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March 30, 2018
Report: Eagles at Leicester Riders

Despite an almost heroic effort, a brave Esh Group Eagles Newcastle slipped to a second successive road defeat in Leicester last night, writes Jeff King. In doing so they let the reigning league champions Riders take the season series 2 – 1 and virtually confirm a fourth consecutive BBL Championship. An Eagles side once again…

March 29, 2018
Coach Mac Will Call The Shots Tonight

Due to our player-coach Fab Flournoy’s recent injury, he has had to receive further treatment from doctors in Newcastle today and so despite his intentions to travel with the team to the Leicester Riders game he has been unable to make the journey. Our Assistant Coach Ian Macleod will be calling the shots from courtside…

March 28, 2018
Forrester On The Offensive

Newcastle Eagles are in no mood to concede the league title to Leicester Riders despite the crippling injury crisis affecting the BBL’s second-placed club. Ahead of Thursday night’s top two clash in the East Midlands, assistant coach Dave Forrester promised the 2015 champions will keep fighting for every point. And in the absence of four…

January 31, 2018
Fixtures Changes For The Business End of The Season

As we enter the “business end” of the season there are a couple of fixture changes and an additional home game for which the dates have been confirmed by the clubs and BBL today. Our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle now play an additional game at home on Friday 2 March against either Worcester Wolves or DBL…

January 15, 2018
All Whyte On The Night

Newcastle Eagles will continue to rewrite North East sporting history under the ‘remarkable’ leadership of Fabulous Flournoy. That’s the verdict of former favourite Ian Whyte who spent five years on Tyneside before swapping hoops for Hollywood. And the 80-times capped ex-England international is confident the club’s imminent move to the brand new Eagles Community Arena…

January 14, 2018
Paige Opens Up Title Race

It was billed as a game that Esh Group Eagles Newcastle could not afford to lose, a must-win game and a possible BBL Championship decider even with over three months of the season to go, lots of questions to be answered writes Jeff King. On Friday night, we got the answer. A superb 89 –…

January 13, 2018
BBL Trophy 2018 Semi-Finals Draw

On Friday night as our Eagles triumphed over the Leicester Riders the draw took place for the 2018 BBL Trophy Semi-Finals live on BBC Sport. While our visitors were no-doubt fully focussed on the Championship game at Sport Central, the draw has thrown up a rare possibility of an all-Riders clash with one of their…

January 12, 2018
Report: Eagles vs Leicester Riders

Redemption has never felt this good. Jaysean Paige, widely pilloried for the lack of concentration that allowed Leicester Riders to win in Newcastle last time out, triumphantly atoned for that late mental slip with an offensive masterclass against the reigning champions. The former West Virginia star hit a game-high 40 points to inflict a first…

January 12, 2018
Preview: The Riders Rematch

Is tonight’s BBL Championship clash between Esh Group Eagles Newcastle and Leicester Riders at Northumbria University Sport Central one that the home side can’t afford to lose? Yes, if The Eagles Captain Darius Defoe is to be believed, writes Jeff King. Defoe started his preview of the crucial match-up by reflecting at the way his…