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Train
Two years ago

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Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

"29-straight post-seasons sees the Wildcats equal a world record for professional sport.

The only other major sporting franchise to achieve that number is the Boston Bruins of the NHL, who participated in the Stanley Cup playoffs from 1968-1996.

No professional sporting franchise has qualified for 30 consecutive finals series."

There's a list of the Top 9 teams in the source article below.

http://www.wildcats.com.au/article/id/1g88mkt2vkntg1xkdv6vr35q25

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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:09 23 Feb 15

Reply #517154

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Excellent achievement though I can see a few haters popping up later in this thread


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
14:17 23 Feb 15

Reply #517157

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

I wish they had done the t-shirt on every chair thing again! Guess it ended up being a lot dicier this year (bloody well shouldn't have been though, had a very bad record after the season mid-point).


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:18 23 Feb 15

Reply #517159

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

I love the Wildcats.

But getting into the post-season is statistically easier in this league (especially recently) than most other well-known leagues?


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
14:26 23 Feb 15

Reply #517161

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Nathan, the t-shirt on the chair was done for the first semi last season.


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Bear
Two years ago
14:36 23 Feb 15

Reply #517165

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Two ways one can look at this, I am guessing.

1. An eight team league is easier to make finals in statistically, purely based on the fact there are less competitors.

2. An eight team league is going to be harder to make finals in because the talent pool is condensed among a small number of teams, making every game a tough one.

Also, comparing our season fixtures with that of conference style fixtures in the USA is not equal as some teams never play one another...


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
14:39 23 Feb 15

Reply #517166

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

They were fortunate that their only losing records in the past 29 years came at the time that the league had a top 8 in a 11 or 12 team comp.


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Bear
Two years ago
14:40 23 Feb 15

Reply #517167

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

You always have to be gifted an element of luck to attain a record for that period of time...


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
14:49 23 Feb 15

Reply #517169

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Every time Perth make the playoffs, they add another assistant coach.


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Hendo8888
Two years ago
14:52 23 Feb 15

Reply #517173

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

The lack of a draft, or any sort of special treatment given to lowly teams would also play a part.
We're closer to the EPL kind of system, where being bad grants you no advantage, and being financial gives you a great advantage. Probably not as much here as it is there though.
Whichever way you look at it though, 29 seasons in a row is pretty impressive.


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Kobe24
Two years ago
14:53 23 Feb 15

Reply #517175

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Fair effort, but the most titles is more impressive for mine. Nice stat to have on your teams resume though.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:55 23 Feb 15

Reply #517177

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

So, what team and in what nationally recognised sport has the most titles?

Collingwood?
St George?
Man U?
Lakers?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:06 23 Feb 15

Reply #517186

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Where did you get Collingwood from ???

They are behind Carlton, pretty sure Boston are ahead of the Lakers also !!


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Kobe24
Two years ago
15:09 23 Feb 15

Reply #517188

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Yankees, and Celtics isn't it...


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:16 23 Feb 15

Reply #517191

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Anon^^ you have to be from Vic to get the Collingwood joke!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:49 23 Feb 15

Reply #517198

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Most titles? Would have to be South East Mebourne United Tigers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:24 23 Feb 15

Reply #517207

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

That list assumes the sporting world = USA & Australia and no one else.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:30 23 Feb 15

Reply #517209

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Quick search has found Maccabi Tel Aviv (you know, the Euroleague team) have made it to the Israeli league playoffs 33 straight times (their league started playoffs in 1982). It will be 34 once the 2015 playoffs start in a few months time.

Embarrassing article by the Wildcats considering a major club in the same sport you are involved with has a longer streak.

This was a quick Google search.


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T-Shirt Man
Two years ago
17:13 23 Feb 15

Reply #517224

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

"Nathan of Perth - I wish they had done the t-shirt on every chair thing again!"


Nathan, you wish has been granted


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Nobody
Two years ago
17:35 23 Feb 15

Reply #517231

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Perth are so professional ;)
Vacancy in the marketing area!!

Can I get one of those T's that may be produced which will be so wrong!! Thanks Tshirt man ;)


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
17:39 23 Feb 15

Reply #517234

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

The t-shirts won't be wrong. They will say "29 straight" or something similar.


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Dunkin' Dan
Two years ago
17:42 23 Feb 15

Reply #517235

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Actually Trevor Torrance was in several of those playoff teams


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Nobody
Two years ago
17:43 23 Feb 15

Reply #517236

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

"MOST FINAL SERIES APPEARANCES
32 Montreal Canadiens in 93-year history."

Let's find out who has actually had the most consecutive finals appearances in the world!!
It ain't the Wildcats. That's for sure.


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Nobody
Two years ago
18:00 23 Feb 15

Reply #517243

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Fantastic. A semi meaningless T Shirt.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
18:01 23 Feb 15

Reply #517244

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

@Nobody,

Hate to rely on the wiki, but the NHL post-season streak page says the Canadiens "only" did 24, giving them the 4th best streak.


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
18:03 23 Feb 15

Reply #517245

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

What is meaningless about it?


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Train
Two years ago
18:05 23 Feb 15

Reply #517246

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

"Fantastic. A semi meaningless T Shirt."

How is a shirt that says "29 Straight" semi meaningless? The shirts, similar to the ones done last year that said (28 Straight) mean exactly what they have achieved.

Unless they are going to have "World Record 29 Straight" then i would see your point.


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
18:13 23 Feb 15

Reply #517247

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

The 28 Straight t-shirt we got last year is now meaningless...


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NBL Fan
Two years ago
18:18 23 Feb 15

Reply #517250

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

T shirt says "Red Hot" on it


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:21 23 Feb 15

Reply #517264

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Nobody it's CONSECUTIVE appearances, not total (your Montreal example).

Maccabi Tel Aviv's streak is longer than the Wildcats but who holds the longest in the world who knows but a major blunder to announce yourself as world record holders lol.


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Curtley
Two years ago
19:46 23 Feb 15

Reply #517275

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

They should be applauded. Also the fact they have to travel so much hasn't been mentioned by anyone.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:54 23 Feb 15

Reply #517278

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Maccabi Tel Aviv says hi - 35 and counting


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:55 23 Feb 15

Reply #517279

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

34*


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
20:06 23 Feb 15

Reply #517280

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

It doesn't matter if you love the Wildcats (as those delusionals over in Perth do :P ) or you hate them like the rest of us, its an enviable record which they might well make their own next year with 30.

The Perth Wildcats are the Collingwood of the NBL. You either love them or simply hate them. However, unlike the Colliwobbles, I have a healthy respect for the Cats record.

And they can thank Cal Bruton, Brian Kerle and the 1986 Adelaide 36ers for putting them on the right path. If he had not recruited Tiny Pinder and James Crawford to join himself in the west for 1987 to combat the 36ers after his major falling out with Kerle and the Brisbane Bullets, Perth might well have remained easy beats for a number of years.


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
20:34 23 Feb 15

Reply #517285

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

I'd like to know more about Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israeli comp. it seems they've won 30 of the last 35 titles or something. Are they the one "professional" team is an amateur comp?

paul, can you shed any light on their record?


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Kobe24
Two years ago
22:16 23 Feb 15

Reply #517297

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Maybe Marvin's brother runs them hahaha


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Dazz
Two years ago
23:13 23 Feb 15

Reply #517302

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

As I mentioned earlier, I fear this has almost become a millstone.
It's a nice stat, and you kinda know that if broken, it won't be repeated again in our lifetimes.
But the pressure is on every year to keep the run intact.

There WILL be T-Shirts on the seats in the semis, but to be honest getting a shirt every year that says 28, 29, etc, is a bit silly. I would have saved it for "30".


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paul
Two years ago
07:47 24 Feb 15

Reply #517321

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Uwe Blab, Maccabi Tel Aviv are one of Europe's power clubs and hence one of the elite clubs in the world.

The Israeli league is a competitive one with some good teams, but overall wouldn't be at the standard of the NBL. Hence, with the lack of depth of good teams, something would have to go seriously wrong for TA to miss the playoffs.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
10:08 24 Feb 15

Reply #517347

re: Perth Wildcats equal world record

Basically Israel's designated Euroleague club!


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
15:10 24 Feb 15

Reply #517403

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Okay, so there is a t-shirt but it just says "Red Hot".


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
15:11 24 Feb 15

Reply #517404

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Well this is semi-meaningless...


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Very Old
Two years ago
15:25 24 Feb 15

Reply #517406

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

well , with the advertising slogans of " 29 straight" and "red hot" I'm not altogether certain that its all just about basketball.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:26 24 Feb 15

Reply #517408

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Id say more luke warm at this stage!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:40 24 Feb 15

Reply #517425

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Why don't they just put the money towards a better import combo or marquee guy next season... if they win the title then maybe make a tee for that.


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Train
Two years ago
16:42 24 Feb 15

Reply #517426

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Your surely not saying they shouldn't be giving away FREE t-shirts ? And they did win the final last year and make a shirt of it lol


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
16:45 24 Feb 15

Reply #517427

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

I really don't think the Cats need merchandising advice from some random on the internet.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:45 24 Feb 15

Reply #517428

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Yeah, exactly way till they've won something. I just think its over kill, but I don't own a pro team, just my opinion.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:46 24 Feb 15

Reply #517429

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Oh take it easy, its an opinion not a demand.


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
16:52 24 Feb 15

Reply #517430

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Its all part of the marketing the team does well to keep the fans interested. They're fortunate enough to be in a position to spend money on a marquee player AND give away 13,000 free t-shirts once a year.

Their "poor choice" in Daniels this season is not related to their t-shirt budget.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:12 24 Feb 15

Reply #517432

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

It was a general connection I was making. Its really not a big deal. Enjoy.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
17:24 24 Feb 15

Reply #517435

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

It also gets the crowd in something *red*. No excuses when the red shirt is sitting on their seat!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:27 24 Feb 15

Reply #517436

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Yeah thats true always look good on tv, NBA teams do it religiously these days. Hey if the club has the coin, good luck to them. Just shows more than anything how crazy the cash flow is from some teams to other in this league. Cant imagine many teams could afford it on top of there normal expenses.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:02 24 Feb 15

Reply #517445

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

now the main site put up the incorrect world record article. amateur hour!


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
19:03 24 Feb 15

Reply #517446

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

A record in those parts of the world that we give a damn about is too unwieldy a title though.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:17 24 Feb 15

Reply #517451

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

likewise do you think the rest of the world cares about aus?


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
19:22 24 Feb 15

Reply #517455

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

I'm sure we don't care enough to find out :D


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HoldenV8
Two years ago
13:59 25 Feb 15

Reply #517567

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Anon #517428.....I don't think its overkill. A world record is a world record and something to be proud of. I may not like the Perth Wildcats but I can safely say its a record I wish the 36ers had. I'd say its a record every team in the NBL would like to have.

And they have won something. Most NBL championships (6) and they are unfortunately the defending champs.

Damn I hate them lol.


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Isaac
Two years ago
14:28 25 Feb 15

Reply #517575

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

It's a great achievement. Why the sulking from anon haters?

Other fans would be rapt if their club had the stadium giving out t-shirts and wearing the same colour. It's very common in the NBA, obviously. Builds the brand.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
14:38 25 Feb 15

Reply #517577

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

@HoldenV8,

D'aww, we hate you guys too!

Not as much as NZ, maybe, but there's still a nice globule of bile set aside for you guys, we promise!


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maccabifan
Two years ago
16:10 25 Feb 15

Reply #517593

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

@HoldenV8 but it's not a world record


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maccabifan
Two years ago
16:10 25 Feb 15

Reply #517594

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

@HoldenV8 but it's not a world record


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Uwe Blab
Two years ago
17:09 25 Feb 15

Reply #517601

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

That username seems so legit!


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Anonymous
Two years ago
15:39 27 Feb 15

Reply #518003

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

"world record" - so Israel isn't part of the world?


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Dazz
Two years ago
20:04 30 Dec 15

Reply #572288

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

The "record" was claimed by the Bruins, (typical Sepo's) so I think that's where the confusion arouse.
Even in North American, the record for the longest streak (by a professional team) is held by a Canadian Football team.

Maccabi are an institution in Israel. They play in the Euroleague but also field a team in the local comp. Since the Israeli comp started (in the 50's IIRC) they have won over 50 times, including a stretch where they won for twenty years straight. I'm surprised their streak isn't much bigger, as a I can't imagine they have missed the play-offs often. Aside from their dominance, its a 12 team comp with 8 teams in the finals.


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Fworld
Two years ago
20:19 30 Dec 15

Reply #572290

re: Wildcats equal world record for consecutive post-seasons

Yet more perth crap.


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