Southampton held their first official fans’ forum in three years at St Mary’s on Thursday night, and Saints fans were quick to have their say on what vice-chairman Les Reed said throughout on Twitter.

Reed was one member of the quartet – Ralph Krueger, Mark Hughes and new boy Danny Ings were the others – on the four-man panel, and both he and Krueger were targeted by those present following a disappointing couple of years that has seen two managers sacked, a 17th-placed finish last term and some below-par transfer buys.

The 65-year-old spoke on a number of subjects, but the unhappiness with him was clear to see as he was heckled by some throughout the hour show.

Southampton supporters, some of whom have tipped a previously-critcised 24-year-old to bounce back under Hughes this season, took to social media to give their thoughts on what Reed had to say, and while one said “we’d soon be sorry if he did leave”, another said “Les is just the definition of clueless”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

James Beavis