As Danny Blanchflower said, "the best team always wins". By which he meant who cares about anything else except that.Graeme Mathie is the interesting one - his one is worth a listen - although it sounded at one point suspiciously like he was highlighting fine sporting margins and "luck". Hopefully that's just the emotional attachment to PHB and RS because they worked so hard to make it a success and ultimately didn't.
What I've learned from nearly 50 years of watching football, rule number 1:
The team that scores the most goals wins, and everything else is just chatter.