An open letter of thanks to the Celtic family – Please read.

It’s no secret now that my family and myself have hit hard times and we are sadly not alone as there are millions around the world going through the same thing.
Yesterday was the darkest day we have had to face. I won’t  go into detail but it was pretty horrendous. Only two good thing came out o it was that it looks like we can hold onto our home  via a program set up by the Scottish government who have agreed subject to a valuation to allow us to sell our home back to a local authority. Looks like we will lose around £10k -£15k because of the housing market collapse.
The other good thing and most heartening of all was the response from the Celtic family for donations to keep The Celtic Network alive. We still have a few quid to raise yet however as a family we have been totally taken aback by the generosity shown from readers on TCN., We still have a bit more to raise yet  to cover next year’s costs.
I aim to pay off next year’s hosting costs and use any money spare to be donated to KANO, Good Child Foundation and the John Hartson trust. I promise to publish all the figures so that everyone who donates will see where their money has been spent.
We would be very grateful if you could make even a small donation to our paypal account on the first page of the site.
Unfortunately as a result of these hard times I won’t be able to renew my ST for next season  but I still hope to attend some games.
Once again a very big thank you from my family and myself.
James
As an add on I’d like to thank everyone for their encouragement in finding a job. As I wrote before I suffer from depression just like the Gaffer. My problem is that just now I’m at the lowest point in the cycle. This means that my confidence is shot to pieces therefore I’m actually scared to apply for a job because I don’t believe I’m good enough at what I do. This is not a sob story it’s simply a fact of life. I went to an interview yesterday   and I got the feeling I had done really well only for the guy to call and tell me that they were really looking for someone with PHP experience. The strange thing is to build a site like this you really need PHP experience so I don’t understand why I never got the job.
Note to everyone. Over the past 10 yrs Health authorities in the UK have been outsourcing data management to India. It has now transpired that the companies in India were selling on your health records to the highest bidder. My worry is that companies have illegal access to peoples health records and I may be flagged up as having mental health issues. I know I’m good at my job so it makes me wonder if that is the reason I keep getting knocked back. Just a thought, could just be the state of mind I am in at present.

Comments

  1. Tend to go to most away games, don’t always make home games, so your’re welcome to use my ticket any time you want, p.s i can always scrounge another one from someone else.

  2. Tend to go to most away games, don’t always make home games, so your’re welcome to use my ticket any time you want, p.s i can always scrounge another one from someone else.

    1. Cheers Paul but I have a reseller account so I need to look after my clients hoping things will pick up. Once I feel better I’m planning a major PR assault. But for now I just have to relax.

    1. Cheers Paul but I have a reseller account so I need to look after my clients hoping things will pick up. Once I feel better I’m planning a major PR assault. But for now I just have to relax.

  3. James, words of encouragement is great medicine. I have also felt the same as you, so knowing you are not alone, is always a positive. Take what you have done with the site as a shining example of your ability and skill. Yes people are on hard times, but you should try and never question, your own worth, or contribution. Keep the faith and as long as you take the hard knocks, the good times are just around the corner, and are all the more sweeter. Believe in yourself and confidence will grow.YNWA

  4. James, words of encouragement is great medicine. I have also felt the same as you, so knowing you are not alone, is always a positive. Take what you have done with the site as a shining example of your ability and skill. Yes people are on hard times, but you should try and never question, your own worth, or contribution. Keep the faith and as long as you take the hard knocks, the good times are just around the corner, and are all the more sweeter. Believe in yourself and confidence will grow.YNWA

  5. James
    I too have a very difficult period in my life between 2004 and 2008.
    The death of my parents, my one and only brother, an uncle, and a friend, as well as the end of a 24 yr marriage.
    There were times when I thought the ‘darkness’ would never end. But it has. My life is now so much better.
    I had to stay strong, not just for me but for my kids[adults] and the rest of my loved ones.
    I found that I am a stronger guy than I dared bekieve.
    Stay strong James. There will be light.
    Hail Hail
    Stevie
    CentralMTK [Twitter}

  6. James
    I too have a very difficult period in my life between 2004 and 2008.
    The death of my parents, my one and only brother, an uncle, and a friend, as well as the end of a 24 yr marriage.
    There were times when I thought the ‘darkness’ would never end. But it has. My life is now so much better.
    I had to stay strong, not just for me but for my kids[adults] and the rest of my loved ones.
    I found that I am a stronger guy than I dared bekieve.
    Stay strong James. There will be light.
    Hail Hail
    Stevie
    CentralMTK [Twitter}

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