Thanks for your definition of "technically better". But are we not missing the point that, regardless of technical skills, the overall level of a player (technical skills, psychology, fitness etc etc) is what really matters? If we put Gauld, McKay and Allan in the Scotland team, we would lose quite heavily I'd wager. Alone, technical ability is worthless if you don't have the rest. The teams who have tanked Scotland and Scottish club sides over the last 30 years are not just "technically better". That's a myth - a one-line media cop-out.