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Ian MacLeod

February 13, 2022
Preview: Eagles at Glasgow Rocks

It was a spectacular return for flying Eagles forward Justin Gordon on Friday night at the Vertu Motors Arena. His return to Newcastle colours after a successful campaign with the Tyneside franchise last campaign sparked a terrific winning performance from his teammates. True Surrey arrived in Newcastle bottom of The BBL and minus four senior…

February 6, 2022
Flash Gordon Flies Back In

Newcastle have snapped up former Eagles favourite Justin Gordon in a bold bid to add fresh impetus to the club’s playoff push. The 28-year-old was crowned MVP at the 2021 BBL Cup final after bagging 18 points and 15 rebounds in a famous 84-77 win against London Lions. And head coach Ian MacLeod was quick…

February 5, 2022
Shelton Ruled Out For Season

Duke Shelton has joined Newcastle Eagles’ long-term injury list after suffering a serious injury in practice. The popular forward was ruled out of Friday’s 102-81 defeat at Sheffield Sharks and looks set be sidelined for several weeks. The unpredictable nature of Shelton’s foot injury means Newcastle bosses have made the difficult decision to de-register the…

January 21, 2022
Preview: Eagles vs Manchester Giants

Whilst it’s not quite crisis time for the Newcastle Eagles BBL side there’s no denying a win over this weekend would be a very welcome boost to an organisation that is going through tough times at the moment. Perhaps tonight’s match-up at home in the Vertu Motors Arena against Manchester Giants is the best opportunity…

January 14, 2022
Preview: Eagles vs London Lions (BBL Trophy First Round)

Earlier this season in the BBL Cup the Newcastle Eagles lost five games in a row for the first time since January/February of 2000. A loss tonight in the crucial BBL Trophy clash against London Lions at the Vertu Motors Arena would mean a second losing stretch of five games. That is something that Head…

January 6, 2022
Sayers Sidelined After Foot Fracture

Newcastle Eagles have been rocked by a second injury blow in as many weeks after it emerged that Louis Sayers faces up to two months on the sidelines. The three-point specialist and one of the BBL’s most improved players has enjoyed a strong start to his second season in an Eagles vest. But Sayers broke…

December 23, 2021
Eagles Suffer Injury Blow

Newcastle Eagles have been dealt an injury blow prior to Tuesday’s homecourt clash against Cheshire Phoenix at the Vertu Motors Arena. Summer signing Daniel Johnson-Thompson has been out of action for most of December after twisting his knee at the Phoenix earlier this month. And scans have confirmed the worst case scenario with the British…

December 19, 2021
Mac Turns Magnifying Glass On Team To Rebound From Riders

It was another tough night for Head Coach Ian MacLeod and his Newcastle Eagles on Friday as they crashed to a 101 – 72 defeat at Champions Leicester Riders on Friday night, writes Jeff King. In front of the Sky Sports cameras, warts and all were on view in another disappointing Eagles performance. But as…

December 12, 2021
Eagles Intensity Will Return For Riders

After the Lord Mayor’s Show was the expression that came to mind on Friday night when Newcastle Eagles went down to a 73 – 55 defeat at the hands of Bristol Flyers in the BBL Championship at the Vertu Motors Arena. In what was one of the most disappointing displays in recent memories, the Eagles…