Sydney FC vs Melbourne Victory may be the A-League's original 'Big Blue', but arguably the biggest Blue of them all turned out to Mariners training in Gosford today.
NSW State of Origin coach Brad Fittler was a special guest at Central Coast Stadium.
'Freddy', who led the Blues to a series win over the Maroons this year in his first year in charge, was invited to address the squad by Coach Mike Mulvey, keen to tap into his winning mindset ahead of the A-League season.
Mulvey, born in the UK but these days a proud Queenslander after spending many years north of the border, wasn't too keen though on Fittler's NSW cap.
The Mariners are preparing for Friday night's trial game against a local select squad, where Usain Bolt is expected to make his debut in the yellow and navy.