VETERAN North Queensland playmaker Jason Smith says fans shouldn't be startled if he and Cowboys captain Johnathan Thurston turn on each other in the round-one fixture against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium tomorrow. Smith, who turned 35 yesterday, said there was likely to be the odd "blow-up" between the new-look halves combination - but he claimed it would ultimately be positive for the Cowboys. North Queensland hooker Aaron Payne admitted yesterday that the Cowboys' attack had become predictable in 2006, and he tipped the partnership of Smith and Thurston, no matter how volatile, would to help spark his side's revival. "At times we may call each other dirty names when we both want the ball," Smith said yesterday. :~?