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BBL
June 9, 2022
Prince Prepares To Roll Back The Years

Legendary ex-Eagle Charles Smith has paid tribute to former Newcastle team-mate Darius Defoe as two of the biggest names in BBL history prepare to join forces for the first time in six years. Smith stepped down from top-flight hoops in 2016 as the all-time leading scorer for the men in black. And club bosses duly…

BBL
April 2, 2022
Report: Eagles 77-103 Leicester Riders

Leicester Riders won on Tyneside but were forced to wait to lift the league title after a London Lions victory against Bristol Flyers kept this season’s Championship race alive. Rob Paternostro’s men took control midway through the first period to lay the foundation for an impressive victory in front of the Sky Sports cameras. And…

BBL
April 1, 2022
Preview: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

It was another tough night for The Eagles on Wednesday as they slipped to a fourth consecutive defeat in London at the hands of the Lions 92 – 74. Already shorn of the services of Wes Person Jr through injury Newcastle also lost Justin Gordon in the final period on Wednesday. The star forward who…

BBL
March 28, 2022
Just Focussing On The Next Game

Another disappointing night in the BBL Championship for the Eagles down at Sheffield saw them slip to a third consecutive defeat and their fifth in a row to Sheffield in all competitions this season. The Eagles total points of 53 was their lowest total since December 1994 and their sixth lowest ever. A sobering thought…

BBL
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…

BBL
December 18, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 101-72 Eagles

Newcastle Eagles had been looking to bounce back last night in Leicester after a poor showing last week at the Vertu Motors Arena had seen them lose heavily to Bristol Flyers last weekend. Unfortunately, it was the league leading Riders that were in their path. The Riders have only lost two games all season and…

BBL
December 17, 2021
Preview: Eagles at Leicester Riders

Although it’s still relatively early days in the race for the BBL Championship the Newcastle Eagles really need a win tonight down at Leicester to keep in touch with the top of the table. Newcastle thought they had turned a corner in their season after winning tough games against London Lions and Cheshire Phoenix but…

BBL
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…

BBL
October 31, 2021
Mac Readies Eagles For Bounce Back

It was yet another tough night for the Newcastle Eagles on Friday night in what has become a really tough season so far. Their latest defeat at Leicester in front of the Sky Sports cameras by 100 – 77 highlighted again all the issues they’ve had to endure. Late arrivals owing to paperwork issues which…