Balls went along to Sky Sports' very plush London studios as the assembled Irish media got a rare opportunity to quiz Sky's array of pundits on the football issues of the day. Unsurprisingly, Gary Neville was the centre of attention and the former Manchester United captain was first asked whether fans were misguided to expect loyalty from the modern footballer before being questioned if Luis Suarez has gone about trying to leave Liverpool 'the wrong way'.
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He gave a strong response to the question of whether Manchester United will be patient with their new manager.
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Neville is certainly correct in pointing out that Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't exactly Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross in the transfer market. Ken Early gave a long list some of the high-profile targets that Ferguson missed out on in the Irish Times yesterday, to which you could add the names of Eden Hazard and Patrick Kluivert.
Neville was quite complimentary of Seamus Coleman before he being asked if Coleman could fall victim to 'John O'Shea syndrome' and his versatility could count against him.
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Sky Sports kicks off its biggest ever Premier League season with live coverage of Swansea v Man Utd on Sky Sports 1, Sky 2 and Pick TV on 17 August.