How do you go about selecting the five greatest goals of all time? How can you possibly be sure you haven't missed at least 1,000 that deserve consideration?
Why would you even attempt to take on such a task, knowing full well your name will be muddier than an early-January 1970s English first-division pitch in the comments box below?
Because it's Friday, is my answer. So here goes.
Let me preface my choices by saying I've put a big value on not just the quality of the goal, but the stage on which it was scored. You might disagree with that stance, and it's your prerogative to do so, but that's where I'm coming from.
I've also been conscious of including a variety of different types of goals. I could easily have picked five iconic solo efforts, for example, or five beautiful team goals.
You might not agree with my choices, but I challenge anybody not to enjoy watching every single one of them—be it for the 1,000th time or the first.