I think the concept exists that we are better in Cricket than in ftbl,becz
our cricketers are given a chance to play against the best in the world and even if the team flops, there are individusal performances that stand out.
Only inthe last 15 years have our ftblers been given a chance to flex themselves in the foreign leagues - regularly. In addition you will note that when given the chance to face some upper echelon teams, such as Sweden and England, although not winning, we galvanised respect with certain individuals enhancing their stati, eg. Sancho and Edwards.
And in the old days TT and the other islands did play agains the visiting Test teams and sometimes we did quite well. I remember performances vs. England, 1981 and Aus. 1984, however in the mid 80s the WI stopped these games. Pity, becz TT had a wicked ass team from late 80s to the mid 90s.