Leeds United chief executive Shaun Harvey has insisted that planned redevelopment of Elland Road will still go ahead, although he does concede that England’s failure to land the 2018 World Cup will delay progress.

The plans – which can be viewed here on the KSS Design website – would involve expanding the stadium to a capacity of 50,000, whilst also adding hotel, retail and leisure facilities around the ground.

The re-designed Elland Road has drawn considerable criticism from Leeds United fans who see the plans as ‘papering over the cracks’ and have described the square design as void of creativity.

I have to agree with the general consensus that the plans are extremely poor in design. They look like something thrown together by a German child with a Meccano set – highly practical, but lacking in aesthetic beauty.