A Prayer For Newcastle United – More To Life Than Money

One Newcastle fan is priest Stephen Foster, and he has written a prayer seeking help from above to help Newcastle United and in particular Stephen is hoping that owner Mike Ashley will leave the club.

The report is in today Chronicle.

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Father Stephen Foster a prayer for Newcastle United

The priest has written a prayer which we list in its entirety below,  and he has asked the Lord for help in getting Mike Ashley out the club.

Stephen is currently living in Ireland and he’s hoping something from heaven can do the trick.

“It’s a prayer to the Lord to try and change the mentality of the owner and the club.” “It’s about getting the best for the fans. We are going through a difficult time but things can improve.”

In his prayer Stephen points out there is more to life than money, and either rhte owner – who is not named – leaves the club or changes the way he runs the club.

A prayer for Newcastle United

Dear Father in Heaven

Listen to our prayer in the midst of our suffering.

To be at St James Park is where we want to be. To win is great. To see passion, excitement, endeavour and skill is ecstatic.

To lose is always terrible. It takes some time to recover. But now we are being attacked from within. We are more financially secure now, but the cost is great. No involvement in cups is allowed.

Best players sold. Mediocre mid-table finish is what is demanded.

The balance sheet has become the most important thing.

But this is not what we want.

And so Heavenly Father, grant that the owner will see more to this than profit and balance sheet. That there is more to life than money. It’s about families and belonging.

Being happy.

If you spend your hard-earned money on a match ticket, it’s an insult to witness passionless, mercenary football.

Our family is Newcastle. Give us what we want.

But, if he is not prepared to change Heavenly Father, give him the insight to know it’s time to go.

Give us a new owner (or a new mentality for the present owner) who will take our spirit and not crush it but revive it.

Give us someone who will not rename our stadium from St James Park, not change the color of our strip. Not rebrand us into something we are not.

We’ve had highs and lows. Notably the Fairs Cup. That was a great year. But too many lows.

Help us now,


But Stephen we need a prayer to stay up this season too – which is more immediate ….

Here’s a question – will this be read out before the game against West Brom on Saturday over the loud speakers?

Hey – we might even win the game.

Nah – that would be a miracle.

12 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    May 5, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    better off asking the devil direct to fcuk off

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 5, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    But there are still 30,000 fools attending the matches…

  • hibbit

    May 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    not a religious guy but at this moment we need all the help we can get

  • Dondatta13

    May 5, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #4


    Your stance has baffled me in regards to shunning the protests and the effort the AO campaign, or “brigade” as you sometimes call them.

    When you keep comming out with this “get behind the lads, support the team” line, time after time, i’m left scratching my head, I really am.

    It’s fast approaching 60 years since our last domestic silverware. NUFC has been gifted with blind faith and an almost religious following in those 60 years. What has that effort, and it is an effort at times to support this club, what has it acheived?

    And then it hit me, like a bolt of lightning (from across the Atlantic). The fact is your stance in regard to boycotts etc all stems from a rather SELFISH standpoint… If or when NUFC get relegated, you will not have any live coverage of NUFC games in the USA!

    The mood in and around this city is nothing short of depressing, fat lad has left a god aweful vibe all across this great region.

    He has destroyed this once great club with stupid decisions, managers, DoF, renaming the stadium, his cheap tat shop advertising, selling our crown jewels, his treatment of our legends, the list goes on and on and on…

    But hey, what does that matter right? As long as YOU get to see the live games eh?


  • Catchy's Pet Lip

    May 5, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Can people associated with NUFC quit acting like clowns for MAs further amusement? Get real and recognise the only way to change it is to boycott until he has gone, whatever it takes, even dropping down to League 1 is completely fine by me if it meant it got rid of him. There is no point in plodding along in this state.

  • beermonkey

    May 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #6

    so were having bids for players accepted
    well of course we are doesn’t mean he will come

    so why now why not before the season started why not in jan
    could it be that the masses are revolting season tickets aint selling

    do they think were thick
    (please don’t answer that)

  • optimistic prime

    May 5, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #7

    John Tudor

    Ravenswood around 10 years after

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 5, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Dear Father in Heaven lol got to laugh …

    He’s out helping Santa and the tooth fairy.

  • nufconceandfuturekings

    May 5, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Amen to all the above, Father.

  • lochinvar

    May 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Dust to Dust
    Ashley to Ashley

  • MidlandsMag

    May 5, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #11


    I think you may have hit the nail on the head there.

    Also I suppose, the less people that see the matches, the less input into the blog there will be.

  • TheToonKing

    May 5, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #12

    lol, is this for real ? A prayer to the imaginary man in the sky is exactly what we need right now.


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