Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Finally a Reason for a Blues' Fan to Shout Hurray

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Finally a Reason for a Blues' Fan to Shout Hurray

Article excerpt

I KNOW this column will go down like a lead balloon with many of the readers, so why am I writing it, you may ask.

Well if you have been sitting around for eight years waiting to cheer for your team, you also might be wanting to shout hurray like me today.

Yes, it's time to admit that I was dragged up on the streets of Sydney and, when it comes to State of Origin, I am as blue as they come.

Can you understand that, for the past eight years, my life has been nothing but a misery when it came to watching the greatest football contest we have in this country, the State of Origin?

Each year we have promised plenty and delivered little as Mal's marauders have torn the hearts out of the best we could send to the colosseum.

On Wednesday I talked it up in the pro Qld newsroom at the QT, pretending that we had a chance to win at Suncorp. …

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