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BBL
September 22, 2017
Excited Rookie Ready For Funky Town

After a stellar five-year college career at the University of Manitoba, Canadian AJ Basi was ready to turn from senior Bison to fledgling Eagle as the Winnipeg native signed on the dotted line for Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, writes Jeff King. Upon signing that contract, he made no secret of the fact that he felt…

BBL
September 21, 2017
Size Is Everything

Size is everything in basketball. Only nobody bothered to tell Saah Nimley. Simon Rushworth caught up with one of the biggest names on Newcastle’s new-look roster as the Eagles officially launched the 2017/18 campaign. Let’s address the elephant in the room. Saah Nimley is not the tallest of basketball players. In all honesty, he’s one…

BBL
September 20, 2017
Power Plays and 5-Pointers, All-Stars Explained

This Sunday afternoon our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle along with the other top seven finishing teams from last season compete for huge prize money and the first Betway British Basketball All-Stars Championship title at The O2 in London. It is going to be an exciting and never before seen afternoon of action, but with some…

BBL
September 20, 2017
Steutel Speaks About Sunday And Beyond

Team Northumbria Men’s basketball are going in to the 2017/18 season as reigning English Basketball League Division One Champions. Given that it’s a position only one-off the top flight British Basketball League it was some achievement last year by Head Coach Marc Steutel and his roster. The Championship has given them an opportunity to play…

BBL
September 19, 2017
Why Martin Wanted To Sign For The Eagles

Terry Martin will take his coach’s criticism on the chin after quitting the melting pot that is South American basketball for the passion pit of the BBL. The American forward faced both barrels from a typically fired-up Fab Flournoy after Newcastle Eagles’ playcaller called a snap fourth quarter time-out against Team Northumbria last weekend. But…

BBL
September 17, 2017
Pre-Season Report: Eagles vs Team Northumbria

As pre-season programmes go things could hardly have gone better for the Newcastle Eagles – three games, three wins and nothing more than the odd niggle mean the men in black head into next weekend’s Betway All-Stars Basketball tournament in confident mood. By keeping it in the family the most decorated franchise in the history…

BBL
September 17, 2017
Pre-Season Report: Eagles vs Rocks
ResultsTeamTResultEagles110WinGlasgow Rocks77Loss Jure Gunjina returns to Benfield Centre Of Sport today [Sunday] looking to answer the burning question that stopped the charismatic Croat in his tracks. Is this Newcastle Eagles team the most talented - player for player - that the athletic forward has ever been a part of? “You know what, it could be,”...
BBL
September 16, 2017
Fab Couldn’t Say No

Fab Flournoy has promised Newcastle Eagles fans a coaching masterclass as three generations of playcallers square up on Tyneside this weekend. And the New Yorker has defended the decision to tackle fierce rivals Glasgow Rocks in a pre-season friendly just weeks before the two teams clash in the BBL. Newcastle host Tony Garbelotto’s revamped Scottish…

BBL
September 15, 2017
Pre-Season Preview: Eagles vs Rocks

The coach who brought Fab Flournoy to Newcastle Eagles can see the 44-year-old New Yorker bothering the BBL for years to come. And Tony Garbelotto – who returns to Tyneside this weekend with new side Glasgow Rocks – insists it’s a case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. Flournoy signed for Newcastle in…

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