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BBL
April 14, 2021
Lasker Locked-In For Leicester Face-Off Friday

Newcastle Eagles astonishing fourth quarter capitulation against Manchester Giants was the subject of much debate around the BBL over the weekend. Leading 75 – 60 with ten minutes to go it seemed as if Ian Macleod’s men were poised for a solid home win. But the Giants outscored Newcastle 35 – 16 in that fateful final…

BBL
March 24, 2021
Sayers Set For Eagles Bounce Back

Newcastle Eagles slipped to a surprise defeat last Saturday night by 88 – 84 down in Surrey against a Scorchers team who are just outside of the Play-Off places. Eagles small forward Louis Sayers admitted it was a tough one to take. “It was a very disappointing loss. We hold ourselves to a pretty high…

BBL
March 17, 2021
Bittersweet Return For Justin

Last Friday’s home defeat at the Vertu Motors Arena at the hands of league leaders Leicester Riders just about extinguished Newcastle Eagles hopes of landing the BBL Championship title this season. It put them three games behind their fierce rivals as well as crucially meaning they lost the season series against a team that looks…

BBL
February 7, 2021
Justin-Credible Week for the Eagles

It was another successful night on Friday for Newcastle Eagles to complete another highly successful week. The Eagles extended their current winning streak to seven with a hard-fought 94 – 85 victory over Worcester Wolves at the Eagles Community Arena. That win followed up their first round Trophy win at Bristol on Tuesday and was the cherry…

BBL
November 17, 2020
Preview: Eagles vs Sheffield Sharks (BBL Cup)

Last Friday night saw Newcastle Eagles lose their 100% record for the season in the BBL Cup Group 3. The Eagles went down to an 88-82 home defeat at the hands of Leicester Riders. They have the chance to bounce straight back tonight at the ECA. It’s Northern rivals Sheffield Sharks who are in town…

BBL
November 15, 2020
Rebounding From Riders Set For Sharks

The Newcastle Eagles went into Friday night’s home game in the BBL Cup Group stage against Leicester Riders looking to maintain their 100% record so far this season. The Eagles had won both their previous games in the so-called “Group of Death” on the road in London and last Sunday in Leicester. That game had…

WBBL
November 7, 2020
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Nottingham Wildcats (WBBL Cup)

Returning favourite Ali Gorrell can’t wait to get back to business when the long overdue Women’s British Basketball League season finally tips off this weekend. But the Newcastle Eagles guard confessed she’s never gone into a competitive game without a single pre-season clash under her belt. And Gorrell admitted today’s WBBL Cup tie at Nottingham…

BBL
October 14, 2020
Focus For Mac’s Men

Last week the British Basketball League (BBL) confirmed they are able to get their 2020-21 season underway following assurances from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) that appropriate support will be made available. Full details of the support expected from the Government is still to be confirmed but the assurance has meant…

BBL
October 9, 2020
Gordon Gets Settled In

It’s three weeks since the Newcastle Eagles’ behind-closed-doors friendly against Sheffield Sharks at the Eagles Community Arena which in a keenly contested game they were victorious 96-85. The game gave head coach Ian MacLeod the chance to assess his new squad under playing conditions. Also, with the game being streamed live and for free to…