As two of the leading football pundits in the country, both Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher offer up cutting, insightful analysis on a weekly basis to millions of fans.
Graeme Souness meanwhile has managed some of the biggest clubs in Europe, and has a trophy cabinet fit to burst. Between those three, they've seen it all.
So when they were called into the Sky Sports studio to shed light on the Champions League action from last night as well as some of the biggest issues in football, they could be relied upon to approach their work in a serious and solemn fashion.
Or not. Neville well and truly put his foot in it when discussing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's decision to haul off youngster Paddy McNair n the first half of his side's win against Southampton on Monday.
It was a decision that sparked debate amongst Manchester United fans, who were concerned about the psychological affect of being subbed so early on. Van Gaal defended his actions and insisted that McNair wouldn't suffer any long-term damage. Neville didn't necessarily agree.
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"You want to get him in slowly so he can handle the situation...you don't want to be pulling off a young kid because he can't handle it". a sage piece of advice there. But not in the mind of two men with a combined mental age of about 12.
Both Souness and Carragher can barely control their laughter in the background as Neville tries to complete his answer. Then, when host Jeff Stelling tried to move the debate on and ask Carragher a question, the Liverpool legend still can't stifle his titters.