I think fetlar means it's pointless criticising (see how I spelt that with an 's' and not a 'z' people) a team whose tactics win the competition but don't break the rules of the competition. I can't argue with him either. Basically the end justifies the means as long as the rules aren't broken.
Exactly. The rules might be wrong but the team who wins by them is not. To confuse the two is ... daft.