Given the options I'd have rather told the OF to stick the 5% up their *rse and sell the tickets ourselves. That would have left us in control, ensured that we got all the money, and more importantly, would wind up their most loyal fans as they would no longer be guaranteed tickets thus turning them upon their own club.
However, this isn't a bad compromise. Yes, the OF clubs make more money but it is their fans that are paying for it. Afc also make more money, although admittedly this is funded via our fans. However the opportunity is provided to recoup that additional pound in the next two subsequent matches. If our own fans decide to only turn up for OF games and not the less glamorous games then I see nothing wrong whatsoever with charging this small premium. I am really surprised that this isn't already the case.
Only caveat is that the OF might pull the old t!t-for-tat routine by putting prices up for us. That is a risk. But we already pay an extortionate amount in order to go their, so am not sure that they could justify it, esp as they have more of their own fans to consider (as we get the corners at both grounds I am not sure which stand it would affect - both???).
Not likely. They would have to put up prices for home fans as well and for the sake of scoring points against Aberdeen, and our tiny allocation, there's no way they will want to anger their own fans any further.
Judging by the comments on FF this whole idea is turning out to be a bit of a blunder on the part of the Huns. I can see them abandoning this 5% nonsense next year in favour of some other method of rimming the other clubs.