Arrrgh Misto (and others), can you please stop repeating that the Footie is a measure of the money invested in the Top 200. It’s not.
It’s a measure of the money invested in all players on the Index (Top 200 and Squad players). FI have confirmed this to me.
I appreciate that the FI FAQ section says Top 200, but that is outdated information that relates to pre Autumn 2017, when only the Top 200 players where tradable. The FAQs just need updating.
The Footie has increased nearly 10 fold since then, but the top players have only increased in value by circa 4 fold. The expansion of FI to include the squad players and the mass IPOs in 2017/18 has accounted for the difference in growth.