Leeds fans deterred from travelling to Cardiff, also an issue for Bielsa's squad - Times
Leeds United face a big issue ahead of their clash against Cardiff next Sunday as all hotels in Wales are closed, according to The Times.
The newspaper claims that Leeds might fly to South Wales on the morning, with kick-off at 12pm, rather than make the long journey on the road the day before because all Welsh hotels are closed.
The closure of hotels in Wales will also “deter” any Leeds fans who think about making the journey to Cardiff to support Marcelo Bielsa’s men, despite the match being played behind closed doors.
We have seen a number of reports which say some of Leeds’ final nine Championship games could be played at neutral venues in order to stop fans from making their way to stadiums and breaking lockdown procedures [Martyn Ziegler].
But the closure of hotels is not something that has been enforced by the footballing authorities or the police in case Leeds fans do go to the Welsh capital, it’s just coincidental.
We hope that no one makes the journey.
Firstly, there is absolutely no point because there’s next to nothing you can do to support the team outside of a closed stadium. If anything, going to support them might annoy the players and Bielsa more than anything.
Secondly, the match is on television and it is such a long journey that it’s simply not worth it.
Hopefully people aren’t too stupid to do this but we expect fans of all clubs in the top two tiers to travel up and down the country in a futile effort to support their team.
In other Leeds United news, a defender linked with the Whites is quitting his club.