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BBL
February 2, 2018
Report: Eagles vs London Lions

February 2, 2018. Groundhog Day. And from tip to buzzer another nervy Newcastle performance had the look of history repeating itself. Just two weeks after one of the most painful losses in recent memory this was another case of homecourt heartbreak: it was déjà vu all over again as the Eagles worked so hard to…

Blogs
February 2, 2018
The Magnetic Appeal of The Eagles

It’s unusual for me to being doing a blog on the day of the game and I am probably being optimistic that many people will read it and to be honest I’m probably being optimistic that anybody reads my drivel at all but, here goes anyway. Really just wanted to cover three aspects. One of…

BBL
February 2, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs London Lions

The Esh Group Eagles Newcastle return to their home court at Northumbria University Sport Central tonight for another big BBL Championship clash, writes Jeff King. It’s a top four clash as the visiting London Lions come to town looking to knock The Eagles off their perch. The Lions sit in 4th place and it’s a…

January 31, 2018
The British Basketball All-Stars Championship Returns

The British Basketball All-Stars Championship will return in the 2018-19 BBL season playing on Sunday 14 October 2018 1-6pm at the Copper Box Arena in London. The All-Stars Championship made its debut last year, with London Lions running out as winners over our Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in a tense final. In the new-style tournament…

BBL
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…

Blogs
October 17, 2017
Reflections

Sometimes the timing of a blog can be all important. As I made my way home from last Friday’s wonderful night’s entertainment I had already formulated in this little brain of mine my feelings ready to outpour them for your consideration. I awoke on Saturday feeling pretty much the same and the, life too over…

BBL
October 17, 2017
Lion Tamer Hails Teamwork

Darius Defoe can see leadership everywhere he looks in his 14th season as a Newcastle Eagle. And as the most successful franchise in British basketball history goes in search of a fifth straight win against Worcester Wolves on Friday, the in-form forward revealed he’s readily soaking up the knowledge of his talented team-mates. Defoe single-handedly…

BBL
October 15, 2017
Lasker Leads The Cheers

It was a game that was built-up all week, two unbeaten teams in The BBL coming in to Friday night’s clash, although London Lions had already beaten Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in the pre-season O2 All-Stars Basketball Tournament last month, writes Jeff King. Did it live up to its billing? Absolutely and then some too….

BBL
October 13, 2017
Report: Eagles vs London Lions

Friday 13 was always going to be unlucky for one of the BBL’s early-season pacesetters. But Fabulous Flournoy makes his own luck. And this was a battling win achieved in the New Yorker’s own, irrepressible image: a hard-fought victory built on steely determination down the stretch. Nothing more and nothing less. In the weeks and…

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