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September 3, 2018
An Album From Belgium

Our Eagles have returned home from their week in Belgium for some intensive pre-season training and challenging first games against some excellent competition to put them to the test ahead of their first tastes of BBL action as a new squad this week and next. Your first chances to see the new team in action…

September 1, 2018
Belgium Day 4 – A Village Stroll and That Game

So, today is game-day and I’m guessing all of you who follow me, IRF and a couple of others, will know what happened in that game as my report is on-line and will have started dissecting the result. More of that though later! The day started pretty much as the last couple had, breakfast followed…

August 31, 2018
Report: Pre-Season in Belgium vs Siprou Charleroi

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle tipped off their 2018/19 campaign in the far-flung lands of Neufchateau, Belgium against crack Belgian Millionaires outfit Siprou Charleroi and there were hard lessons to learn as they fell to a crushing defeat. However, it must be remembered that this was Newcastle’s first game together as a new-look unit and after…

August 31, 2018
Preview: Pre-Season in Belgium

The 2018/19 Esh Group Eagles Newcastle take to the court tomorrow night for their first competitive pre-season friendly in the Belgian village of Neufchateau which literally translates to Newcastle, writes Jeff King. There’s no doubting that this is a tough baptism of fire for Head Coach Fab Flournoy’s new roster as not only do they…

August 31, 2018
Belgium Day 3 – Groundhog Day and Who Are Charleroi

Ok then Day 3 and you may guess from the title that it was a very similar day to Day 2! Once again two practices for the guys who are really putting in the work and coming together with every minute spent on the court together. A great sense of camaraderie building as they start…

August 30, 2018
Belgium Day 2 – The Entente Cordiale

You know the expression, “things will look better in the morning,”? Well, they did! I slept all right, the shower was nice and you start to feel your way in to the whole adventure. Breakfast was communal so we got to see Spirou Charleroi and what appears to be a very fit, big and strong…

August 29, 2018
Belgium Day 1+

So, the real drama starts on Bank Holiday Monday with a text from Coach Forrester at 6:10am advising that Ahmad and Victor were stuck in Chicago having had their flight cancelled and would not therefore be arriving with Kyle from Belfast at 10:15am. This rather put a different slant on things with Fab expecting everyone…

August 28, 2018
Eagles Fly Off Today

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle are flying out on a voyage of discovery this week to fly the flag for British Basketball and The BBL with the destination Belgium to take on two top-flight sides from the lucrative Euromillions League. After two days of intensive training and practice in Belgium, The Eagles first as a full…

August 27, 2018
Play It Again Fab

Fabulous Flournoy has quashed speculation that he will hang up his BBL vest for good after revealing he plans to play a full part in Newcastle Eagles’ bid to score silverware this season. The most decorated coach in British basketball history turned 45 last month and broke his foot towards the end of a frustrating…

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