Newcastle notebook: FFP boost as Magpies unveil exciting global market plans

Newcastle United's summer spending kitty has been handed a boost thanks to the club's post-season mini tour of Australia.

Chronicle Live understands that United are set to benefit from a huge pay day for travelling Down Under with CCO Peter Silverstone stressing the importance of making a profit for Financial Fair Play rules. Newcastle can only spend what they earn meaning that every external activity counts towards investing in players.

It is understood that Newcastle will pick up a significant seven-figure sum for the trip as well as spreading global awareness for the brand.

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Silverstone, who helped spearhead the club's trip to the United States last summer, knows that the long journey to Australia, for what will be a whistlestop tour, in late May will be vital. He said earlier this year: "We have a lot of work to do on secondary partnerships and growing globally is key."

Having reached out to fans in America last summer, Newcastle will now look set to hold key social events with ex-pats in Australia with a massive gathering of fans expected across the week between May 21 and May 25. The Magpies will depart the UK directly after their final day clash with Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.

And they will be in action again just two nights later against Tottenham Hotspur at the MCG to face Ange Postecoglou's side for a friendly game at the 100,000 capacity venue. Newcastle also face a clash with A-League All Stars in Melbourne at the Marvel Stadium on Friday 25 (5.15pm local time) before heading home.

For all the talk of playing too many games, Chronicle Live understands that post-season tours are going to become habitual for Newcastle in the years to come as the club look to increase their appeal around the globe. Newcastle have had lucrative offers from America and further afield for this summer.

United trip to Burnley not selected for TV

Newcastle's encounter at Turf Moor on May 4 will kick off at 3pm for a good old-fashioned Saturday afternoon clash in Lancashire. The game has been overlooked for TV coverage which may not come as a surprise given the league positions of the two sides.

But in the build-up to the Premier League's TV transmission schedule nothing could be taken for granted. After all, the fixture has been selected for Monday Night Football on a couple of occasions!

Jamaal Lascelles already making good progress

Despite going under the knife and being ruled out for the rest of the season, club captain Jamaal Lascelles is already on the mend. His operation last week went through with no issues and he is ready to rest and recuperate before the hard yards begin again.

Eddie Howe said on Friday: "He’s had his operation and that was successful so he’s already on the road to recovery. Initially for a player it’s difficult to accept that you’re faced with a long period of rehabilitation."