Think folk could remember this? When it builds and wraps around the inside of the Camp Nou, it's electric........ .......it's only 2.5 words (max) to remember I - Inde - Independencia maybe one day...........
  6. Jimmy Hill Deid

    RIP Jimmy Hill A great guy who made the game so much better. We loved to "hate" him but it was all lighthearted and he took it with good grace in the same spirit. I'll be happy to join in with a chorus to his memory at the next game or on the Mt Florida train
  7. Good Luck Bosnia Thread

    I stopped travelling to away games (and zeroed my SSC points) because of the Levein 'way'. The margins are very fine though: despite all the despair of the Levein days, we were a shocking penalty decision v Czech Rep away from the playoffs. I've since built my points back up again and at least I'm watching a team which (Tbilisi inexplicably aside) carries a goal threat. Still hurting just the same though. It's just the way it is ?
  8. Good Luck Bosnia Thread

    23 Randolph 2 Coleman 5 Keogh 12 Clark 19 Brady 6 Whelan (sub O'Shea) 8 McCarthy 14 Walters 20 Hoolahan (sub McClean) 21 Hendrick 13 Murphy (sub Long) Losing to this team tells you as much about the challenge facing WGS as it does about the achievement of MON and his mediocre but committed and hard working squad. To Republic of Ireland and your fans: well done and good luck in France. Have a blast next summer, pity we're not there to cross paths at some French railway station and share a few beers. I'm stilll gutted about non-Q, and the Tbilisi performance in particular, but it's nobody's fault but our own. Wishing failure on every team that beats us would soon make watching international football a miserable experience for us! This isn't rivalry, it's just petty. While I grew up with this mentality and understand it, anyone "outside looking in" will not. They will NOT see the proud confident modern progressive inclusive (and independent) Scotland that we aspire to be and that I want to follow. It's not always easy.......taking 4 points of the World Champions would help though!
  9. We'll always agree with those we support and verbally abuse those we don't (or just don't like) BUT I think that was the best QT I've seen for a long time. Why? More strongly held, personal and contrasting views were expressed than usual and IMO were expressed with a higher degree of integrity and passion than usual, and all with very little heckling or points scoring. Good show
  10. Heard this a few weeks ago at Camp Nou (though not at this game). It just started and went round the entire ground - amazing https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2PV9DHB0brw Hope beyond hope that one day I'll hear its equivalent at Hampden
  11. Australia V Scotland

    Wow - that's unbelievable. There goes a career
  12. Jordan Rhodes

    Naw - they're all way too old
  13. Points System

    Agree, and our defence in the closing minutes could prove valuable for the same reason. They showed great commitment and sound discipline especially since the 5 points were long won by then
  14. Can't agree with that - I think it's a crackling story
  15. Germany Game - Added Time

    Watched the game when I got home and noted there was no added on time at half time.....after 4 goals? I thought the officials had to add a minimum 30 seconds for goals and subs. Anyone clarify this?