To the black and white faithful, who had willed someone, anyone to buy out Mike Ashley after years of watching the club drift, their presence is cause for hope and excitement, while, beyond Tyneside, there remains discomfort. The hierarchy When Amanda Staveley's consortium, which comprises the financier's PCP Capital Partners, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and the Reuben Brothers, completed their £305million takeover on October 7 last year, they took on a mammoth task.
Walker missed City's 5-0 Champions League win over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday and afterwards Pep Guardiola said he was unable to put a timespan on how long the 32-year-old will be out for, with only six weeks until the start of the World Cup. "It's something abdominal and he will be a while out," Guardiola said. Hopefully he can get (back for the World Cup) like Kalvin (Phillips).
Excitement has been rekindled on Tyneside in the last 12 months.