Can we give Travis Boak some love?

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Blackas87

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He doesn't have the star power because he is from a non Victorian team but I feel he has been every bit as good as Pendlebury, Neale, Shuey
He doesn’t have the star power because he’s at a non Victorian team but is up there with other stars Neale and Shuey who are also at non Victorian teams?
 

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master bate

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solid player, what's his one wood? I couldn't tell you.
Watch a Port game with a stoppage at half back and then see Boak get on the end of the same chain of possessions to receive the ball at half forward. Often on the other flank as well. Seems to happen 5-10 times a game.

His work rate is off the charts. He's a bigger, stronger, more skilled version of Kane Lambert who all Tigers fans know the importance of.
 

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Bungeye

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While I acknowledge your man love for Travis, would it be inappropiate at this given time to confess my man love for Sir Jordan De Goey?
 

La Dispute

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Any other examples of an eligible player being BOG and missing out on a Rising Star nom?

How the fu** did Sholl not get the nod?
 

PowerForGood

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Port is a perennial tease. How many times have they gone on a run under Hinkley only to squander it in the second half of the season.

This season has benefited them with genuine home games. Had it the easiest after Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Yeah great story.... really nailed the topic.
 

PowerForGood

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This guy has been an absolute superstar for my football club. I feel he doesn't get the recognition he deserves, this year as a 32 year old is having a career best season in a career that has already reached great heights. He doesn't have the star power because he is from a non Victorian team but I feel he has been every bit as good as Pendlebury, Neale, Shuey etc over the years and also shown great loyalty after the infamous Geelong invasion of 2012. He is an absolute weapon, think he will deserve to be known as one of the greats of our football club, and in turn the AFL when we win the premiership this year.
All hail Sir Travis Boak
Not quite a Pendlebury imo, but not as far off as most Vics in particular think

Pendlebury would be a more pure ball winner with cleaner disposal, Boak maybe slightly more dangerous in an attacking sense.
 

power09

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"Every bit as good as Pendlebury"? Please...

Boak has had 3-4 great seasons (2013-2014, 2019-2020), and a lot of good-but-not-great in between.

He's a very good player, and full credit to him for resurrecting a career that appeared to be on the decline a couple of years ago (positioning him in the middle rather than at half forward helps, Ken!), but he lacks a bit of polish and year in, year out consistency when compared to the absolute elite of the past 10-15 years.
He was very good in 2010-2011, but those teams were noncompetitive so its understandable that people don't remember or care.
 

Big Bryza

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This guy has been an absolute superstar for my football club. I feel he doesn't get the recognition he deserves, this year as a 32 year old is having a career best season in a career that has already reached great heights. He doesn't have the star power because he is from a non Victorian team but I feel he has been every bit as good as Pendlebury, Neale, Shuey etc over the years and also shown great loyalty after the infamous Geelong invasion of 2012. He is an absolute weapon, think he will deserve to be known as one of the greats of our football club, and in turn the AFL when we win the premiership this year.
All hail Sir Travis Boak
Who is Trevor Bock?
 

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