Form is temporary class is permanent (sort of).
If you tried to explain to an alien what football is, it would boil down as this: two opposing teams compete with each other for 90 minutes to put a sack of air between a pair of sticks more times than the other.
Easy enough to understand for our little green extra-terrestrial friends, right?
What you may find more of a challenge to convey is ‘form’. Why do quality players turn bad? Why do no-hopers come good? What forces are at work to catalyse this process? Witchcraft? Magic?
Our beautiful game is littered with tales of glory and demise, and Pl>ymaker FC’s Emma Conybeare has shortlisted some of the most prominent transformations for your entertainment.
Check them out in the video above.