David Beckham let us down once, and he suffered abuse for months afterwards - why? Because he was so good! When he got back in, he duly became the saviour of England and was never booed again...by anyone.
im not so sure that he was that good for england in the big competitions john. he ruined france 98 by getting sent off. euro 2000 knocked out in group stages. 2002 scored a pen yes but all else i remember is him wimping out of a challenge which lead to a brazil breakaway goal & he did nothing else of note. 2004 missed a pen in the shoot out, he scores it then we win. 2006 scored a winning free kick against ecuador, anything else of note?nope.
not a record of someone who was sooooooo good for england in my opinion. but fair enough, if playing well against the weak teams make u soooooooo good than so be it.