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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. Friendly Next Month

    Not sure if this is a wind up, but just to clarify it, QP fans don't get any discount for Scotland games.
  2. Friendly Next Month

    Hopefully all the "move the games around / Hampden is shite" mob will be filling Pittodrie for this one.
  3. Toulon Tournoi

    2-3 defeat to Czech Rep. Two from Burke; good finish as he broke away in the first minute to put us ahead. Then down 1-2 before Burke scored a penalty. We lost a third a couple of mins later. Burke looks a bit out of place to be honest. Ralston of Celtic was good and we have a couple of big , but not exactly pacey, guys at the back. The Czechs were a bit more skillful and a bit more physical than us. If we can learn from this (Brazil and Indonesia to play), it'll have been very worthwhile. A reasonable performance against a team that are pretty fair at this level.
  4. Toulon Tournoi

    In Salon for the first game. Nice wee town and there is a pub cum glorified beer off licence in the main square that has stacks of different beers and it's reasonably priced "My Beer". Very near the ground. By the way, Nice or Marseilles...the pick pockets are very, very good (aka bastards)! Look after yer gear and don't carry anything in outside pockets.
  5. An old story....supposedly Stan Bowles gambled all his wages away when he was at QPR. His wife contacted the club to see if they could help out and they agreed to give him £100 a week (a fair bit of money back then) to gamble, and the rest of his wages went directly to his wife.
  6. I saw your message re your bus.  Would you let me know if you have a couple of spaces please?  Might be three, but definitely two.


    Keith McAllister


    1. Flure


      Hi, Keith.

      I assume you're talking about the Canada game?
      When we firm things up, places will be available to members first then to non-members for £10.

      However, annual membership of WESTA is only £12, so.........




      John Daly

    2. Hampden Diehard

      Hampden Diehard

      John - aye, it was the Canada game.  I think I'm in the WWTA, but point taken!

      Cheers - I'll keep an eye open.

      Thanks for letting me know


  7. Bus to Canada game from Glasgow

    Is anyone organising a bus for this one from / calling at Glasgow?
  8. JD sports refused me SSC discount

    Went onto their site as I quite fancied buying myself a polo shirt / tracky top...and almost everything has "Vauxhall" on it. No thanks.
  9. Scotland fans booing their own players

    Many years ago, Scotland were playing at Aberdeen and guys were giving Ian Ferguson absolute pelters, simply because he was a Rangers player. I pulled one of them up on it and his reply that he was a Rangers player and Aberdeen fans hate Rangers. I pointed out that he was a Scotland player in this game and he should be supporting all our players and that he should have stayed in the house if he wasn't prepared to do that. He looked quite perplexed. Some of the Aberdeen guys are absolute fannies, trying so hard to out-hate Celtic fans when it comes to hating Rangers. I'm not bothered whatsoever about what they do at club matches, but it shouldn't spill into internationals.
  10. Scotland fans booing their own players

    I understand the week of football thing. My understanding is that whilst dates are set by UEFA / FIFA, kick off times are not. FFS.
  11. Scotland fans booing their own players

    And while I,m on a roll,the atmosphere isn't helped when crowd noise is discouraged by shite music being played at a squillion decibels. And what to play when we score? Fech all, let the crowd make the noise.
  12. Scotland fans booing their own players

    I think that the frustration level with being a Scotland fan is getting to people....me included. Let's face it, we're pish. The standard of player available to Strachan is pretty poor. I don't agree with some of his selections, but FFS, he's better than Levein. We just don't have quality in all but a couple of positions. How many of the team would get anywhere near the England side? It doesn't help that we're being stiffed off the park as well. I'm assuming that we kicked off at 7.45pm because the TV money was better than if we kicked off at 3.00pm. Someone tell me different. Ditto the lunacy of playing Gibraltar on a Sunday evening rather than at 3.00pm when you might have got a crowd. A 3.00pm KO on Saturday would have allowed the guys from further away have a day out without thinking about getting home next morning. The SFA are simply not listening to the fans on this and people are voting with their feet. And cash. The televising of games via daft wee satellite / cable companies doesn't help promote the team. For friendlies, it's almost impossible to see the game live and some pubs have given up on friendlies. The SFA have to man up to this one and accept less cash to allow more people to view the games. The strip - £55 for the top and the away top looks like it was chosen by Stevie Wonder. Shite! Away tickets - we all pay the extortionate membership fee and we should all get the same chance for away tickets, and I say that as someone with a few away "points". Ticket prices - I bought the season ticket and it cost me £36 for the North Stand. Hardly a bargain. £32 for Gibraltar last campaign. £36 for pish against a poor side (who drew with us!). And while I'm on a run - the "well done lads" from the fans at the game in Faro stuck in my craw. The team and management fecked it up true and proper and here were 10000 cheering them like they were champs. If I had been Strachan, I'd have been red-faced. I know it's great to be behind the team win, lose or draw, but this just went too far. So, after that I feel a bit better. It's a combination of things that have left many fans a bit less tolerant of pish displays. And Saturday was a pish display. Lithuania fully deserved their point and we now face an uphill struggle to be second, let alone one of the better second finishers.
  13. Berlin City Tours

    If you're interested in the whole spy thing, the Cold War Walking Tour by Insider Tours is an absolute must. An incredibly tall guy called Barnaby was the guide and he was excellent.
  14. Berlin

    Stasi Museum was Ok, but better if you can imagine the scenes from Deutschland 83 that were filmed there. Also did the Cold War walking tour which was fascinating; best 12 euros I spent in the city. If you can, get a kebab from Mustapha's - it'll be the best you've ever tasted, but be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes. For free and if you like architecture, walk up Karl Marx Allee in the old East.
  15. November Friendly/friendlies

    What's often overlooked with Vogts is that the team he took over was full of auld guys who disappeared all at the same time, leaving him with lots of gaps to fill and no one with any sort of experience to replace them. No wonder he played so many friendlies. Can't believe Strachan doesn't want a game. How often does he get the chance to work with the players, and here he is not using it? Surely he'll at least have a training weekend?