Well here we are again, the best time of the year with the greatest spectacle the game has to offer. Of course I am talking State of Origin!!!
Last year the “experts” predicted a NSW clean sweep as they lined up against the “…worst Queensland Origin side in the history of the game. It was an easy win for the mighty Cane Toads but they will be up against it this year.
For mine, the two players that will break it open for the Blues are Tobasco Sauce and Tommy Turdlinger. Addo-Carr will do his usual seagull act on the wings, but the main focus for the Queenslanders will be to shut down two of the game’s most dangerous players. Couple those guys with The Ferret (Damian Cook) and they are simply lethal…but we said that last year and looked what happened.
Bluser fans (AND MYSELF) are blowing up because the game got moved from Melbourne to Brownsville, home ground of the Brokeback Mountain Cowgirls. Sure, there will be a hostile Queensland crowd there, but if you want the glory, you have to be able to win anywhere.
The mighty Maroons are hurting after a plethora of injuries and although that is not an excuse, they are certainly under the pump in this series. The young guns need to draw on last year’s experiences and step accordingly. The Blues will be making the trek north with supreme confidence but that could be their downfall…again. Time to shine Queensland!!!
This will be a brutal encounter and I just hope that the Referees take a back seat because I would hate to see the same kind of farcical refereeing decisions which have been plaguing the game since the “Magical Round”. Let’s bring some common sense to the party please!!!
My tip – the Maroons by 14
Well that’s what I think…