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Preview: Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles

Bristol Flyers v Newcastle Eagles
BBL
SGS WISE Arena
Saturday, October 10th, 7.30pm

Click here to buy tickets online

Bristol Flyers look to build on Thursday’s first win of the season when they host defending BBL champions Newcastle Eagles on Saturday night (7.30pm tip-off).

All the key information on Saturday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

NEWCASTLE EAGLES
The most successful club in BBL history, the Eagles completed a clean sweep of silverware last season and will yet again be expected to be the frontrunner during the 2015/16 campaign. Since 2010, they have played all home games at the 3,000 capacity Sport Central Arena at Northumbria University, after previously playing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena since 1995.

HEAD COACH
Fabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division 1 College McNeese State University. Flournoy joined the Eagles in 2001, and took on a new role of player/coach during the 2003-04 season.

ONE TO WATCH
Rahmon Fletcher – A college teammate of former Flyers guard Bree Perine, Fletcher was named MVP at the BBL Play-Off final in front of a near 15,000 crowd at the O2 Arena in London. The American averaged 12.6 points and 6.4 assists in 35 appearances for the Eagles last season.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Saturday’s game will be Andy Thackeray, Darren Bolt and Poitr Florecki.

LAST TIME OUT
Newcastle Eagles overpowered the Flyers 92-80 at the Sport Central Arena in the second leg of the BBL Play-Off quarter-finals.

TICKETS
Click here to buy tickets for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle Eagles

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