Top 10 boo-boys: Cole far from alone in earning the ire of England fans

Just as 'Cashley' Cole looked to be regaining his marauding Arsenal form, he gifts a goal to Kazakhstan - ranked 131st in the world - at Wembley.

The Chelsea full-back was subsequently jeered every time he touched the ball, and left the pitch with his tail firmly between his legs.

A host of Cole's contemporaries have leapt to Mr Tweedy's defence, with Rio Ferdinand branding the boo-boys 'immature and shameful'.

Despite the widespread condemnation of Cole's treatment, the England full-back is far from alone in being subjected to abuse from his own fans.

Ashely Cole

In a world of his own: Cole feels the heat from the Wembley stands

John Barnes: During an England career spanning 12 years and 79 caps,  Jamaican-born Barnes was regularly subjected to a chorus of boos from England's less than faithful.

Perhaps it was a case of never living up to the potential shown in 1984 in the Maracana, when Barnes gave Brazil a taste of their own medicine. Waltzing through the Auriverde defence with a swagger befitting South America's finest, Barnes coolly slotted past Roberto Costa to open the scoring in a 2-0 win - England's first against Brazil.

Barnes' potential was further outlined in the 1986 World Cup, when, in his first appearance in the tournament, he single-handedly terrified the Argentine defence in a 10 minute cameo.

Darting down the left, Barnes' cross was converted by Golden Boot winner Gary Lineker for his sixth goal of the competition.

In an almost exact replica nine minutes later, Lineker could not convert Barnes' cross, and England crashed out thanks to the hand of one Diego Armando Maradona.

Following a disappointing Euro 88 and despite his seminal rap in New Order's World in Motion, Barnes seldom brought his Liverpool form into an England shirt and failed to silence his very vocal critics.

Phil Neville: Despite having 59 England caps to his name, the utility man and younger brother of Gary will forever be (m)aligned with England's failure to get past the group stages in Euro 2000. Needing a point for a quarter-final berth, Kevin Keegan's men were drawing 2-2 with Romania with a minute remaining, yet Neville's unruly tussle with erstwhile Coventry flop Viorel Moldovan resulted in a penalty for the eastern Europeans. Substitute Ioan Ganea sent Nigel Martyn the wrong way, and England were on an early plane home from Belgium.

David Beckham: Goldenballs became persona non grata on the terraces after his infamous red card against Argentina in the last 16 of the 1998 World Cup.

Two minutes into the second half, with England tied 2-2, Beckham was clattered by Argentine Diego Simeone.

Lying prostrate, the England lashed out with his right leg; Simeone needed littlwe invitation to make the most of the situation and Danish referee Kim Milton Nielson reduced England to ten men.

Galvanised, England pushed Argentina all the way, and arguably should have won the tie following Sol Campbell's disallowed goal.

Nevertheless, Glenn Hoddle saw his side succumb to penalties in Saint Etienne, with Beckham a very public scapegoat.

On his return to England, Beckham - and then girlfriend Victoria 'Posh Spice' Adams - faced a torrent of abuse, with commentator Barry Davies remarking: 'I do wish they'd stop booing Beckham. It's old hat.'

Davies duly got his wishes thanks to Beckham's thick skin - and 'that' free kick against Greece in Old Trafford in October 2001 that ensured England's qualification to the World Cup.

With 106 - and counting - England caps to his name, Beckham was given a heroes' welcome when he replaced Theo Walcott against Kazakhstan on Saturday, showing that it is possible for a fickle football fan to change his mind.

David Beckham

Rejuvenated: Beckham scores against Greece

David Bentley: Bentley's withdrawal from the England Under 21 squad in Holland in 2007 due to 'fatigue' was a far from popular choice. The then Blackburn winger duly paid the price for his summer holiday on his England debut the following September. Facing Israel at Wembley, Bentley appeared for the final 20 minutes to a chorus of jeers and boos.

Whether David Beckham's heir apparent fulfills his potential on the England right wing remains to be seen - as does the likelihood of Spurs' bench-warmer winning the England fans around.

Frank Lampard: The Chelsea man is a regular subject of ire from the footballing public. A brilliant, 20-a-season man for Chelsea, Lampard appears to leave his shooting boots at Stamford Bridge whenever playing for the national side.

Seemingly unable to play alongside Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Lampard has born the brunt of criticism relating to England's misfiring midfield, yet Lampard seems to be rediscovering the form that saw him voted England's player of 2005.

Perhaps Lampard owes much to the repeated selection of Gareth Barry, but his performance in Zagreb last month showed signs that Lampard will - yet again - prove his critics wrong.

Frank Lampard

Back to his best: A fully-functional Lampard would fire England to South Africa

Peter Crouch: Something of an odd physical specimen, many fail to look past Crouch's stature, seeing not his slick first touch and keen eye for goal, but a lanky beanpole who looks more at home on the basketball court.

Ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson asked for patience when it came to the 6'7" hitman, yet after he was subjected to a volley of jeers when he replaced Shaun Wright-Phillips in a World Cup qualifier against Poland in October 2005.

Crouch duly played his part in setting up Frank Lampard's winning goal, and thanks to a robotic dance - not to mention an international record of a goal every two games - Crouch has gained cult hero status among England fans.

Owen Hargreaves: Sven-Goran Erikkson was widely mocked for his inclusion of Canuck Hargreaves in his squad for the 2006 World Cup.

Reception for the midfielder ranged from unfriendly to downright rude, yet Hargreaves justified Eriksson's faith with a string of solid performances in Germany.

Such was his improvement that Sir Alex Ferguson forked out £17million for the player from Bayern Munich, with a fully fit Hargreaves quickly becoming one of the first names in the England squad.

Stewart Downing: Middlesbrough's left-winger was said to 'depressed' after being subjected to abuse from England fans after being handed a start by Fabio Capello against Andorra.

His meagre first-half performance lead to the 24-year-old being substituted by match-winner Joe Cole, with Boro boss Gareth Southgate remarking that his prize player had been left 'depressed' by the whole experience.

The starting eleven against Andorra: Steve 'Wally with the Brolly' McClaren pleaded with fans to support his side against the European minnows. But with the score goalless throughout the first half, the travelling support made their feelings known in no uncertain terms.

Barcelona's Olympic Olympic Stadium was filled with vitriol and hate, which, despite three second half goals, showed little sign of abating.

The incident left McClaren visibly peturbed, with the former Middlesbrough boss walking out of the post-match press conference.

'What I say to the fans is stick with the players, thay are giving it their all and they are  out there doing it,'  he said.

'Gentlemen, if you want to write whatever you want, you can write it because that is all I am going to say. Thank you,' a shaken and stirred McClaren said.