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BBP: Newcastle Eagles: 'Players come here to win'

The Newcastle Eagles are the most successful team in BBL history with various honours - including 18 since 2005.

The Eagles suffered a trophy-less season in 2012-13 but could look back on a season where they finished 2nd in the ladder and finished runners-up in two finals.

Paul Blake, the managing director, believes this season could be the most competitive season in BBL history.

He said: "It's kind of a new era for the league, over the past few seasons we've battled it our with one or two teams who have fallen away or are no longer in existence."

"Now Leicester have found a way to achieve sustainable success and other teams like Worcester and Sheffield have found their feet then you have the Glasgow Rocks and the usual suspects."

"The newer teams are improving, but it will be tough for everyone and not just for us as the quality is beginning to run down the league."

Blake has a lot on his hands, helping run multiple teams down the British basketball ladder, but thinks the squad isn't complete yet.

He continued: "We've a couple of younger guys to announce and we are looking to sign a new forward in the near future."

"We're recruiting players to match-up with Leicester and looking at what we can do to make sure we give [Leicester] a game."

"Fab [Flournoy - the Eagles coach] has an unending passion to win, so we have somebody in charge who instills a will to win in the players, our record points to his methods working."

*You can buy Newcastle Eagles tickets by clicking HERE.

*The Newcastle Eagles feature on the third game shown by BBL TV, with more information HERE.

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