With so much at stake in the Premier League there is little room for empathy with poor performances from fans, who expect little short of 100% commitment from their highly-paid stars each and every week.
In the modern game a hiding place for struggling players is almost impossible to find, with attitude and effort scrutinised in agonising detail by supporters and pundits if it fails to meet the required standard.
GMS has decided to profile eight Premier League characters past and present who have suffered from widespread criticism more than most with that in mind, figures who continue to generate a hive of social media activity with each soft touch or poor decision from the dugout.
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