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BBL
October 25, 2021
Report: Cheshire Phoenix 99-84 Eagles (BBL Cup)

When it’s not your time, it’s not your time. Newcastle Eagles travelled to Cheshire Phoenix yesterday already eliminated from The BBL Cup and destined to finish bottom of the North Group. Since the season opened it’s been a catalogue of misfortune for Head Coach Ian MacLeod and his men and that theme unfortunately continued prior…

BBL
October 24, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Cheshire Phoenix (BBL Cup)

In what is fast becoming one of the most difficult starts Newcastle Eagles have had to a season in living memory, it was another tough night in the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday. The Eagles 111 – 73 loss to Manchester Giants in the BBL Cup North Group game means they will no longer be…

BBL
October 23, 2021
Report: Eagles 73-111 Manchester Giants (BBL Cup Group Stage)

Newcastle finally relinquished their increasingly flimsy grip on the BBL Cup last night as an illness and injury-ravaged Eagles slipped to a sixth defeat of the season. The 2021 winners head to Cheshire Phoenix tomorrow with nothing more than pride to play for as a North Group dead rubber signals the end of a cup…

BBL
October 22, 2021
Preview: Eagles vs Manchester Giants (BBL Cup Group Stage)

Newcastle Eagles go into tonight’s sold-out game against Manchester Giants at the Vertu Motors Arena knowing only a win can keep their hopes of qualifying for the BBL Cup quarter finals alive. Even then they will still need Glasgow to beat Cheshire at the same time to remain in the hunt to retain a trophy…

BBL
October 20, 2021
Dan Ready For Another Giant Challenge

Daniel Johnson-Thompson is relishing the chance to shoulder even greater responsibility after playing a key role in Newcastle’s spirited response to a potentially crippling Covid outbreak. The shorthanded Eagles played two games inside 72 hours without a slew of senior stars last weekend. And Johnson-Thompson played all but seven minutes of two tough tests on…

BBL
October 17, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Glasgow Rocks (BBL Cup Group Stage)

The expression, ‘if it wasn’t for bad luck, you’d have no luck at all,’ was never more appropriate on Friday night when Newcastle Eagles went down to an 85 – 64 defeat at Sheffield Sharks. It was a loss that seriously dents their hopes of qualifying for the next round of The BBL Cup. With…

BBL
October 16, 2021
Report: Sheffield Sharks 85-64 Eagles (BBL Cup Group Stage)

Beaten but unbowed Newcastle Eagles face a last-minute body count ahead of tomorrow’s cross-border clash in Glasgow following a fraught end to a difficult week. The BBL Cup holders lost both Rahmon Fletcher and Kyle Williams after the break as a bruising battle in Sheffield stretched the visitors’ resources to the limit. And with three…

BBL
October 9, 2021
Report: Eagles 94-74 Cheshire Phoenix (BBL Cup Group Stage)

Once Amanda Staveley and Newcastle United’s ambitious new owners get their feet under the table at St James’s Park they could do worse than look down the road for inspiration. The blueprint for sustained trophy success and community engagement already exists within the city boundaries. And if Staveley and co. really are focused on delivering…

BBL
October 6, 2021
Corey Confident of Cup Comeback

Corey Johnson has insisted Newcastle’s new breed is under no illusions when it comes to understanding what’s expected of an Eagles player. And head coach Ian MacLeod has promised frustrated fans that nobody is more demanding than a team determined to end its losing streak. Johnson and MacLeod presented a powerful united front as they…