Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Eagles Will Call on Fan Power; Blake Hopeful of Full House for Tigers Clash

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Eagles Will Call on Fan Power; Blake Hopeful of Full House for Tigers Clash

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Byline: MARK DOUGLAS

CRUNCH TIME: Andrew Sullivan and the Eagles are ready for another battle with Everton CRUNCH TIME: Andrew Sullivan and the Eagles are ready for another battle with Everton PAUL BLAKE has urged Newcastle Eagles fans to pack out the Arena and make home advantage count as they look to make play-off progress against the "seriously dangerous" Everton Tigers. The Eagles have slashed ticket prices to pounds 4.50 and the Arena are offering free car parking in a bid to entice a season's high crowd of more than 3,500 to tomorrow night's second leg (tip- off 7.30).

The Eagles play the first leg in Merseyside tonight and are braced for one of the biggest challenges of the season so far.

They have a 5-0 record against the Tigers this season but, with Kevin Bell back for the Scousers, this could be a whole different ball game.

Blake is anticipating a much tighter game than the Eagles have experienced in recent weeks, and reckons the second leg in Newcastle could be crucial.

He said: "We cannot underestimate the size of the challenge we have against Everton.

"They have everyone fit, and with Kevin Bell back they are a totally different side from the one we played earlier in the season.

"Over the years the Everton games have been some of the best we have played and this weekend there could be two classic encounters.

"Make no mistake, their team has not been as strong as they are now all season.

"They have excellent individuals and they will believe they have a chance.

"Having home court advantage helps us in the second leg and we are hoping to create a real atmosphere for the guys.

"We have the ticket promotion and the Arena have been kind enough to put on free parking, so we are hoping for more than 3,000 through the turnstiles.

"We have a big band of supporters going there tonight and Everton are going to bring 100 to us as well so there should be good rivalry in the stands. …

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