Woah, being semi-active has worked out quite well for me! 6 out of 7 English national team players play for my clubs and all of the Koerakoonlased players are currently called up to various national teams. I hope it stays that way once the WC starts.
Also, Echo Lloyd has become the current highest skilled player and Koerakoonlased have the highest team average.
It feels as if I've been overthinking about strategy in the past and the correct way to play is to just chill and have fun rather than get frustrated about losses. Winning a title was a great stress relief in that sense.