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Preview: Newcastle Eagles v Bristol Flyers

Newcastle Eagles v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Sport Central
Friday, November 11th (7.30pm)

Bristol Flyers look to pick up their first away victory of the season when they travel to Newcastle Eagles for the first of two meetings in November for a 7.30pm tip-off.

All the key information on Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below.
NEWCASTLE EAGLES
It’s been a busy summer for the Eagles as Andy Thomson moved to arch rivals Leicester and the legendary Charles Smith finally called time on a stunning BBL career. New faces have come into the mix with Deondre Parks and Londoner Orlan Jackman along with GB international Joe Hart (not that one) - The core of the team remains the same and is once again led by reigning league MVP Rahmon Fletcher.
HEAD COACH
Fabulous Flournoy – A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets, the 6ft 3in shooting guard was a student at NCAA Division one 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 – the reigning league MVP, Fletcher averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 assists in 33 appearances for the Eagles last season.
OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Friday’s game will be Simon Unsworth, Graham Shaw and Pawel Szafraniec 
FORM
Newcastle Eagles: WLWWW
Bristol Flyers: LLLLL
LAST TIME OUT
A short-handed Bristol Flyers side were unable to end their bad run of form away from home, after a 90-65 defeat to Newcastle Eagles back in April.
WATCH LIVE
Bet 365 account holders will be able to watch and bet in play LIVE on the official Bet 365 website.
DID YOU KNOW
The Eagles are currently the highest scoring team in the BBL - averaging 92.5 points per game.

 

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