State of Origin fans Rebecca Ford and Kristie Payne showing their colours at the Park Avenue Mall Snack Bar.
State of Origin fans Rebecca Ford and Kristie Payne showing their colours at the Park Avenue Mall Snack Bar. Sharyn Oneill Roksori

Snack bar's brave show for Blues

IT’S ORIGIN time and we Queenslanders can smell the Cockroaches’ fear.

Over at Rockhampton’s Park Avenue Mall Snack Bar it seems to be mingled with the smell of hot, chips and crumbed sausages.

But New South Wales supporter and shop owner, Rebecca Ford, reckons the only fear in her camp is from the two Maroon supporters that work with her.

Walking into the small store is like travelling south of the border – NSW flags, blue balloons and streamers, and one fantastically fuzzy blue wig confront customers.

But Rebecca said not all her customers are opposed to the decorations.

“There are a lot of supporters up here,” she said.

“Some of them come in and when they’re up the back behind the other customers they give me a big thumbs-up.”

Rebecca is predicting 2011 to be the Year of the Cockroach.

“I knew we were gone last year, but I know we are going to win this year,” she said.

But the staunch NSW supporter’s forecast is at odds with a local fisherman’s hopes.

A boat parked in a Dean St home driveway was yesterday adorned with a metre-long Maroon flag.

Send in photos of your Origin decorations to Emma McBryde at emma.mcbryde@capnews.com.au.



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