Carol For Carroll!

Last updated : 17 December 2010 By Footy Mad - Editor


The Magpies mad Reverend named his son Ossie, now 19, after former United manager Osvaldo Ardiles, and has been chaplain at St Andrew’s for nine years, and a Reverend in the North East for more than 23 years.

Glyn Evans: “I’ve been a season ticket holder for every day of that 23 years.

“I’ve written hymns about Newcastle United for years now about some of their best players and managers like Sir Bobby Robson and Alan Shearer.

“I wanted to write a new Christmas Carol this year so I thought it would be apt to do one about Andy Carroll.

“Christmas is a special time and Carroll has had a special season – he’s scored loads of goals and he’s been selected for England – so I thought it would be perfect to write it about him.

“St Andrew’s is the parish church of St James’ Park so it’s fitting for us to sing hymns about football. We’re all big fans here.

“It ties in with religion because everyone is born with a gift from God, and Andy Carroll clearly has a gift for football and hopefully he can bring joy to our people.

“I’ve got to admit I’m jealous of a few of the gifts he has. I’m especially jealous of his hair.

“But we all have gifts, and that is one of the messages I would like people to take from this.

“Apart from anything else, if the song brings any joy or happiness to anyone then I’m happy, because that is what Christmas is about.”