It's meaningless, isn't it Alex: my team, who attempted to grace the Premier League with a Championship squad this season, were constantly described as lacking quality.
Any of our players, down the local park (or even in League 1/2) would look like Maradona. There's no "lack of quality", just intense and constant pressure from better (quality) players. Only the big 6 international superbusinesses can afford the best players and then go on to buy all the next-best players so no-one else can, except at inflated prices with further sell-on clauses. If Lineker and some his braying donkeys on that show of his want "better quality", they should be moaning about the wealth distribution, not doing down lesser teams who are only lesser because 6 clubs have got all the money. It's just a game, after all, not a business.
I was at a party last week and one of these - people - used a fish knife to butter their bread. It was Horrific. They're just not like us.