Newcastle player-coach Fab Flournoy has played down any talk of the Eagles beating the club’s record 23-game winning streak, despite their flawless start to the new season.
The Eagles, hurt by a trophyless campaign last season, have started in ominous fashion this season, topping the BBL table as well as reaching the semi-finals of both the BBL Cup and BBL Trophy.
Last week’s narrow victory at Cheshire Jets saw the Eagles set a franchise record fifth straight win at the start of the regular season, but Flournoy has dismissed any talk about beating the 23-game winning start to the season set by Kingston in 1990/91.
Flournoy said: “I don’t see any team breaking that record unless Sheik Mansour comes in to fund them! The league now simply has too much depth, there are simply no games where you can turn up knowing that you are going to win.”
“The best thing that we can say is that we got the win. We were rusty after ten days off and really struggled in the first half to match their energy. Our defence was pretty consistent throughout though and that is what got us through the game. Keith Page really stepped up for Cheshire and Bill Cole also played really well.”
The Eagles host Plymouth Raiders at Sport Central on Friday evening (19:30 tip).