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23 Things That Have Happened Since Leeds Last Played In The Premier League

23 Things That Have Happened Since Leeds Last Played In The Premier League

It's been a hell of a long time, but Leeds United are back in the Premier League.

West Brom's failure to pick up three points against Huddersfield this evening ensured the Yorkshire club will return to the English top flight next season, ending 16 years of hurt in the process.

There have been a lot of changes in the world since Leeds were relegated in May of 2004; some good, some bad.

Here's 23 things that have happened since Leeds last kicked a ball in the Premier League.

The original iPhone was released, as were 19 other followup models

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2007 really was a simpler time.

Bournemouth were relegated to League Two, promoted three times, and spent five seasons in the Premier League

The rule is clearly that Bournemouth and Leeds cannot be in the Premier League at the same time. Rightly so.

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72 characters have been killed off in Coronation Street

The most dangerous street in the world.

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James Milner has made 673 club appearances

He's won a few trophies too.

Mayo have lost six All-Ireland SFC finals

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Michael Bay has made six god awful Transformers movies

Good special effects though.

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Irish Provinces have won six Heineken Cups

Four for Leinster and two for Munster.

Donald Trump starred in 15 seasons of The Apprentice and was elected President of the United States

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The Apprentice aired for the first time in 2004.

Leeds United have had 15 permanent managers

All hail Uwe Rösler!

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Eddie Hobbs came and went

What did you do with your SSIA in the end?

Neil Warnock, Harry Redknapp, Sam Allardyce, Roy Hodgson, David Moyes, and Alan Pardew have had a combined 46 managerial posts
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The Simpsons have released 329 episodes and a movie

Incredibly impressive, especially when you consider it had been shite for a couple of years before Leeds were relegated.

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Dublin have lost two Leinster Senior Football Championship matches

To Westmeath in 2004 and Meath in 2010.

Barack Obama became a senator, a two time president and has been out of office for nearly four years

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Pep Guardiola retired from football and won 30 trophies as a manager

Lionel Messi has scored 701 senior goals

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631 for Barcelona and 70 for Argentina. Not a bad record.

Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in 18 movies

And he finally got that bloody Academy Award!

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Tiger Woods won six more majors, went 11 years without one, and then won another

Norwich have to been promoted to the Premier League and subsequently relegated four times

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They'll be back soon enough.

Kilkenny have been in 12 All-Ireland finals

Winning eight of them...

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Marcelo Bielsa has managed in six different countries

Argentina, Chile, Spain, Italy, France, and England for those of you who were wondering.

Irish golfers won ten majors
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Rory McIlroy has four, Padraig Harrington has three, while Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, and Shane Lowry have one each.

Troy Parrott has successfully completed junior infants, lost all his baby teeth, became a professional footballer, and made his Premier League and senior international debuts

Not bad for a lad who only turned 18-years old in March.

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Gary Connaughton

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