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Port Adelaide vs Collingwood Tips - Boak tipped to be anytime goal scorer
- Round 19 kicks off at Marvel Stadium on Friday
- Port Adelaide have won 4 of their last 5 games
- Collingwood have lost 3 of 4
Travis Boak and the Power are out to beat Collingwood. (Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
The cruelty of the times we are in means that Port Adelaide’s Travis Boak will play his 300th game in a Power home game at Marvel Stadium in front of nobody, rather than a full house at Adelaide Oval.
They take on Collingwood (5-12, 20 points) whom they barely beat 59-58 at the MCG in Round 10.
Nonetheless, the game goes on and it’s a must-win for the Power (12-5, 48 points) if they are to make any claim for the top four.
I’ve always loved a sentimental bet for occasions like this.
He becomes only the sixth man to reach the 300 game milestone in Port’s SANFL/AFL history, the second AFL player next to the king of clickbait: Kane Cornes.
Boak remains one of the few players remaining at Alberton since the AAMI Stadium tarp era and won the admiration as a true club man when he resisted an offer to return to his home town of Geelong in 2012, Port Adelaide is Boak’s true home now.
A three-time All Australian, two-time best and fairest winner, and runner up in last years Brownlow, the 32-year-old is getting better with age averaging 27.6 disposals per game.
We will back Travis Boak for anytime goalscorer for this special occasion, it would have brought the house down at Adelaide Oval but we have no doubt his teammates will make the most of it once he jags a sausage roll.