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BBL
January 18, 2019
Report: Eagles vs Manchester Giants (BBL Trophy Quarter-Final)

Home sweet home? Not yet. At least not for our Eagles. A second defeat on the bounce at the club’s brand new arena means it will be February before Newcastle fans can even think about celebrating a first win at the club’s first permanent home. Fresh from dumping holders Leicester Riders out of the BBL…

BBL
January 18, 2019
Preview: Eagles vs Manchester Giants (BBL Trophy Quarter-Final)

Tonight, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle take to the court in their shiny new Eagles Community Arena looking to christen the building with their first win and more importantly go through to the Semi-Finals of The BBL Trophy as they face the Manchester Giants. The Eagles who lost on opening night last Friday against Plymouth could…

BBL
December 22, 2018
Report: Eagles vs City of Edinburgh Kings (BBL Trophy First Round)

Christmas came early for Newcastle Eagles tonight as the club bade a fond farewell to its home of the last eight years with a big BBL Trophy win. Edinburgh’s Kings came bearing gifts in the shape of lax defence and visible first half nerves. And Newcastle made the Scottish minnows pay with a destructive show…

BBL
December 22, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs City of Edinburgh Kings

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are looking to leave Northumbria University Sport Central tonight on a winning note as they close their tenure on one venue prior to opening the doors to their purpose-built new Arena early next year. Their opposition tonight in a BBL Trophy first round tie is the pride of domestic Scottish basketball,…

BBL
December 20, 2018
Smith Set For Saturday

Amongst a cluster of frustrated and disappointed Esh Group Eagles Newcastle players who went down to their fourth defeat in five games last Friday at Sheffield, one player was perhaps more frustrated than most. That was USA Shooting Guard Jeremy Smith who missed the loss through injury. Smith suffered a concussion sustained in the semi-final…

BBL
November 12, 2018
City of Edinburgh Kings Trophy Test on Tyneside

The City of Edinburgh Kings have been confirmed as our BBL Trophy opening round opposition next month after being given an unexpected opportunity to replace fellow Scottish side St Mirren who have had to withdraw from the competition. “We were delighted to get the invite to take part in this year’s BBL Trophy,” confirmed Kings’…

BBL
August 1, 2018
2018-19 BBL Cup and Trophy Draw

They say every month brings a fresh challenge and after today’s BBL Cup and Trophy draws conducted live on Facebook, never a truer word has been spoken for our silverware search in the 2018-19 season. In a draw conducted by BBL veterans Mike Tuck of Sheffield and Andy Thomson of Leicester which was presided over…

Blogs
February 2, 2018
The Magnetic Appeal of The Eagles

It’s unusual for me to being doing a blog on the day of the game and I am probably being optimistic that many people will read it and to be honest I’m probably being optimistic that anybody reads my drivel at all but, here goes anyway. Really just wanted to cover three aspects. One of…

BBL
January 28, 2018
Drew Praises Bounce Back Character

A week of inactivity gave Esh Group Eagles veteran guard Drew Lasker a chance to reflect on the mixed fortunes his side went through last weekend, writes Jeff King. The Eagles bowed out of The BBL Trophy at home against Sheffield after a dramatic third quarter meltdown before bouncing back in superb style to keep…