Well, this is always an awkward thing, particularly in today's economic climate, so let's just close our eyes and jump right in, shall we? I do this blog because I love the game, and I love sharing opinions about it. As such, you never need to fear a deluge of crass commercialism at FBF. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't appreciate earning a little scratch either.
(1) To justify to my family why I spend so much time slaving over this thing.
(2) I'm a footie junkie and I like coffee.
Huh? Where am I going with that #2? Well, anything that comes my way financially from the Fullback Files will be rolled into my coffee and soccer habits. My current meager sponsorship covers my MLSLive.tv subscription and a handful of soccer books every year. More financial backing = more post-fodder. I wouldn't mind adding a Setanta Broadband subscription, more books for my stash and, above all, more live matches.
And that's where you come in. Look, I honestly don't expect much. The fact that you read (and hopefully comment/share) is payment enough for my ego. That said, even if you don't, won't, or can't spare a dime, there are ways to feed my habit (affiliate links, ads, etc.). The one thing I don't want to do is turn anybody off by packing the site to the rafters with ads, so you can be sure that won't be happening. What I want to know is: which avenue of financial backing offends you the least or (God bless you!) interests you the most?