So, it’s two defeats in a row for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle after their 92 – 80 Friday night defeat at Glasgow Rocks. For a team and a franchise with such a storied past that almost spells a crisis in the ranks, writes Jeff King. One thing is certain, Head Coach Fab Flournoy and his coaching staff now have a job on their hands to turn the fortunes around quickly.

The next two games for The Eagles are on home territory at Northumbria University Sport Central and are as crucial as they could be with Surrey Scorchers up first in a BBL Trophy game and then a week later Leicester Riders come to town in what will be a blockbuster of a game with Leicester having only lost once in the league.