Has it really been a decade since 2009? It seem only yesterday that The Black Eyed Peas were riding high at the top of the charts, and the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo rivalry was just getting warmed up.
Ten years ago, Newcastle United played in the second tier for the first time in 17 years, and here’s where all the players they bought and sold in the 2009/10 season are now.
1. Mike Williamson - Bought from Portsmouth
The defender made over 160 appearances in his six season spell at St. James Park, before joining Wolves in 2016. He's now the player-manager at Gateshead. (Photo credit: Oli Scarf/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: OLI SCARFF
2. Habib Beye - Sold to Aston Villa
He was unquestionably a flop for the Villains, and ended up finishing his career at Doncaster Rovers. He's now a big player on the French football punditry scene. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) Photo: Jamie McDonald
3. Wayne Routledge - Bought from Queens Park Rangers
After struggling for first team opportunities with the Magpies, the Wales international joined Swansea City in 2011 - he's been there ever since. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Photo: Stu Forster
4. Damien Duff - Sold to Fulham
The Irishman's encouraging start at Newcastle United was scuppered by injury, prompting his move to the Cottagers. He's now retired from playing, but is a coach for Scottish giants Celtic.(Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Runnacles