TOP FIVE: How to drive Queenslanders mad

QUEENSLANDERS are a strange mob.

There's not a lot that gets on our nerves.

Cyclones, floods, droughts and even the occasional snowfall at the southern end of the state isn't enough to fluster us, we roll up our sleeves and battle through.

But put us next to an annoying New South Welshman on State of Origin night and all of a sudden, it's battle stations.

Here's the top five things that get under a Queensland fan's skin on Origin night.

1. No, no, no, no, no!

Phil Gould tweets on the need for a  new NRL reserve grade competition and the relegation of the Intrust Super Cup to a third-tier have fired up Ipswich Jets chairman Steve Johnson.
Phil Gould tweets on the need for a new NRL reserve grade competition and the relegation of the Intrust Super Cup to a third-tier have fired up Ipswich Jets chairman Steve Johnson. Contributed

 

Just the sight of the former New South Wales coach and current Channel 9 commentator, Phil Gould is enough to make the most hardened Queensland fan sick to the stomach.

Although it's hard to argue with Gould's expertise and knowledge of the game, he is unashamedly a Blues supporter.

 

His famous 'final word' speeches in the moments before kick-off have become synonymous with Origin night and like him or loathe him, he sure gets people talking.

 

2. The NSW fan who says the Queensland team is made up of southerners

Maroons player Greg Inglis with possession during State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Maroons player Greg Inglis with possession during State of Origin Game III between the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY DAVE HUNT

There's nothing more painful than having a 'Cockroach' tell you half your team is made up of New South Wales players.

Some of the more famous examples of blurred state lines have been New South Wales halfback Peter Sterling (born in Toowoomba), Queensland superstar Greg Inglis (Born in Bowraville, NSW) and even the man who bleeds maroon, Billy Moore (Tenterfield, NSW).

One fan created this hilarious video back in 2013 to try and explain the situation.

 

 

3. Claiming Andrew 'Joey' Johns is the greatest player of all time

Sydney, June 15, 2005. Andrew Johns for the NSW Blues celebrates their win at the State of Origin Game 2 at Sydney Olympic Stadium, Wedesday June 15th 2005. (AAP Image/Action Photographics/Charlie Knight) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Sydney, June 15, 2005. Andrew Johns for the NSW Blues celebrates their win at the State of Origin Game 2 at Sydney Olympic Stadium, Wedesday June 15th 2005. (AAP Image/Action Photographics/Charlie Knight) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY CHARLIE KNIGHT

Now the blood is really boiling. How dare anyone mention the man dubbed 'barge arse' by his brother Matthew in the same breath as the 'King' of Queensland, Wally Lewis.

In fairness, Johns had it all. The cut-out ball, the kicking game, the running game. He was the complete halfback.

But everyone in Queensland knows there can only be one King.

 

4. Don't touch Wally's statue!

 

Every year some smart-alec decides it would be REALLY funny to decorate the 'King's' statue in front of Suncorp Stadium.

Keep trying New South Wales, that's as close as a piece of Blues merchandise will get to an Origin shield this year.

5. If all else fails...hire the Wiggles to drive us all mad

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If you have children, or grew up in the '90s, you'll know almost every line to Australian institution's songs. And, if you endured listening to them on repeat on family car trips or blaring out of your television, you'll know how annoying and repetitive they can end up being.

Funnily enough, the Wiggles were once a band known as the Cockroaches! And last year teamed up with the New South Wales Blues to record a song that will drive any Queenslander to the brink of insanity.


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