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Ian MacLeod

BBL
November 9, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Manchester Giants

Ian MacLeod has urged his players to keep their minds on the job after admitting mental lapses have undermined Newcastle Eagles’ start to the season. Fabulous Flournoy’s successor leads his side into action against Manchester Giants following three defeats on the bounce. But interim head coach MacLeod has used a nine-day break from competitive action…

BBL
October 27, 2019
Mac Looks Forward To A Must-Win Game Friday

After losing a week ago on their home-court against Sheffield Sharks in overtime, Friday’s return game in Sheffield was billed as a must-win game for Newcastle Eagles. It was a chance for revenge and to consolidate their position in the BBL Cup North Group. In the end a devasting 24-point loss by 93 – 69…

BBL
October 25, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Sheffield Sharks

Ian MacLeod has revealed his players are relishing an early opportunity to exact revenge on fierce rivals Sheffield Sharks. And Newcastle Eagles’ interim head coach has praised the attitude of a roster determined to avenge last week’s painful overtime defeat. Sheffield sneaked an unlikely win in the closing stages of a sell-out clash at the…

BBL
October 12, 2019
Preview: 2019 British Basketball All-Star Championship

Rodney Glasgow is relishing this weekend’s trip into the unknown as the BBL breaks for its annual All Stars jamboree in London. The American guard replaced the injured Mike Morsell in Newcastle Eagles’ fluid line-up last weekend. And Glasgow celebrated his long-awaited full debut with a brace of wins in the BBL Cup. Tomorrow he…

BBL
September 27, 2019
Preview: Eagles vs Glasgow Rocks

Ian MacLeod will not allow complacency to creep into a roster riding high, following a lightning start to the post-Fabulous Flournoy era. On the day he departed Tyneside, Newcastle’s former coach insisted the new-look Eagles had the potential to make a powerful impact this season. And that bold prediction rang true following blistering back-to-back BBL…

BBL
September 22, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Glasgow Rocks

The Newcastle Eagles head north this afternoon to take on Glasgow Rocks in their second BBL Cup Group North game. They do so in good heart and full of confidence after Friday night’s stunning home win over Cheshire Phoenix by 97-68. Interim Head Coach Ian MacLeod was delighted with the win especially given the unusual circumstances…

BBL
September 19, 2019
Academy Star Sauveur Has Shown He’s Got What It Takes

Newcastle Eagles have made an eve of the season signing to complete their 2019-20 roster. They are delighted to give a place on the senior roster to 17-year-old Academy graduate Sauveur Kande who has really impressed in the Eagles preseason games and in training with the squad. A 6’4″ small forward, Kande only turned 17…

BBL
September 15, 2019
Defoe Ready To Do Battle

Darius Defoe embarks on his 16th successive season in the BBL with Newcastle Eagles next Friday. But it will be the veteran forward’s first without player-coach and father figure Fabulous Flournoy at the helm. And Defoe admitted he’s still coming to terms with a period of significant transition on Tyneside. “I’m really looking forward to…

BBL
September 13, 2019
The Big Interview: Ian MacLeod

At 08:00am on Friday 6th September a new chapter in the story of Newcastle Eagles unfolded as Ian MacLeod was announced as Interim Head Coach in place of the departed Fab Flournoy. Just over 12 hours later he’d presided over his first game in that role against BBL opposition. It may have only been a pre-season…