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Only way is up after Surrey loss – Nelson

Danny Nelson is hoping Leeds Force’s never-say-die attitude will be enough to end a torrid 19-game BBL losing streak against high-flying Newcastle Eagles at Sport Central tonight.

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Isaac Mourier

Isaac Mourier: Hard work is only key to success for Force

It’s easy to identify what went wrong last week for Leeds Force – absolutely everything. That helps us in a way, since we don’t have to look hard to figure out what needs tweaking – everything has to improve, and we know last week’s performance was not at the right standard.

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Danny Nelson.

Leeds Force unfazed by task ahead insists Nelson

Danny Nelson insists lowly Leeds Force can’t feel sorry for themselves, and must continue fighting to snap their long losing streak in this weekend’s home double-header against Surrey Scorchers tonight (7.30pm) and table-toppers Leicester Riders on Sunday (4pm).

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George Brownell

Support of fans really appreciated by Force

Everyone at Leeds Force thrives on the label of underdog – it means we don’t have to be afraid of anyone, and we’re never scared because nobody expects us to win games.

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Rafail Tsouraki

Force fade after bright start to go down again

A disastrous second-half showing saw a spirited Leeds Force slump to an 18th consecutive defeat against play-off-chasing Worcester Wolves, writes Seb Gigner.

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Danny Nelson.

Worcester Wolves v Leeds Force: Nelson eyeing up first away win of campaign

Danny Nelson insists that a win against high-flying Worcester Wolves tonight (7.30pm) could prove the antidote to an ailing Leeds Force’s long-running BBL slide after a disastrous campaign so far for the West Yorkshire strugglers.

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Isaac Mourier

Isaac Mourier: Leeds Force determined to finish off the season with a bang

IT’S been a chaotic season for everyone at Leeds Force, but even with the end of the season in sight, we haven’t given up and we want that first road win of the year down in Worcester on Friday.

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Tre Bennett in action against Surrey Scorchers.''Picture: Alex Daniels.

Leeds Force aim to arrest alarming run of form

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson expects his struggling side to show their battling qualities in the 10 games that remain of a disappointing British Basketball League campaign.

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Sheffield Sharks vs Leeds Force, Sharks player Mike Tuck.

Nick Westby: Basketball’s ongoing battle to stand tall

IT IS a crisp, bright afternoon in Leeds, and on a concrete court overshadowed by residential tower blocks, a group of teenagers can be found playing a recreational game of three-on-three basketball.

Leeds Force's Eric Curth, right.

Eagles pile on the agony for hapless Leeds

Leeds Force crashed to a 17th consecutive BBL defeat on Friday night, suffering a resounding 114-73 loss against title-chasing Newcastle Eagles.

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Danny Nelson.

Force hoping to cash-in on faltering Eagles’ form

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson sees tonight’s road clash with title-chasing Newcastle Eagles at Sport Central (7:30pm) as a chance to avenge a record-breaking 88-point drubbing at the hands of the Tyneside team on opening night.

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George Brownell.

Sharks’ Williams is too strong for Force

Leeds Force crashed to another BBL defeat in Friday night’s Yorkshire derby, suffering a 107-79 defeat against Sheffield Sharks at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Sheffield Sharks' Eddy Brownell. PIC: Andrew Roe

BBL: Brownell brothers braced for the Leeds Force-Sheffield Sharks derby

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson is demanding an improved effort from his struggling side in tonight’s BBL Yorkshire derby clash against Sheffield Sharks at Carnegie Sports Arena.

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Action from October's meeting between Sheffield Sharks and Leeds Force. The rematch is on Force's 'home tur' on Friday. PIC: Chris Etchells

Isaac Mourier: Faltering Leeds Force’s team spirit will be key to locking up Sharks

Leeds Force underestimated just how tough an opponent Manchester would prove to be last week – the Giants have a strong roster and showed a fantastic team spirit that we just couldn’t match.

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Leeds Force v Glasgow Rocks Basketball Beckett University fri 3rd oct 2014'Zak Wells passes under pressure  for Leeds Force

Leeds MP pledges to make ‘as much noise as possible’ to save UK basketball

A Leeds MP is to lead a debate on the future of basketball in the Commons after pledging to make “as much noise as possible” on the issue.

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Isaac Mourier

Force sink to a new low as Giants show no mercy

A disastrous performance saw Leeds Force decimated in the clash of the roses, suffering a heavy 94-62 defeat against fellow strugglers Manchester Giants at Trafford Sportsdome on Friday night.

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Leeds Force coach Danny Nelson has given new recruits Jack Ocwieja and Gasmend Sinani the thumbs up. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Manchester Giants v Leeds Force: Coach Nelson eyes climb off bottom rung of league ladder

Danny Nelson sees Leeds Force’s clash with fellow BBL strugglers Manchester Giants at Trafford Sportsdome tonight (7.30pm) as the ultimate chance to begin their climb from the bottom of the league standings, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Isaac Mourier. PIC: Alex Daniels

Isaac Mourier: Leeds Force failing to follow coach’s matchday instructions

Leeds Force are gradually becoming a better team, but I don’t think we should’ve been targeting anything other than a win last week against Worcester Wolves – they didn’t play very well and we ‘beat ourselves’.

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Adrian Kuyinu posed an early fightback threat. PIC: Leeds Force

Leeds Force 76 Worcester Wolves 101: Force fail to arrest poor run of results

Leeds Force’s long-lasting BBL losing streak continued on Sunday night – suffering a 101-76 defeat against play-off-chasing Worcester Wolves at Carnegie Sports Arena, writes SEB GIGNER.

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Leeds Force.

We can challenge the Cup finalists, insists Leeds Force coach Nelson

Leeds Force head coach Danny Nelson sees tomorrow’s clash with beaten BBL Cup finalists Worcester Wolves at Carnegie Sports Arena (4pm) as a chance to showcase his side’s continued improvements over recent weeks, as Force look to earn a priceless second win of the campaign ahead of next week’s vital match-up with Manchester Giants.

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