Years of pain were salved when a Ferndale Lake gentleman ventured into his backyard at the conclusion of the State of Origin match on Sunday night and bellowed a statement to all Queenslanders. It was simple, pithy and very to the point. Obviously it was a proud New South Welshman, at last able to proclaim his allegiances, embrace the triumph on the field, and turn his back on years of humiliation. The neighbouring households, all blanketed with this collective damnation, were very silent. Even the dogs, usually quick to remark on even the slightest rattling of a pot or a spoon, had pulled their hands in. Every dog has his day..