It's Blog on the Med but is sunshine enough to sooth the Toon Army's pains?
Newcastle United will jet off from Tyneside tomorrow afternoon to escape yet another media storm in the UK following Joey Barton's release from prison.
Many Toon fans were starting to make their way across to Majorca for the Mallorca Summer Cup this week and the sight of United supporters wearing the new purple kit at Palma Airport was there for all to see here on the sun kissed Balearic Island, with many of them greeted by a temperature of 31ÃÂ°C when they stepped off the Jet2.com flight from Newcastle at 11am local time this morning.
Barton won't be joining his team-mates though and with the club's Academy side also in Germany at the moment, the Toon's training HQ will be a lonely place for the Newcastle midfielder, whose solitude is set to continue, albeit in a different sense.
And a United side, already licking their wounds from Doncaster Rovers at the weekend, will arrive here in Majorca without their controversial former Man City star.
The players will be training in the sun but by the time their first game on Friday night kicks off against Hertha Berlin at 8pm local time it should have cooled down a little.
Fans arriving in Palma will be greeted by official touts at the airport with tickets costing 65 Euros for all four games.
And with many holidaymaking Geordies already on the island, there could be as many as 7,000 fans backing Kevin Keegan's side.
Not bad for a crisis club eh?
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