Leeds United’s decision to move the away fans from Elland Road’s South Stand into the more expensively priced West Stand has left the fans of upcoming visitors Cardiff City furious.

Users of the CardiffCityForum.co.uk were disgusted to find out how much a ticket to see their team battling it out at Elland Road would cost with some of the fans even threatening a boycott.

It’s not difficult to muster up a little sympathy for the travelling contingent from South Wales. Thanks to Sky Sports, the fixture has already been shifted to Sunday morning which means Cardiff City fans are being charged £36 to get up at the crack of dawn and travel 230 miles to Leeds where they’ll be housed in the most rundown area of Elland Road and treat like third-rate citizens by our famously over-zealous stewards (and no doubt West Yorkshire’s finest).

Whilst I approve of the club’s decision to make cheaper tickets available to home fans by freeing up the South Stand, this doesn’t change the fact that Elland Road is seriously overpriced. Research from The Square Ball shows Leeds United have the fifth highest ticket prices in the entire country – topped by only four Premier League teams – and a recent survey conducted by The Scratching Shed showed less than 4% of fans felt our ticket pricing represented value for money.

There’s simply no escaping the fact that Elland Road is overpriced and despite dwindling attendances and growing disquiet amongst home – and now away – fans, the club is stubbornly refusing to address the issue.