Part and parcel of being a football supporter is constantly being forced to revise your opinion about different teams and players.
The five footballers on this list were all, at particular points in their career, the subject of groans and even boos from pockets of their own fans.
But, crucially, they eventually managed to silence those supporters and win them over after finally showing why their managers had stuck by them all this time.
Aaron Ramsey is this season's prime example. The Welsh midfielder was often made a scapegoat for Arsenal's failings by many of the club's disillusioned supporters. But those same fans currently worship the ground he walks on, after he started the season by scoring seven goals from his opening eight matches.
There have been plenty more like Ramsey during the Premier League era. Here are five players who went from zero to heroes.