In 2006 I teamed up with Justin Corfield to write Why They Win. The idea was to pit a team of decent club players against a national Scottish team (the Wolves) and against a team of international stars (the Tigers), and then analyse why the better teams won.
The full Foreword (by Dave Huggett) and Introduction explain in detail how the experiment worked.
Liz McGowan Zia Mahmood
Les Steel Andy Robson
Dave Walker David Price
Brian Short Colin Simpson