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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. Scottish Players Summer Transfer Rumours

    Central defenders often do develop later. Many play their best football in their 30's if they keep injury free. Colin Hendry was a late developer?
  2. Scottish Players Summer Transfer Rumours

    I've seen a fair bit of Cooper at Leeds. He is up and down. Had some horrible moments and some really good games. I think he is 24 so time to mature. He can hit superb long balls with his left foot but occasionally drives them straight to an opponent. Quite tough and occasionally rash. He has potential but I'd be nervous if he was playing v Slovakia and Slovenia (although no more nervous than our other centre halves). The good thing at the moment is he is in the Leeds team every week (thanks to Bartely leaving and injuries to others). Leeds have kept 5 clean sheets running in the championship so his confidence will be good. wrong thread. sorry.
  3. Gonna miss this place

    Sad news. I joined some years ago and the amount of superb people I have had advice and help form via TAMB is incredible. I organised quite a few trips to Hampden (which always included some cultural aspects and lots of drinking) for my Dad and mates and could not have done it very well without help from people on here. I received a brilliant cd of Scottish music from one TAMBer. Came up to Scotland on my own for the Italy game 2007 and organised my accomodation and meet ups with TAMB help. I even managed to set up a fledgling Yorkshire Tartan Army through TAMB. Thanks to all the TAMB organisers and members for lots of good arguments and humour.
  4. lee griffiths

    I don't see how Snodgrass can keep his place now. Seems slow and unable to beat a man and even his set pieces now miss their intended targets most of the time.
  5. Scottish Players Summer Transfer Rumours

    Griffiths to Leeds is a rumour down here.
  6. New jerseys?

    I like the touch of red. There should also be a dirk in the socks to deal with awkward opponents.
  7. New jerseys?

    Keep the traditional round badge and keep it large. Simple white collar and cuffs. Real dark blue shirt (I don't mind some subtle tartan under the arms). White shorts and red turnovers on the dark blue socks.
  8. Where are they now?

    True. I will try and find some more programmes from youth games I have attended and post them up here.
  9. Where are they now?

    Just found the programme from this match. Friday 8th Decemebr 2006 at York City. England won 2-1. England squad; Declan Rudd. Wesley Fodderingham. Adam Smith. Chris Solly. Thomas Cruise. Jack Rodwell. David Brown. Nicky Ajose. Oliver Norwood. Mitchell McPike. Harry Forrester. John Bostok. Dean Parrett. Ryan Mason. Sean Highdale. Sanchez Watt. James Ellison. Nathan Delfouneso. Scotland squad; James Wood. Grant Adam. Stephen Forbes. Scott Durie. Daniel Wilson. David McAuliffe. John Fleck. Daniel Thomson. Jamie Ness. Gordon Smith. Alex Cooper. Gregg Wylde. Michael O'Halloran. Archie Campbell. Sean Fitzharis. Robert McHugh. David Love. Ryan Martin. Goals - Nicky Ajose and Nathan Delfouneso for England and Robert McHugh for Scotland.
  10. Team v England

    I'd go with a starting line up of; Gordon Tierney Martin Mulgrew Robertson D Fletcher Fraser Armstrong Brown Anya Griffiths I can't see S Fletcher, Rhodes, or C Martin worrying England's defence too much but Griffiths is faster and his movement may make a difference. Anya is quick and will track back, Fraser is a good enthusiastic team player and is on form. Armstrong will be in for his all round game and energy. Brown wouldn't last 90 mins but can get stuck in and he is clever enough to attack when we have the ball (he may also wind up some of the cocky England midfielders). D Fletcher in for some calmness and experience (and to draw the referee's attention when Rose, Vardy, Lalanna, Ali and Sterling are performing their diving routines).
  11. Team for Slovenia

    Karanka and Strachan haven't had faith Rhodes can be the main striker. Rhodes offers little to a team other than being a goal poacher. He has an impressive track record at championship level but is the sort of player who if he doesn't score then offers little. He doesn't harry or bully defenders like Joe Jordan. He doesn't whizz about like Kenny Miller. Strachan would have to be sure that the rest of the Scotland team would be energetic enough and have enough of the ball in attacking areas to play Rhodes. It's possible versus England Rhodes wouldn't touch the ball. There again he might latch on to two good crosses and score with his only two touches. Who knows? That's football.
  12. Team for Canada Game

    I used to watch Snodgrass a few years back at Leeds. His best position IMO was right wing (though he was confident and talented enough to come inside). He often beat men with skill and often cut back to get on his left foot to score. He was never fast but he charged up and down the wing enthusiastically. As the years have gone on he seems to do less dribbling and slicing through a defence and relies on a more sedate 'playmaker' role. I'm not sure he is good enough for Scotland to be a key playmaker in the sense I don't see him running a game and dictating how the team play. He can whip in brilliant balls but Scotland don't have top class centre forward who gets on the end of these deliveries. I'm not sure I would play him v Slovenia. I think he is quite predictable central and the opposition seem to stifle him quite well. if I did play him I'd put him wide right (though I'd be worried he wouldn't track back to help our emergency right back). So maybe have him wide left as Tierney/Wallace/Robertson have the energy to cope better if he can't whizz about. Hope he proves me wrong if he does play.
  13. Scotland Players In Action 2016/17

    I can see why managers think Rhodes isn't worth playing (unless you are sure your team will be on top and getting lots of balls into the box) BUT do any of our other strikers effectively hold the ball up? Do any of them contribute so much more that it is better to play them rather than a 'goal hanger'. If Rhodes barely touches the ball but scores then isn't he contributing more than our current strikers who simply cannot put the ball into the net? Griffiths being the latest to fluff half chances v Engalnd.
  14. Team for Canada Game

    How about trying Bridcutt as defensive midfielder? He rarely comes into the opposition half for Leeds but makes a lot of tackles and usually passes it well. Sitting Fletcher/Brown/Morrison/MacArthur etc deeper may be counter productive (do they fully commit to attacks?). I think it is vital we protect our chocolate defence but would a specialist be better rather than a good all rounder trying to play box to box. Could we get more in terms of goals from our other midfielders if they knew there was bespoke defensive midfielder behind them?