Toon stars train in sweltering conditions in Palma
Newcastle United stars trained in the red hot weather here in Majorca today at the venue in which they will take on Hertha Berlin tomorrow night.
In fact, it was so hot at the ONO Stadium that Kevin Keegan didn't want his players to spend too much time out of the shade.
And a short delay ahead of their 10.30am slot, which eventually took place at 11am, resulted in some players sitting beneath the main stand as Real Mallorca practiced ahead of their opener at the Mallorca Summer Cup against Hannover 96 tomorrow night.
Interestingly Oba Martins sat out of the session and chilled out listening to his iPod by the side of the pitch along with Steve Harper who was nursing a strain.
And while Damien Duff and Habib Beye did train, they sat out of the practice game in which Jonas Gutierrez netted on his old stamping ground before a Nicky Butt screamer tied things up.
Some Toon fans sat in the stands to watch the lads train and the Spanish media were on hand to get a word with Kevin Keegan.
Newcastle fans attending the game tomorrow night are more or less all on the Island and with many of them booked into hotels in the holiday resorts near Palma, they will assemble in Balmorals Pub in Magaluf.
Balmorals is the official meeting point of the United faithful and buses will depart from the pub, ran by Newcastle fans Charmaine and Paco, ahead of the game.
Newcastle train again tomorrow lunchtime for a light session at Real Mallorca's Bibiloni training ground.
But they will be backed in force by the Toon Army against Hertha as they look to give their pre-season a shot in the arm.