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Why do you use digital illustrations instead of images for your blogs? I love actual images of players and I don't like these illustrations.
We understand. And we can only say sorry. But image copyright and license is a real thing. All data, graphics, and images used for analysis in this blog is licensed and paid for. Beyond that, getting copyrighted player images is extremely costly and we simply do not have the money to invest in it right now. We also don't want to use images from Google which may or may not be copyrighted. We don't have the time to spend on finding that out.
So, we mostly use Adobe Illustrator or AI to create necessary player images. None of us are artists by profession, so yes some of you may not like the illustrations, but that's how we will proceed for now. I hope our content will be enough for you to adjust to this compromise for now until we find the necessary funding to invest in licensed player images.
Do you accept advertisements from other brands?
For the moment we don't. We may collaborate with other publications/ brands to promote a giveaway ( like a football t-shirt or a book on football) once in a while, but beyond that, we have no advertising tiers for now. Having said that we cannot rule out that possibility in the future. If and when we do, we will inform you about our policy around display, sponsored or advertorial options.