In recent times gone by there's been Jason Roberts, Keith Andrews and Bradley Orr + Danny Murphy (they came as a BOGOF pair), all of whom have absorbed the brunt of various deficiencies in their footballing ability.
Of course that is not to suggest this particular brand of angst display is restricted purely to the support on offer at Blackburn Rovers, most clubs have subjected a player deemed unworthy (Roberts and Andrews) or lazy (Murphy) or a bit of a tool (Orr) to the boo boy treatment. And with the wages most of today's precious generation get paid it is deemed fair game to give them a volley of negativity if the time arises, I mean we pay to watch them - so it's acceptable in the current climate right?
As fun as that debate would be, that's an argument for another day.
What is more pressing is that the object of the most recent catalogue of derision is without question the least deserving recipient of the boo boy dialogue. The man in question is Rovers midfielder Jason Lowe.
A player who has spent most of his fledging Ewood career suffering a tirade of complaints and questions over what exactly it is he actually "does".
"How is he a professional footballer?", "Why is he always in the team?" and "I think I'm better than Jason Lowe" are all part of a constant range of putdowns and queries on offer with the sole purpose of showing discontent with the performances and selection of the maligned one.
Lowe himself is far from a complete footballer, many years from now he is unlikely to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Puskas, Pele, Maradona and Zidane in the annals of footballing excellence. But as many of his sympathisers will be quick to note... that isn't really the pro-argument for the Wigan born midfielder.
What is often missed when appraising Lowe is what he doesn't do, but what he actually brings to the side. Every side needs that linchpin in the middle, the one who breaks up play, the one who protects, the one who gives the full backs room to push further forward and the one who for want of a better phrase - just does the things that many wouldn't notice well. Players who do that job need an engine.
And Lowe does that better than anyone else at our disposal.
There is a reason five quick fire managers in a row have been all in favour of Leigh's finest, even so much so that he is, after Rhodes and the centre back two, the first name on the Rovers matchday team sheet. It's not a coincidence, nor is it just that they've all got it badly wrong.
People will be quick to point out that the likes of Berg, Appleton and our old mate Steve Kean are hardly the greatest judges of the best players on the planet, but what about Gary Bowyer? And the people in charge of the various England youth set ups? They've all spotted something - it's not about being the most talented ball technician, it's about bringing the best skillset to an often overlooked spot on the playing field.
Once again, for a defensive area of midfield, that's Jason Lowe. More so than any of the other midfielders in Gary Bowyer's squad.
Chances are, if the likes of Pep Guardiola or Alex Ferguson were given a short stint at Rovers - don't hold your breath here folks - they'd do exactly the same given the same squad set up. Managers will always pick consistency over anything else in a position on the field where it's perhaps more vital than anywhere else, that's why t'old Jason will see games there over the likes of the more aggressive Williamson every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
At a time when the Ewood faithful are screaming out for a bit of passion and effort from those overpaid slobs tasked with producing it, it is borderline inexplicable that our own academy graduate is the one in the firing line for extra criticism. Here's a young lad who always puts in a shift and more so, actually goes to the bother of trying to improve his game. He doesn't just turn up and collect his pay cheque, he's constantly looking to improve himself... a summer spent adding a layer of rock hard muscle to his physique and near constant praise from the procession of microphone snogging managers will tell you all you need to know there.
That's not to suggest that Jason isn't a frustrating soul, his passing is often a constant source of mine (and others) continued hair loss, but to suggest he is the weak link in our team is wide of the mark.
I often hear comments that he is overrated, I'd argue it's quite the opposite. He's probably the most underrated player Blackburn Rovers have at their disposal.
Give him the backing he deserves.