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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. Slovenian Domestic League

    anyone up for the Zagorje match? thats the one half an hour east of Ljubljana. always think it's more fun showing up in a provicial town a la Orihuela / Vlasim.
  2. Slovenian Domestic League

    No interest in these?
  3. Ljubljana for Slovakia match

    You're quite right; however, sometimes things aren't as they should be. Should I be at Hampden? Yes. Absolutely. Guilty as charged.
  4. Ljubljana for Slovakia match

    I'll be there. Arriving Wednesday.
  5. Slovenian Domestic League

    Slovenian groundhopping site including photos and maps... NK Zagorje http://en.stadioni.org/zagorje-ob-savi/mestni-stadion/ NK Ilirija Ljubljana 1911 http://en.stadioni.org/ljubljana/sportni-park-ilirija/
  6. Slovenian Domestic League

    May be of interest to some... Especially those of you who enjoyed those wonderful day's at Graffin Vlasim v Dukla Prague and Orihuela v Cadiz... I've had a good look into this and on the Saturday, the match (well, the ground) which caught my eye was Zagorje v. SIJ Acroni Jesenice in 3.Liga CENTRE, which is being played in the town of Zagorje ob Savi (29 miles east of Ljubljana). Kick-off: 4pm. There are regular trains. In the 2nd tier, in Ljubljana, NK Ilirija 1911 have a home match against Farmtech Verzej, which appears to have been moved from the Sunday to the Saturday. Kick-off 3.30pm at the "Sportni Park Ilirija" (address: Vodnikova Cesta 155. Just 3.4km north west of Ljubljana old town. A (fairly) vast bowl; much of it grass banking, but also with a side seating. 2nd tier: http://www.nzs.si/tekmovanja/?id_menu=237 3rd tier: http://www.nzs.si/tekmovanja/?id_menu=286
  7. The Pot Still and The State are both lovely old pubs.
  8. Kanous Or Villnias ?

    Quite agree. I love Kaunas... A couple of bad Scotland results aside, I've never had anything less than a great time there. I was saying friends the other day, I've never known anywhere divide opinion like it.People use the term 'Marmite' to refer to something, which is loved or hated, but the division created by Kaunas is astonishing.Some (myself included) will defend Kaunas to the hilt, whilst other's are utterly scathing in their hatred of the place.Even if people disagree on something, they can usually see the other person's perspective, but with Kaunas the liker's cannot see why the hater's, hate it and the hater's cannot see why the liker's, like it.I remember the last time we were there, we played on the Friday night and I was in Kaunas until the Monday (!)IIRC, my wish was to stay for the weekend + the logistics of getting to Glasgow for the Liechtenstein match.I concluded 1) I would easily be the last fan in Kaunas and 2) Sunday night in Kaunas would be very quiet... I was wrong on both counts.Surprisingly, there were plenty of TA still kicking about two nights after the match and I remember chatting to some on the Sunday afternoon about the whole Kaunas/Marmite thing... Those fans who hung around seemed very content; it wasn't raucous; thing's had quietened down, but I remember that jovial, relaxed, balmy autumn afternoon... On the bevvy.As I said, I don't know why the hater's hate it, but I... I just like the place.Reading up about it again more recently, there are still thing's in Kaunas I haven't seen. I'd be happy enough if Kaunas was named the venue.
  9. Women's UEFA finals, Netherlands

    FYI, you can catch train's from Schiphol Airport direct to Rotterdam; no need to go into Amsterdam Central (unless you want to of course).
  10. Women's UEFA finals, Netherlands

    I asked my group about this, but there was little interest; ironically, the most vocal against it was female. Personally, I think it's worth consideration. What's not to like? It's a Scotland team... It's summer... It's a trip to the cities of Utrecht or Rotterdam or (I forget the third city). Its playing at Sparta Rotterdam's historic ground (one of the oldest clubs/grounds in the Netherlands?) And last, but not least, the Ladies have qualified for a tournament, which the men have failed do time and time again over the past 19 years.
  11. What can we do better?

    Haven't read all this thread, but get Anya, Griffiths, Naismith and perhaps Burke in the starting XI S. Fletcher wins f*ck all in the box... Anya, Griffiths and Naismith can all receive the ball deep and travel towards the area/goal with the ball - at the very least it will give opposing defender's something to deal with (whereas they haven't had f*ck all to worry about recently). 4-3-3
  12. It looks like their bra's have slid up.
  13. Aye, I did the tour two winter's ago. There are X number of tours every year and it lasted about 3 hours. I loved it. It wasn't just technical stuff; there was stuff about the history of the immediate area (the Wall and the watchtower's were very close) and stories about Bowie and Iggy in Berlin It was just great knowing you were stood in the very room where Bowie had recorded 'Heroes' and where U2 had recorded 'One'. As I said, if you like Bowie, U2, Depeche Mode, Iggy or if you're just interested in the technical aspects, you'll enjoy it. Not only the studio tour either... http://www.musictours-berlin.com/ P.S. at the end, they'll play some songs through a mixing desk and some absolutely top-notch speakers. Superb! But when he's played those, ask for 'Zoo Station' - awesome through those speakers!!!
  14. After U2 went to Hansa Studios in Berlin to record Achtung Baby (26 years ago? F*ck, time flies!) I for some strange reason wanted to hear more of the music previously recorded at Hansa; the whole Hansa/Berlin thing seemed very evocative. That of course, meant Bowie; not least the "Heroes" album. Really struggled with it when I was younger, but tried it again about ten or fifteen years later and loved it. Having disliked it my first time around, I can accept it wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea; 'avant garde' or crap depending on your perspective, but much of it succeeds in taking you to a place and a time i.e. Cold War Berlin. It's a good listen if you're ever travelling through Eastern Europe by train in the depths of winter! P.S can highly recommend the Hansa Studio tour for any Bowie, U2 or Depeche Mode fans.
  15. southampton

    Southampton don't want to sell, but sadly these are the times we live in. We kept the likes of Schneidelin and Wanyama for a year longer than they wanted to be here. We've given extensions (6 year contacts) to Forster and Van Dijk. Wanyama only had 1 year left on his contract and we got back what we paid Celtic. Prior to that we offered Wanyama umpteen contracts and he simply would not sign; what more can we do? He wanted to go to Tottenham and the bright lights of London. How are Saints raking it in? Long contracts when the player's sign = demanding big money if they want to move on. Are they all worth the money? Every single one of them was an excellent player for Southampton and I see no reason why we should roll over when the big boys come calling... Pay up or f*ck off is the message.