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March 13, 2018
Consistency The Key Says Z

HIGH-FLYING forward Zarko Jukic believes addressing defensive deficiencies is the key to fixing the Newcastle Eagles’ consistency issues. The Danish international starred in Friday’s 104-79 win over the Plymouth Raiders, scoring 18 points – eight of which came from dunks – in an all-action display. And he insists the players will keep looking to entertain…

March 10, 2018
Williams Tips Eagles Forward

For Esh Group Eagles Newcastle the 104 – 79 BBL Championship win over Plymouth Raiders was another step forward on the run to the end of the season, writes Jeff King. Whilst Plymouth are in the bottom three of the BBL table, to score over 100 points and conceded less than 80 thus giving a…

March 9, 2018
Report: Eagles vs Plymouth Raiders

SOMETIMES sport is about making a statement as much as winning the game. When forward Zarko Jukic dunked the ball three times in 70 first-half seconds, the Newcastle Eagles showed they still have an attack capable of exploding at any moment. After obliterating Leeds Force 114-73 last time out, Fab Flournoy’s team produced another comprehensive…

March 8, 2018
Preview: Eagles vs Plymouth Raiders

It may have been two weeks since Esh Group Eagles Newcastle have been on court but for Captain Darius Defoe it feels more like three as Newcastle return to BBL action against Plymouth Raiders, writes Jeff King. When “The Beast from the East” rolled in and caused the postponement of last week’s BBL Championship game…

November 27, 2017
Report: Eagles at Plymouth Raiders

If you take your plaudits when you win you have to take the brickbats when you lose. Particularly when you get dominated on both ends of the floor, writes Jeff King. Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s massive offensive power, bar Saah Nimley, went missing, defensively the crucial rebounds fell to Plymouth. It all added up to…

November 26, 2017
Half-Way There!

So, settled in to the hotel at Plymouth which according to my match report is a suburb of Bristol, my roomie Mr Forrester and I took advantage of my free BT Sport subscription and watched the first part of England’s demise in The Ashes up to lunch. That was all we watched, sleep was needed…

November 25, 2017
Preview: Eagles Double-Header Away Weekend

With Esh Group Eagles Newcastle facing a tough and long road trip taking in two games in two days this weekend, who better than to preview those games than new signing Jamal Williams, writes Jeff King. Williams debuted in last Friday’s tight home win against Sheffield playing almost 15 minutes in a great cameo appearance…

November 25, 2017
Away We Gan

So, we’re off on a road trip that for me starts in and finishes in Cramlington visiting Byker, Bristol, Plymouth and Byker again. If I have my maths right, a little old round trip of 848 miles for 80 minutes of basketball, I must be mad! No, I must be dedicated, and I must be…

November 24, 2017
Eagles In For Tough Road Test

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle’s preparations for this weekend’s vital double-header road trip at Bristol and Plymouth has been hampered by international call-ups, writes Jeff King. But, the players know that they must put that behind them and come-up with the formula to keep their 100% BBL Championship record complete. One of those players that has…


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