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Ling on verge of all-time winning streak

23/04/2008 06:03:07 PM Comments (0)

Geelong's Cameron Ling will notch the longest winning streak by an individual in AFL-VFL history if the Cats defeat Fremantle at Subiaco Oval on Friday night.

Victory over the Dockers would be the tagger's 25th consecutive win, passing a mark held by five other players.

The Cats won 19 of their last 20 matches last season, with injury causing Ling to miss the only game they lost during that period, against Port Adelaide in round 21.

He played in the 19 wins, as well as the opening five victories of this season, putting him on a 24-game streak leading into Friday night's clash.

Teammate Jimmy Bartel is sitting on a 23-game streak, after missing last year's round 21 game as well as the following round's match, while young Cat Joel Selwood has strung together 22 wins.

Five players in the game's history have notched 24-game streaks.

They are former Carlton skipper Stephen Kernahan in 1995-96, former Essendon trio James Hird, Jason Johnson and Paul Barnard during the 1999-2001 period and former Brisbane player Craig McRae between 2000-02.

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